In the latest in a long list of revoltingly stupid examples of disconnected legislation that destroys Vermont and its economy, H.430 offers more ideological dung embraced warmly by RINO Gov. Phil Scott. This bill will provide health care for illegal aliens who are attracted to Vermont by these buttery public offerings. But let us analyze this silly bill, employing the critical thought that is so visibly absent from our so-called leadership.
First, let us see how they have wrapped destructive policies in the emotionality of “we care about the children.” As with so many of these emotions-supplant-reason initiatives, it is as if the drafters and signers only got a modern NEA indoctrination education and lost the ability to think sensibly. For example, I support orphaned children in Uganda, where there are an estimated 2.5 million orphaned children in desperate need. Maybe the Vermont Legislature hopes to bring them all here to Vermont, but it is axiomatic that they are better served in their own culture, tribes and community rather than reinstalled in the alien Green Mountains, legally or illegally.
I would love to relate what I could accomplish in Ugandan medical care with the $1.4 million of Vermonters’ tax dollars being routed to fund H.430 — probably we could get basic care to about 100,000 children with that sum. Vermont will spend that money on an estimated 122 people who are in the state illegally. Rewarding people for illegal behavior is part and parcel of the ideology that is being imposed on Vermont by mob rule, flouting the Constitution and traditional civility.
As with racism, COVID funds and the environment, the ruling elites in Montpelier who pat themselves on the back for doling out our money for their personal virtue-signalling sprees do not anticipate that we ignorant subjects might take exception. Ignoring the rule of law has become par for the course, necessary to implement the new ideology. This includes giving voting rights and free health care to illegals, even while many Vermonters are disenfranchised from voting and pay thousands monthly for health care on limited incomes, and illegals receive fuller driving and hunting privileges than Vermont citizens (who can’t drive or hunt if in arrears on child support; illegals are exempt). Such perversions abound and continue to proliferate.
With the fourth highest welfare benefits in the nation, of course these policies advertise to illegals to come live here. Who doesn’t want their children to have health care for free, to gain the benefits of citizenship without burdens like tax returns and taxes, to be treated as a victim when they commit crimes, to be shielded by the state government from federal enforcement of immigration laws? Vermont exceeds the welcome of the Statue of Liberty — it just hasn’t given any thought, or care, to the consequences.
Of course Vermonters’ votes have been diluted — Jim Condos encourages out-of-state college students to vote here. Why wouldn’t they invite others to vote as well? Really, why not just let Chinese, Russian and Ugandan citizens vote from their foreign homes in Vermont elections by absentee ballot? And if Jim Condos objected, we would finally discover his limit (or whether he has any).
If it costs $1.4 million in taxpayer money for 122 illegal aliens (a factually accurate, historical term for those who deliberately violate laws of sovereignty to enter a country surreptitiously), how much will it cost next year as the numbers inevitably swell? Proponents argued that we provide health care for these people anyway, justifying this unconstitutional policy. But we provide health care to pregnant 12-year-olds also — we don’t encourage them to get pregnant. This is called a “moral hazard,” and only a single Vermont senator had the integrity to stand up and say so:
Sen. Russ Ingalls, R-Essex-Orleans, said that, instead of creating a new program for undocumented immigrants, the state should be finding ways to help them become legal citizens. … “This just draws more people here illegally, versus letting them find ways to come here legally and to enjoy what it means to be a citizen of the United States,” Ingalls said.
That common sense is easily ignored by those who eschew such critical thought. But allow me to share a critical thought that should be allowed to sink in very deeply: the Progressives do this deliberately to conquer and dehumanize native Vermonters. That’s right — they think they are rescuing impoverished people from the assault and prejudices of native white Vermonters, rather than what they are really doing: impoverishing good Vermonters in the name of unknown foreigners and an infinite list of past grievances. It is mob rule, and the rule of law has left the building.
It is easy to comprehend that the demographic composition of illegal immigrants (just as with out-of-state fentanyl dealers) differs markedly from white Vermont. As more and more illegals are rewarded for arriving at destination Green Mountains, the poverty, mental illness, crime and health issues that they bring in tow are then laid at the feet of Vermonters as cause. Examine my recent article about median black incomes in Vermont, and how precipitously they have dropped in recent years (because of the new poor arrivals). The lying Progressives in our Legislature then use those numbers to allege that Vermonters are historically and culturally racist, and that this racism caused these discrepancies. Then they use that scurrilous lie to shame people based on their white skin, taking yet more money from our wallets.
The math is clear, and it is all “on the record.” It doesn’t matter whether the Progressives ever wake up to the folly of their compounded errors and sins against decent citizens — it matters when the rest of us do. A subjugated people cannot be ruled for long: it is unsustainable. It is high time for Vermonters to recognize that the Legislators who signed H.430 either don’t understand, or wish to destroy, the Constitution. They don’t understand, or they wish to destroy, the economy. They don’t understand, or wish to destroy, Vermont’s culture and farming industry. They don’t understand, or they wish to destroy, our children and their future needs. In matters not whether their perfidy is ignorant or deliberate: it must be opposed regardless.
Progressives resent that We the People seek to restrain them. But when elected officials flee the reservation of agreed principles of law and representation, they have abdicated their authority and will be restrained by force if necessary. It is the American creed, and it remains the law of the land, even in Vermont. We must thank our Legislature for H.430, wherein they show just how much they are the representatives of some other people — not the people of Vermont.
When they say “Oh, but the children,” I say, “I could do infinitely more with that money in Uganda if you are determined to help people in foreign lands.” But then, what I say is unheard, as are all of the very logical objections related in this commentary — critical thought is excluded from the Vermont Legislature, a nuisance to this cultish ideology. Profligate spending and limitless regulation will crash the economy and cause food inflation, even as floods of illegals seek Vermont as destination. Remember what these Progressive fantasists are doing, Vermonters.
Vermonters’ incomes have not kept pace with inflation for more than a decade, even as state worker salaries have outpaced inflation. We are being made steadily poorer as our wealth is drained away by the gloating, bloated progressive tick that is sucking the life out of wonderful Vermont. Ideologies cannot defeat math, or ignore human nature, for long. As will soon be evident, Vermont doesn’t grow enough food to feed its own population anymore — perhaps Somalia will give us all free food as well as health care when our economy collapses under the burden of limitless government spending.
John Klar is an attorney and farmer residing in Brookfield, and the former pastor of the First Congregational Church of Westfield. © Copyright True North Reports 2021. All rights reserved.