Apparently, it's Scotland, the not-so-brave. Last week, the Scots had their big chance to vote for independence but punted instead. The theme of the anti-independence campaign was "Better Together." The concept didn't fly in America back in 1776 but King George III wasn't particularly good at marketing.
This opportunity for independence represented the “easy button” to revolution. No claymores to swing or evil English nobleman sending bands of marauders to pillage your village. A paper cut from a ballot was about the extent of the risk of bodily harm in this freedom quest. Even a pro-independence endorsement from Sir Sean Connery wasn't enough to persuade his fellow countrymen. I mean, who can say no to James Bond? Well, 55 percent of the Scottish voting population with a special inclusion for 16- and 17-year-olds, said no. Maybe independence isn't the greatest thing since sliced haggis, but the Scots may never know.