Letters 02 – 09 – 2012

Vermont businesses are fighting! 

“I fully expected them to be passive and unprepared – bravo” from Rachel about Vermont business.

This comment from Rachel raised the hair on the back of my neck. Business has been engaged for quite some time; if you read True North as well as the numerous other new electronic media sources in and about Vermont that have sprung up over the past few years due to a lack of accurate and in-depth coverage by the bigger media venues, you will find those stories and opinions.

Every punishment [more and increased taxes (vehicle fees, fuel taxes, electricity taxes and surcharges, telecommunications taxes…, regulations and permits; proposed impervious surfaces taxes] meted out by Montpelier’s sanctimonious elitists to ‘evil’ corporations and so called small business in Vermont has ricocheted and wounded very small and mom and pop businesses in this State even more.

If it wasn’t for Rob At True North and some of these new blogs, we wouldn’t get any press at all due to the media bias and the skewed perception that all businesses and corporations are rich and evil.

It seems hardworking, nose-to-the-grindstone small business don’t make good headline stories.

– Estella Leach



First Amendment rights of Catholic Church need to be defended by all

Now perhaps I am just old fashioned, but the idea that Obama is attempting to shut down Catholic hospitals, adoption agencies and universities if they refuse to provide abortion coverage to their employees flies in the face of one of the church’s most basic teachings – respect for life. In reality, this outrageous attempt to bring the heavy hand of government into the charitable work of the Catholic Church is really about something far broader. It is an attempt to champion moral relativism over the belief in the absolutes of right and wrong. Perhaps this will wake up those who think they can take government money without sacrificing their most deeply held beliefs and leaving their souls on the White House doorstep! Are your children still being taught European History? Are these words familiar to them? …

First they came for the socialists and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist.

Then they came for the trade unionists and I did not speak out because I was not a trade unionist.

Then they came for the Jews and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me and there was no one left to speak out for me.

Rev. Martin Niemoller (1937)

Rev. Niemoller spent seven years in a Nazi concentration camp.

– Virginia Duffy


Notes & Events

Fri. February 10th: The Stowe Republican Town Committee will meet at the Ten Acres Lodge for their monthly breakfast. Main topic of discussion will be preparation for the Feb 15th health care forum. All welcome to attend.

Wed. February 15th: The Stowe Republican Town Committee will be sponsoring a public forum on healthcare reform, 7 pm at the Stowe Fire & Rescue Building. Speakers will include Rutland Treasurer Wendy Wilton (Finance Issues), Bob Gaydos (Insurance Strategies and impact on Businesses), and Dr. Bill Minsinger (Impact on medical care and Dr. Patient relations).

Sat. February 18th: “Green Mountain Care: what every Vermonter should know” will be presented at 10 am at the Wells Village School on Route 30.” The event is free and the general public is encouraged to attend this event regarding the impacts of Vermont’s health care law, Act 48. The educational event is hosted by the Wells Republican Committee. Guest speakers for the event will be State Senator Randy Brock, Rutland area physician Daniel McCauliffe, MD, and Rutland Treasurer Wendy Wilton.


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