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Monday, March 05, 2007

Capital Non-Impeachment, Meeting Day

For those outside of Vermont, this Tuesday March 6, 2007 is town meeting day. Town meeting day, a day of direct democracy and it is more than just a vote on candidate A or candidate B. Citizens from the smallest of town to the largest of towns get to vote on a variety issues ranging from the funding of the local library to impeachment of the President.

I am lost here in Montpelier, normally a hotbed of political activity but with the absence of an open town meeting day and the legislature on break I am in political withdrawal. Maybe with the activist population of town we can create a spontaneous rally for impeachment of not just President Bush but Governor Douglas as well. While Governor Douglas technically has not done anything against the law like the President has he is still aiding and abetting the President and according to criminal codes that makes him just as responsible for those actions.

I am upset that organizers were unsuccessful in getting an impeachment resolution on the ballot here in Montpelier, but at least they tried. I applaud their attempts and maybe I could have just done a little more, however when your life tends to revolve around politics on a daily basis how much more can one person do. There needs to be more involved and that is the only way for movements to be successful. So, if you would like to see the war in Iraq end, the President impeached, health care expanded so everyone can afford it or serious actions taken on global warming I ask what have you done?

Yes, I am happy that you have just read my blog but in reality I would rather you not. I would rather hear you speak your mind and see you act upon your conscience. I do not write just for the hell of it, for I have a hope and desire to spark that one mind that sees the faults in the world and has a heart to care. So, if that is you please express yourself in a way you can.

This Tuesday, Vermonters ascend on their town meeting day in what is the closest democratic act a citizen can participate in. While most citizens in the country do not have the honor to vote on individual topics that affect their communities Vermonters are blessed with the experience of representing themselves and in many communities a vote for impeachment will be called. As I had heard over the weekend from Iraq war veteran, Matthew Howard (Burlington, VT) “Democracy is not taught through a barrel of a gun,” and no matter what the President says, this in Vermont is democracy and Mr. President and Mr. Governor, Vermont still says no to war.

Peace
Robb Kidd

“We oppose, too, the doctrine of human incompetence because it rests essentially on the modern fact that men have been "competently" manipulated into incompetence--we see little reason why men cannot meet with increasing the skill the complexities and responsibilities of their situation, if society is organized not for minority, but for majority, participation in decision-making.” Port Huron Statement 1962 Students for a Democratic Society (SDS)

2 Comments:

At March 06, 2007 7:35 AM, Blogger J.D. Ryan said...

You know, Rob, I really like your thoughtful commentaries here. You should consider crossposting them to Green Mountain Daily as diaries from time to time. Who knows, they might even end up on the front page, and it will also bring more traffic to Evolving Peace. Please consider it.

 
At March 06, 2007 9:31 PM, Blogger Walter Jeffries said...

Impeachment on the town meeting ballots isn't really all that useful. I don't like the guy but we're wasting time when we need to focus on our local town issues. At the state level we should focus on state issues. etc.

I just finished my write up on town meeting here in Orange:

http://sugarmtnfarm.com/blog/2007/03/orange-vt-town-meeting-2007.html

Cheers,

Walter Jeffries
Sugar Mountain Farm
Orange, Vermont
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