While I was on vacation, fellow San Antonian Cernig at NewsHog wrote a fascinating essay that gives a different perspective on the United States' Independence Day. Cernig believes his native Scotland deserves its own independence-from-Great-Britain day, and so Cernig is jealous. Fortunately, he also believes they will get it relatively soon.
It's taken 300 years but I believe I will live to see Scotland a nation again. A poll by the Scotsman newspaper in 1996 showed that over half of the Scottish populace would prefer an independent Scottish Republic - no Monarch at all. On the Scottish Independence Day, when it finally comes, expect the biggest party the world has ever seen!
Read the whole thing for a very interesting history lesson.