Letters 5 – 12 – 2012

Double Standard? 

Governor Shumlin has changed his tune in regards to the legislature’s authority over Public Service Board cases. It appears that when the legislature and the PSB are playing with Governor Shumlin’s political ball on his court, he favors his own team.

In the Vermont Yankee case, he led the legislative effort to interfere in the PSB’s open docket. Since the CVPS/ GMP merger was announced in June, Governor Shumlin has consistently been on-board, and now that his buddies at CVPS and GMP have an open PSB case, it’s “absolutely inappropriate” for the legislature to interfere with the PSB.

This double standard is a result of the governor’s own political agenda. His hypocrisy will not give any Vermont business the confidence that they will be treated fairly in regulatory processes unless they’re rubbing elbows with the governor. This is closing the door to any businesses coming to Vermont.

At a clean energy summit held in Burlington in early April, Governor Shumlin was reported as saying, “It’s absolutely inappropriate for the legislature or the governor to weigh in through law on a pending case…” A few weeks ago he publicly scolded the Senate after they voted to require CVPS to pay back ratepayers.

Without consistent regulatory process for each PSB case, it will be impossible to predict which way Governor Shumlin will push the legislature. The governor’s scam to protect only those who compliment his own agenda is proving that to him, politics are more important than laws.


Dick Trudell


Notes and Events

Saturday July 7 to Friday July 13: Camp Constitution Announces its 2012 Family Camp in Rindge, NH

This year’s camp promises to be its most well attended in the camp’s history. Featured instructors include Dr. Mike Coffman, author Jim Perloff, , motivational speaker and author Earl Wallace, Pastor Garrett Lear, “The Patriot Pastor, “New American” writer and talk show host, Tom Eddlem, author Mrs. Sally Humphries, historian Tom Moor, amd the Rev. Steve Craft.

The camp will hold a number of classes including “America’s Godly Heritage, several regarding the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, Agenda 21 and the U.N., Creation vs. Evolution, The Moral American, The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere, The Shadows of Power: The Council on Foreign Relations and the American Decline, More Than a Right, and “The 10 Commandments, and Leadership”

In addition to the classes, campers and staff will visit historic Concord, MA, the Louisa May Alcott House, and the Franklin Pierce House, a hike up Mt. Monadnock and a community outreach where campers distribute copies of the U.S. Constitution to people in the neighboring towns.

Recreational opportunities include swimming, volleyball, basketball, wiffleball, an indoor roch climbing wall, and chess tournaments.

For information on the camp please visit our web site www.campconstitution.net or vist us on facebook For a promotional brochure visit our scribe.com page:http://www.scribd.com/doc/61101973/Camp-Constitution-2012-Promotional-Brochure

View us on Youtube www.youtube.com/campconstitution and Vimeohttp://vimeo/com/user5075075/videos for videos of classes, activities and camp testimonials. If you would like to become a camp sponsor and have your business listed on our web site, would like hard copies of the 2012 Constitution Camp brochure or have questions, please call the camp manager, Mr. Charles Everett (704) 288-7270 or E-mail halleckeverett@gmail.com


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