However, in the spirit of both wanting to inform AND entertain you (it looks like Von's column is gone for the forseeable future), I now present to you two humorous opinion pieces about how Scottish Independence may be a good thing, or a bad thing.
Up to a Point: A Free Scotland Would Be a Hilarious Disaster by P.J. O'Rourke
Featuring this money quote:
You can be sure Scotland will have armed conflict of some kind (“bang-bang” as we pros call it). Besides internal feuds, Scotland is perfectly positioned between two hostile powers—England and Norway, who aren’t going to let those North Sea oil fields go without a fuss. Scotland will be Pakistan with exposed knees.
Now, go forth and make your own informed decisions (not that it's up to us in America anyway).