In so far as the letter is also addressed to myself as a reader I would seek to persuade that another perspective may be taken. For many like myself the problem with the unionist position is the marked absence of national self-esteem.
It does not break unionist hearts that their position implies that Scotland's potentially unique, distinctive, and independent voice would never, never, be heard in the European Parliament or in the United Nations.
Their opposition underlines the fact that unionist politicians have absolutely no desire to represent Scotland in the wider stage of world politics and demonstrates a singular lack of healthy ambition both for themselves and their country.
They are content to paddle about in the parochialisms of devolved politics, are happy to forswear playing a personal and representative part in the international forums of a larger world and to remain oblivious to the fact that inter-nationalism implies the existence of nationalism.
It is not that their vision for themselves and their country is too big; it is simply too small.