Local environmental activists are gearing up for the so-called Global Climate Strike starting on Friday. The coordinated protests will include civil rights-style sit-ins, street marches, and attempts to close businesses, along with other municipal disruptions.
While we strongly support the First Amendment rights of concerned citizens, we also understand the need for rule of law as well as the protection of the rights of citizens going about their business who want no part of this kind of mob action.
The big problem with the upcoming “Global Climate Strike and Week of Action” is that the shock troops in this strike are expected to be public school students who will march out of class in order to participate in the mayhem.
Back to school on America’s college campuses can be an exciting time for parents and students alike. But if your college freshman comes home for Thanksgiving break and you no longer recognize the person you dropped off just three months prior, that excitement may turn to shock, or even anger.
“The American Pageant,” a longtime staple of history teachers and their students, has evolved over its previous 16 editions into a left-leaning handbook wherein all Democratic presidents are depicted as American heroes and Republican presidents portrayed negatively.
Climate activists need to learn that in a civilized democracy, you are not entitled to promote your demands by throwing yourself onto the street to stop traffic and disrupt the peaceful activities of your fellow citizens.
Green Mountain Power is showing its support for the political Global Climate Strike by increasing green energy rebates and partnering with Vermont customers and communities to reduce carbon emissions.
The objective is to encourage people to skip work and, for students, to skip school, go out and block traffic, picket offices and businesses, and generally disrupt people’s ability to function in their daily lives. It is a massive temper tantrum orchestrated to intimidate legislators and citizens.
It is time for Vermonters, parents and non-parents alike, to examine and express our opinions about what is being taught to our children in the name of tolerance by people who may be well-meaning but are confusing indoctrination with education.
The New York Times essentially is bowing to leftist demands and becoming an activist organization. It has abandoned even the pretense of being dedicated to covering important news and evenhandedly informing readers.
Former state Rep. Kiah Morris has released a new YouTube video stating that Vermont is full of racism, and she singles out state Sen. John Rodgers, a highly respected Democrat representing the Essex-Orleans district.