To the Editor:
Today is a sad day in Scottish history. Acceptance of subordination has won out over self-determination. It seems that “Project Fear” did the job it was intended to do.
Still, I am heartened that many of my fellow Scots stood up for themselves and their country by voting “yes.” For the “yes” campaign this wasn’t about turning Scotland into some utopia, nor was it about animosity toward the English.
Rather, there is a genuine interest among many Scots in taking full responsibility for the difficult choices that every nation must make in today’s tumultuous world, choices that politicians in Westminster seem less and less capable of making.
Now let us see how long it takes David Cameron, the British prime minister, to deliver on his promises of greater devolution. If some good can come of this defeat, it will be the decentralization of power away from London and back into the hands of the people of Scotland, England, Northern Ireland and Wales.
Glasgow, Sept. 19, 2014