Gov. Phil Scott is being lampooned nationwide and on social media for instructing school workers to get children in Vermont to snitch on their parents for having attended Thanksgiving events that violate his COVID rules.
“While this was a difficult decision to make, we cannot take any risks during a time that cases are increasing here in Vermont, and even more so in our surrounding states,” Condos said.
As Allen Guelzo, a visiting scholar at the Simon Center for American Studies, explains, the signing of the Mayflower Compact — a covenant that helped establish in America a political community of self-governing citizens — ought to be one of the principal reasons for celebrating Thanksgiving.
There are some bright spots to be thankful for this Thanksgiving. It is good to have a president who believes that the American people are strong, hard working, self-reliant and freedom-loving people who can keep America great.
As we eat our Thanksgiving turkey and pumpkin pie, it’s almost unavoidable that politics will come up at the dinner table. Someone says something controversial, another fires back, and 10 minutes later mother is removing the knives from the table so no one gets hurt.
Noncitizens likely voted at a high enough rate to alter the 2020 Electoral College tally, potentially flipping the states of Arizona and Georgia in the presidential election, according to an analysis by Just Facts, a research group.
Restaurant owners continue to struggle to survive as Gov. Phil Scott ratchets up ever-increasing restrictions on business.
The Monday after Thanksgiving, Vermont school staff under direction from the Agency of Education will be asking returning students and parents if they traveled to other households for Thanksgiving dinner. If they answer yes, the students will attend school via remote learning for at least 7 days.
While he would have to violate his man-made rule, I invite him and his family to our humble house to give thanks that we still are a free nation with unalienable rights that neither he nor any other misguided despotic leader can unconstitutionally take away.
If we fail to cherish the special achievements of 1620, Americans a century from now will look forward through the lens of grievance and back with a feeling of contempt. This war cannot be lost, or our country is lost.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Robert Redfield said school “is one of the safest places” for children and data supports in-person learning.
Gov. Phil Scott issued tough restrictions on multi-household gatherings a little over a week ago, but police say it’s unlikely that anyone in law enforcement will crack down on individuals and families violating the governor’s orders.