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A Eulogy for the First Vermont Republic

Thomas Naylor describes a sad day in Vermont history.

Is it possible that out of the ashes of the First Vermont Republic a Second Vermont Republic might emerge?  Might not Vermont experience a kind of resurrection from the dead, or at least from its two-century long slumber, resulting in a new state of consciousness opposed to the tyranny of Corporate America and the U.S. government and committed to once again becoming an independent republic?  Might such a republic embrace these principles:  political independence, human scale, sustainability, economic solidarity, power sharing, equal opportunity, tension reduction, and community?

What if tiny Vermont, the second smallest state in the Union, were to become an example for other states to follow leading to the peaceful dissolution of the largest, most powerful empire of all time—the United States of America?  Literally every reason why Vermont might want to opt out of the Union is equally applicable to every other state.  Vermont’s paradigm for secession could easily be adapted to any other state.

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