A government that awards pay raises to teachers and superintendents even as the “herd” of students shrinks, while compressing the schools into a more centralized and expensive consolidation, is destroying its community at the source.
Its backers say “Vermonters will benefit,” by which they mean the Vermonters who pocket the program benefits, not the Vermonters who pay for them through their electric bills.
What Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman and his colleagues don’t understand, or don’t care about, is the fact that government cannot give to anyone without taking away from someone else first.
Vermont has embarked on a flagrant effort to trample on rights that the Second Amendment says “shall not be infringed.” But this time, the lawyerly legislators sworn to protect and defend the Constitution have been caught red-handed.
The “New Act 250” is a concerted effort to make Vermont into the Perfect Little Climate-Conscious State, erecting ever greater barriers to development, and ruled from Montpelier, from whence the Super Board can best perceive the greater good.
Rev. Carl Van Osdall then reminded them that this Legislature often must vote on protecting nature. And then, in case anyone had failed to connect the dots, he reminded them, “and today, you are voting on the Global Warming Solutions Act.”
What is a “right to a clean environment”? Does that mean I am entitled to taxpayer funded trash pick up? A court will decide, I guess, cuz I’ll bring that suit myself. Does it mean I can sue my neighbor for grilling out on his back yard barbecue?
As we stand on the threshold of the 2020 election cycle, we have another opportunity for change. Shall we make or break the state this time?
It’s about to get real for America’s sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement. The Trump administration is deploying 100 tactical Border Patrol officers to help ICE officials take illegal immigrants in those cities into custody.
Isn’t the point of Prop 5 to give “personal reproductive autonomy” to individuals, regardless of how much others abhor the act?
The president’s proposed fiscal year 2021 budget achieves common-sense savings throughout the federal government, while investing in areas crucial to our nation’s future.