This commentary is by state Rep. Charles Wilson. He is a resident of Lyndon and the House member for the Caledonia-2 district.
Why do we allow people to come into our state and then change everything?
In 1986, the year I moved to Vermont, I fit right in as a hard worker, and started my own business with no aid or support from the state government. For much of those 38 years, Vermont has not been perfect but has been a much more enjoyable place to live. The tide has turned to what is now a social welfare state, implementing similar programs that have been a failure in California, and closer to home, in Burlington. Tyrannical governments!
People are free in the United States of America to do what they want under the law, but not to twist our Constitution. This has produced our welfare state. A “new” Democracy does not protect individual or property rights anymore, as our constitutional republic was created and guaranteed to do in Article 4 – Sec.4. If constitutional law is not kept, then we have no binding law and division will persist as it does in Vermont today.
The Democratic/Progressive majority rules, but that does not make it right. We now face awful legislation such as the Affordable Heating Act, built upon the fear of the global warming hoax. How many of us have researched this issue, or do we just believe everything we are told? Scientists cannot agree on what to do about it, but special interest groups use politicians and the news media to sell an agenda of fear.
Universal School Meals will not be sustainable, and will be another huge burden on our taxpayers. We must wake up: more taxes will lead to more inflation and more division, with no way out.
Again, if we love Vermont so much, why do we want to change everything?