The “Secession Impulse” Is Alive and Well in US Cities and States (KIRKPATRICK SALE)

Publisher’s Note: Kirkpatrick Sale is our preeminent thinker on decentralism, and the founder of the Middlebury Institute, which organized in Middlebury, Vermont in November 2004. In this new OP/ED, he connects the dots on progressively-minded cities and states defying federal… Continue Reading

Vermont Senate Committee Advances Bill NULLIFYING Federal Law Within Vermont Borders (NULLIFICATION)

Publisher’s note: Good to see Vermont’s elected representatives of all three parties united in this effort. A  bill crafted in response to executive orders signed by President Donald Trump on immigration is expected to be on the Senate floor next… Continue Reading

Tri-Party Vermont Political Alliance Trumps the U.S. Empire, Round 1 (NULLIFICATION)

Elected officials of varying political persuasions in Vermont presented a unified front Thursday against immigration orders signed by President Donald Trump. Republicans, Democrats and Progressives say that Trump’s border-security initiatives run afoul of the U.S. Constitution, and lawmakers say they’ll… Continue Reading

Trump’s New Muslim Ban versus Vermont’s New Syrian Refugee Program: Time For Nullification?

Updated Links: Vermont attorney general T.J. Donovan announces task force to study impact of Trump executive order. Kudos to VtDigger for covering the impact of Mr. Trump’s new ban on Muslim refugees entering the United States here in our Green… Continue Reading

The “Nullification” Precedent: How Vermont Can Block Overreaching Federal Power (HISTORY)

Vermonters were up in arms. They believed Congress, by caving in to the Southern slave states, had just struck a deal with the devil. The Vermont Legislature responded quickly and aggressively, passing a state law to make certain federal laws… Continue Reading

Trump’ing the Empire, Kickstarting a 2nd Vermont Republic: Interposition, Nullification, and Secession

Donald J. Trump’s victory has laid bare the U.S. of Empire. Encouraged to run as a “fringe candidate” by the neoliberal Clintonistas (who threw the populist Sanders campaign under their own DNC bus) and manufactured by U.S. “news” media elites,… Continue Reading