At the Strolling of the Heifers Parade 2019, this bias against free speech was on full display, augmented by blatant government endorsement, using broadcast media by Vermont’s ultra-progressive lieutenant governor.
Stenger acquired responsibility for the financial misdeeds of the other partners but, burdened with his responsibilities as the developer on the ground, apparently neglected to raise any red flags if indeed he knew of the extent of those misdeeds.
It will be eight months before the Legislature reconvenes. I would hope the members think long and hard on what a spectacular disaster this session turned out to be.
It turns out that not only are those bans an inconvenience, they also have questionable positive benefits for the environment — and may actually be making things worse.
Remember the Champlain Flyer? That was Howard Dean’s commuter train that ran 13 miles from Charlotte to Burlington. After three years’ operation and spending $27 million, the little used Flyer was mothballed.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “cigarette smoking is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States.” E-cigarettes and other alternative products can help change this. That’s something Congress shouldn’t forget.
Would they have the grit and fortitude to fight and win to preserve the freedom and liberty of the West that they seem to take for granted and the values that too many of them seem to treat with contempt?
We need to have conversations about substantive reform if we’re serious about paying down our liabilities while making financially responsible decisions for our state’s future.
In the next few years we will have no living witnesses to what has been described by historians as one of the greatest military achievements of all time – the Normandy Landing in France, on June 6, 1944.
Vermont has reached solar saturation, creating the possibility that parts of our electric grid could malfunction and leave thousands without power for days. But some large renewable energy companies are trying to lobby our government for yet more solar.
Lawmakers should pass in the next legislative session a proposal for a Vermont Constitutional Amendment patterned after the abortion rights amendment giving parents the liberty to choose the appropriate education for their children.