So long, but thanks for the syrup!
Moonbats on parade – this time marching through the state of Vermont. Media attention has been growing for a grassroots group trying to return Vermont to the Republic it once was in 1771.
The Second Vermont Republic claims it is a nonviolent citizens network opposed to the tyranny of corporate America and the US Government. Of course!
Wasn’t this tried once already?
Members of the Second Vermont Republic subscribe to the following set of principles:
- Political Independence. Our primary objectives are political independence for Vermont and the peaceful dissolution of the Union.
- Human Scale. We believe life should be lived on a human scale. Small is still beautiful.
- Sustainability. We celebrate and support Vermont’s small, clean, green, sustainable, socially responsible towns, farms, businesses, schools, and churches. We encourage family-owned farms and businesses to produce innovative, premium-quality, healthy products. We also believe that energy independence is an essential goal towards which to strive.
- Economic Solidarity. We encourage Vermonters to buy locally produced products from small local merchants rather than purchase from giant, out-of-state megastores. We support trade with nearby states and provinces.
- Power Sharing. Vermont’s strong democratic tradition is grounded in its town meetings . We favor devolution of political power from the state back to local communities, making the governing structure for towns, schools, hospitals, and social services much like that of Switzerland. Shared power also underlies our approach to international relations.
- Equal Opportunity. We support equal access for all Vermont citizens to quality education, health care, housing, and employment.
- Tension Reduction. Consistent with Vermont’s long tradition of “live and let live” and nonviolence, we do not condone state-sponsored violence inflicted either by the military or law enforcement officials. We support a voluntary citizens’ brigade to reduce tension and restore order in the event of civil unrest and to provide assistance when natural disasters occur. We are opposed to any form of military conscription. Tension reduction is the bedrock principle on which all international conflicts are to be resolved. [I know this one made me fall off the couch]
- Mutuality. Both our citizens and our neighbors should be treated with mutual respect.
This coming from a state that just voted a Socialist into the Senate.
For a good laugh, check out their website here. Other items to note from the site; pithy book review of the “Myth of 9/11”. The terrorists aren’t an organized group, they’re oppressed, poverty stricken people that can be won over by ‘tension reduction’.
It would truly be sad if it wasn’t so funny.
One question though; if Vermont does secede from the Union, will we have to pay import tax for the maple syrup?