Scottish Independence Fuels Secession Sentiments in the US

On the eve of Thursday’s vote for independence in Scotland, the impact of freedom fever is being felt around the world, and the fever has old world powers unnerved.

As former presidential candidate and commentator Pat Buchanan points out, the push for independence extends to regions and provinces in other countries like Spain, France, Italy and Belgium as well.

The sentiments of independence and secession aren’t limited just to Europe. Some see the events unfolding in Europe as a seedbed for growing sentiments here at home.

Texas nationalists have seized on the vote as an example of a sort of modern day manifest destiny in their push for Texas seceding from the Union and a return to an independent country which might boast sufficient infrastructure, military assets, natural resources and commerce to stand on its own as the world’s 14th largest economy.