This letter is by Gregory Thayer of Rutland. He is a candidate for lieutenant governor.
I condemn the actions of the person or persons who violated the People’s House in Montpelier this past weekend in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court sending the abortion issue back to the States under the Tenth Amendment to our Constitution. This is the correct place for this issue.
These juvenile actions should not be tolerated and they must be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Equally, if it is proven that these acts were perpetrated by minors, the parents/guardians need be held accountable too. This type of behavior shall never be acceptable.
Actions have consequences and people need to be held accountable and learn from their actions. I immediately condemned these actions on the LT. Governor’s Twitter page writing: “I condemn these actions, and ask that people get the truth. This SCOTUS ruling shifts abortions to the States, where it’s closes to the people. Here in VT. abortion is legal right up to moments before birth. #Respect”
I’m not going to get into my reasoning as to why I support the Court’s actions. I have attached my OpEd piece here for your reading here.
Friends, please take a step back and look at the entire picture and you will see that this is the best practice for this issue, closest to the People. As your Lieutenant Governor, I will advocate tirelessly to get the truth out to all of the people.
Gregory M. Thayer, MBA
Candidate for Vermont Lieutenant Governor