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Peter Garritano poses for a photo in Shelburne, Vt. on Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010. Garritano is running for lieutenant governor of Vermont, topping a slate of secession-minded candidates seeking election to statewide office this year. (AP Photo/Alison Redlich) Collapse
The way the 54-year-old automobile salesman sees it, the “empire” is about to implode and tiny Vermont can lead the way by becoming its own independent republic. So he’s running for lieutenant governor, topping a slate of secession-minded candidates seeking statewide offices this year.
Their name: Vermont Independence Day.
“The only hope is to just say, ‘Look, this isn’t working for us. We want to start fresh again, with a real democracy,’” Garritano said. “I think that’s the answer. Hopefully, it won’t take another horrible economic breakdown to realize that the people running things don’t look out for the little guy, or us, or the soldiers. It’s all about profit and getting the last drops of oil on Earth and trampling people’s rights.”
Garritano, gubernatorial candidate Dennis P. Steele and seven candidates for state Senate seats plan to declare their candidacies Friday.
Their cause isn’t new: It’s the latest incarnation of a movement that’s bubbled in Vermont and elsewhere for years. Alaska, Hawaii, New Hampshire and Texas all have made noise about seceding, to no avail.
Their method is: Organizers say it’s the first time since the Civil War that a secession movement has fielded a slate of candidates for statewide office, although individual pro-secession candidates have run before.
Few political observers give them much hope of winning,
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Originally posted by uswgo
What about a scenario if the world government gets created and destroys the Constitution.
Can state secede if the constitution gets thrown out the window under the guises of doing good things?
The Civil War caused and allowed a tremendous expansion of the size and power of the federal government. It gave us our first federal conscription law (the military draft), our first progressive income tax, and our first enormous standing army; it gave us a higher tariff, and it gave us greenbacks. James McPherson writes approvingly:
This astonishing blitz of laws . . . did more to reshape the relation of the government to the economy (and the people) than any comparable effort except perhaps the first hundred days of the New Deal. This Civil War Legislation . . . created the blueprint for modern America.3 (And also went AGAINST the Original U.S. Constitution that FORBADE all these things ! Our Founding Fathers were careful to NOT allow these things in the establishment of American government ! These things are what they fought AGAINST; and here this *new* northern Federal government via Lincoln, was completely revamping the U.S. government and Constitution !)
IRS To Enforce ObamaCare Taxes
The health care reform bill deal would require the IRS to dole out taxpayer dollars -- subsidies -- to low-income Americans to help them pay for health insurance, administer tax credits to small businesses to help them offer health insurance to workers and collect billions of dollars in new taxes on employers, insurance companies and medical device companies.
The American Cancer Society and American Heart Association, say the Senate ObamaCare bill penalizes people for not losing weight, reducing their blood pressure or going to the gym.
The ObamaCare compromise also seeks to force insurance companies to cut or eliminate profits and effectively becoming private federal agencies.
These and other details that are part of the compromise amount to nothing more than a backdoor deal for Nationalized Healthcare Enforced By The IRS and is nothing more than a Public Option socialized government run healthcare.
ObamaCare funding is more than $1 Trillion short and cannot be paid for without new taxes.
Obama and Democrats in Congress are ignoring plan details and adding more than $3000/yr of debt to every American.
Obama has lied again by pushing massive tax increases on every American earning less than $250,000/yr. Every Person will be hurt with increased costs of an out of control Government Run Health Care bureaucracy.
BUT -- did you know that, thanks to a parliamentary maneuver by Senate Republicans just before the recess... ObamaCare could be dead on arrival in the U.S. House of Representatives?
IT'S TRUE -- but WE have to make sure that it DOES die!