“I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most of all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union, and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.” Calvin Coolidge 1928
Calvin Coolidge is dead. Never in his wildest fantasies would he have anticipated what happened to his home state in just three generations.
88 years ago…Vermont was a very different place. Vermont and Maine were the only two States never to vote for Roosevelt. It was a bastion of the Grand old Party. The party of Abraham LIncoln. Vermont was the first entity to ban slavery in North America.
But starting in the 1960’s things began to change. Philip Hoff in 1962 became the first democrat to be elected governor since the Civil War. A lot of (relatively) cheap land went up for sale when a lot of family farms went under, and with the coming of the interstates Vermont was less the four hours drive from major metropolitan areas.
Vermont over the course of four decades changed from deep dark red to deep dark blue.
The old independent Vermonters died off.
Today Vermont is the Hippie epicenter. It’s been that way since 1968 when the back to the land movement invaded the state.
Silent Cal would not recognize his home state today.
I was mildly surprised that Vermont was solid blue, even the Northeast kingdom fell in line.
Now they are going to declare Montpelier a sanctuary city.
Councilor Anne Watson made the motion to accept the policy with the addition of protecting religious affiliation as well as immigration status. Earlier in the meeting Watson said when she first read the policy she thought it was great that they’d be protecting immigrants.
“But I couldn’t help but also think about other potentially threatened populations,” she said. Watson specifically mentioned Muslims.
The council unanimously adopted the sanctuary policy.
Rutland is doing that experiment now.
Even the Times Argus refers to them as illegal aliens.
When a president takes the oath of office he pledges to defend the Constitution of the United States of America.
The laws good and bad are supposed to be enforced until the bad ones are repealed.
One big difference between Progressives and Conservatives. A progressive President and his/her rubberstamp Justice Dept. will selectively decide which laws to enforce.
When a Conservative President is elected apparently progressives get to decide which laws to ignore.
I think that Calvin Coolidge would think that we are insane!
But this is what the majority of Vermonters voted for. We can’t just point to our major urban areas like other states where the blue cities outvote the red countryside.
Were not “independent Vermonters any more. We have to depend on government. And that of course means higher taxes. We have to take good care of our “guests” .
But of course we have a ways to go before we can even think to aspire to California.
Subject: LARGEST INSANE ASYLUM IN THE WORLD
California – largest insane asylum in the world Interesting that the LA Times did this. Lou Dobbs reported this on CNN and it cost him his job. The only network we would see this on would be FOX. All the others are staying away from it. Whether you are a Democrat or Republican, this should be of great interest to you!
Just One State – be sure and read the last part… try for 3 times.
This is only one State… If this doesn’t open your eyes, nothing will!
>From the L.A. Times.
1. 40% of all workers in LA County (10.2 million people) are working for cash; and not paying taxes. This is because they are predominantly illegal immigrants, working without a green card.
(Donald Trump was right)
2. 95% of warrants for murder in Los Angeles are for illegal aliens.
3. 75% of people on the most wanted list in Los Angeles are illegal aliens.
4. Over 2/3 of all births in Los Angeles County are to illegal alien Mexicans on Medi-Cal, whose births were paid for by taxpayers.
5. Nearly 35% of all inmates in California detention centers are Mexican nationals; they are here illegally.
6. Over 300,000 illegal aliens in Los Angeles County are living in garages.
7. The FBI reports half of all gang members in Los Angeles are most likely illegal aliens from south of the border.
8. Nearly 60% of all occupants of HUD properties are illegal.
9. 21 radio stations in LA are Spanish- speaking.
10. In LA County, 5.1 million people speak English;
3.9 million, speak Spanish. (There are 10.2 million people, in LA County.)
(All 10 of the above facts were published in the Los Angeles Times)
Less than 2% of illegal aliens are picking our crops, but 29% are on welfare. Over 70% of the United States’ annual population growth, (and over 90% of California, Florida, and New York), results from immigration. Also, 29% of inmates in federal prisons are illegal aliens.
Enjoy the ride Vermont… we asked for it.