America Has its Own Growing Secession Movement

Monday, September 22, 2014
By Paul Martin

Joshua Krause
Monday, September 22, 2014

Watching the results of Scotland’s secession gambit was quite a ride, if not a little disappointing in the end. It would have been fantastic to see that proud nation independent once again. I suppose it’s not to be, at least for now. While Downing Street breathes a sigh of relief, perhaps they should reexamine the demographics of the voting results. They certainly don’t bode well for the future of the United Kingdom.

For starters, the growth of the independence movement was quite impressive. From 2011 until the day of the vote, there were quite a few polls taken on the matter. While there were many swings from month to month, support for independence probably averaged around 30 percent until 2013. From 2014 on, it slowly but consistently climbed into the mid 40s. So who was responsible for this growing popularity?

Mainly the young and the poor, who are increasingly finding themselves in the same category as time goes on. 73 percent of those over 65 voted against secession, after fearing for the state of their pensions should Scotland break away. It’s very likely that the oldest generation is the only thing keeping the “U” in the U.K.

The writing is on the wall, as it is in most countries. It seems that younger people don’t like being ruled from far-away elites who don’t represent them, culturally or politically. As the previous generation dies off, the new will slowly become the majority. This burgeoning urge to break down nations can be seen across the globe, and is a natural course of history. Of course, the United States is no exception.

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