Gregory Thayer: Time to rise up

Editor’s note: This commentary is by Gregory Thayer, of Rutland. He is the founder of the Vermonters for Vermont Initiative.

Since December 2018, Vermonters for Vermont Initiative has been talking about educating every Vermonter about freedom, liberty, individualism, independence, innovation and personal responsibility. We have been defending and promoting our Constitution, free markets and taking risks. We have been working to educate and encourage Vermonters to learn what Montpelier and local governments are doing.

Gregory Thayer

Gregory Thayer

Our country was founded on the principles of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” as pronounced in the Declaration of Independence. Freedom is written into our Constitution. Now everything that makes America purely America is under attack — our freedoms, our heritage, our livelihoods, our education, and even our health.

The global pandemic is igniting elected politicians, un-elected bureaucrats, and Marxist politicians to take control and weaponize the fears of good Americans and Vermonters to push for government control through public policy. They want socialized medicine, nationalized factories, high tax increases on small businesses, and the end of private property rights. They want to fund cash payouts to people who do not want to work.

Who can move forward on opportunities, hopes and dreams that they are working towards? No one.

These radicals are now in charge and are going so far as to rewrite our rich American history. This critical race theory teaching is already being taught in K-12 schools all across the country, and here in Vermont. They deny it, but there is proof that they are disguising it as “equity.” Equity is not equality; it holds students back, and those who wish to achieve higher feel the pain.

Instead of teaching that our great country was founded on the desire to be free and choose one’s own destiny, critical race theory teaches that America was founded on racism and oppression. This is not about promoting the American Dream for all citizens; it’s about pitting people against each other in a never-ending power struggle.

Under the far left’s teachings, our American systems are a way of life and they want them destroyed. Between the out-of-control high taxes, over-regulation, over-reaching mandates, re-writing our Nation’s history, free handouts, and other Communist ideals, The United States of America will soon be a distant memory. It is important that “The People” fight back right now. We all must stand up, stand firm and educate ourselves.

At Vermonters for Vermont Initiative we believe all Vermonters need to work hard to stop this absurdity. We all have a right to have control over our own self, our own businesses, our family, and our health care. Most importantly, we believe in parents having a right to know what is being taught to their children in their schools.

Limited government is one of our primary founding principles, and Big Government is never the answer. As history and recent events tell us, Marxism, communism and socialism are all proven platforms of the destruction of a nation.

Joe Biden and the Democratic left are attacking the United States from within. During the election, he promised that he would govern in that fashion, as the “most progressive president ever.” With the radical left having slim majorities in both the U.S. House and Senate, and with the Vermont Legislature being a vast socialist haven, it is up to us Vermonters to defend liberty and our Constitution and our way of life that we deeply love and respect with our lives.

Images courtesy of Public domain and Gregory Thayer

8 thoughts on “Gregory Thayer: Time to rise up

  1. Gregory,

    Thank you for all you are doing; I hope it continues. I am dealing with friends with deaths of a husband and a good friend that was in the Army Guards with my husband. I do continue to read and just received the book American Marxism by Mark Levine. Please don’t stop what you are doing; it is through this that we will come through this destruction of our Country. I am forwarding your letter. I worry that this destruction is happening really fast; as they are afraid they won’t get our Country changed to what they want before people rise up. All of the injustices to the people is mind-boggling.
    I am talking to people, my grand daughter said I shouldn’t have told people in church to take off those masks as they weren’t needed; but they took them off. A very small victory; once they had them on and I turned around and they were off. haha Take care and please don’t stop what you are doing. Thanks you.

    • You are right. These masks are a waste of time and money. They remind me of an old children’s saying about putting a screen door on a submarine. The COVID virus is 30x SMALLER than the pores in ANY mask. It does not prevent transmission in either direction. Their only useful purpose is to make the wearer feel better.

  2. Sorry can’t be fixed. In the past sixty years the United States Government has been systematically shifted from a Democratic Patriarchal model to a Socialist Matriarchal model.

    • To better understand how far we’ve fallen from the Founders’ intent, a recommended reading would be “The Naked Communist” by W. Cleon Skousen. Now in it’s 11th printing, this volume goes back to the very beginning of Marxism and follows through the development of Communist doctrine and the rise of Communism in the United States as well as other capitalist nations. Although the first copyright date of this book is 1958, the material is as pertinent today as it was in it’s first printing. It’s a real wake-up call for all Americans.

  3. Are Americans not learning anything from our Cuban sisters and brothers marching for freedom in the streets? Have we not learned from the destruction of Venezuela? Socialism, ‘democratic socialism’, whichever wordsmithing is done, has and always will destroy a country. America is no different. The Constitution is the greatest document ever written. The United States has always been the land of the free and the home of the brave. Defend it as if your life depended on it, because it does

  4. We can ALL offer to run for the Vermont Senate….then winnow our numbers down to just 30….one of us for each senate seat…….BAM! THAT WOULD FIX THIS. AND THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD WOULD STAND UP AND TAKE NOTICE.

    FURTHER…..If we were to do this WE WOULD ALL GET ELECTED.

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