Editor’s note: This commentary is by Deb Billado, chairwoman of the Vermont GOP, who tells of a special letter she received from Santa.
One evening I was making my way home skyward over Vermont heading north when I looked down and noticed there was a warm light far below. The light was atop a hill and softly spread down into the valleys to the towns and villages. Yet, not just any light, but one that conveyed a good feeling to the people, one of security and goodness. You could tell the source was one that exhibited good will, true caring defined by things real and true. I decided to investigate further with my records on Vermont and I was both pleased and saddened at what I learned.
That warm soft comforting light I saw was the VTGOP, a political organization represented by a group of good people who want what is best for Vermont and her citizens. I see that you were chosen to be its head to steer the course, right and true, for Vermont Republicans.
The message coming from the Vermont Democrat Party (VDP) is one of government control and power over the people. Unlike the VTGOP message you share weekly at vtgop.org, their message is not inviting, holds out little hope for the future and results in many being forced for economic reasons and more, to leave their beloved Green Mountains for a brighter more inviting place.
Some of the things the Vermont Democrats want for Christmas, with delivery in January and beyond, are not only naughty but dreadful, even ghastly. Last session they led the Vermont Legislature to enshrine unrestricted abortion into Vermont’s statutory scheme that would guarantee abortion availability right up to seconds before delivery, and now they want to enshrine the same into the Vermont Constitution, bringing death to the document that gave Vermont life. They want to commercialize marijuana that has known horrifying consequences for our youth and their brains and Santa cannot countenance that! With increased impairment caused by high-potency THC, I am thankful that I can fly above the highways in my sleigh.
The VDP fails to understand why the Second Amendment is critical to the maintenance of our Republic. They are intent on making fuel costs so expensive through a “carbon tax” and other oppressive regulations and taxes that many will be unable to buy the fuel they need for maintaining life in Vermont. How will they be able to afford to heat their homes, operate their small farms, even use their cars to do grocery shopping, transporting their kids to school, the doctor or to soccer practice?
The VDP is killing economic opportunity and job creation in the state, then they pretend they care about those who are victims of their poor governance. What follows is the use of taxpayer money to create programs that foster an atmosphere of dependence, loyalty and a vote each November. Their goal is perpetual control gained through practicing a form of economic slavery. How hypocritical for these same Democrats to be pushing for an amendment to the Vermont Constitution that supposedly clarifies Vermont’s first in the nation ban on slavery, to ensure “that slavery in any form is absolutely prohibited.”
Because of all the above, the Democrats will be getting some of my special vintage carbon (lumps of coal) in their stockings. You and the VTGOP will be getting something nice in 2020. I didn’t need a list from you to know what it should be, Deb, for I know your heart! It is a gift that will keep giving year after year and it comes in your favorite color, “rosy red.”
This year reflect on the great Republican era of “Christmas Past,” and while “Christmas Present” this year might not be all you might want, after the 2020 election, “Christmas Future” will be superb. Have a “Wonderful Life,” be thankful for your good Republican Party and your ability to leave the world in better shape than when you came in.
To you, your Republican supporters, to all people of good will, and even to Vermont Democrats, a Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night.
North Pole, Earth