A few towns in Vermont are taking matters into their own hands, and we’re not talking maple syrup here.
This development might be seen as “cute” to some, and “arrogant” to others. I see it as a potent signal that Americans are remembering their roots. Some might also feel that these Vermont towns don’t have the power to effect change, they are using their voice as an influence that might ultimately do just that.
We’re back to town hall meetings. That’s good on so many levels.
I do not applaud them because they are calling for the impeachment of Bush and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. In fact, if they were calling for Cheney to run in ’08 and for increased troop involvement, I would still applaud them for their involvement in government.
Voting is only where our involvement starts. Many Americans have forgotten that.