Vermont Town Meeting Day 2018: A “Space For Communal Liberty” (DIRECT DEMOCRACY)

Publisher’s note: At day’s end, Vermont town meeting is about three things; 1) upholding the principle of direct democracy at the local level; 2) embracing the process of shared public deliberation; and 3) embodying citizen participation in the legislative arena. … Continue Reading

Vermont’s Annual Town Meeting Day: Where Every Citizen Is A Legislator (DIRECT DEMOCRACY)

“All extensive governments have a natural tendency to destroy that equality among the people, which was necessary to keep one part of mankind from oppressing the other.” – Norwich, Vermont farmer Daniel Buck; March 1791 Today – March 4 in… Continue Reading

A “Fable” Of Vermont Resistance: Or Is It? (BOOK REVIEW)

“Ah Mary, she’ll bake you cookies then she’ll burn your town. Ah Mary, ashes to ashes, but she won’t fall down.” – Grace Potter + the Nocturnals Full disclosure. I picked up Bill McKibben’s new novel RADIO FREE VERMONT prepared… Continue Reading

Weaponizing A.I. Through BIG DATA “Behaviorial Microtargeting” – Vermont’s Radical Small “D” Democracy Is The Age-Old Solution (TOWN MEETING V THE MATRIX)

Publisher’s Note: This new Scout investigation has been keeping us up at night here in the Green Mountains of Vermont’s once and future Republic. To wit – what do you get when you marry 1) “social” media platforms, 2) Big… Continue Reading


Publisher’s note: Please contact Charlotte, Vermont citizen Susan Ohanian at if you would like more information or to get involved in this initiative. Town Meeting offers an opportunity for Vermonters to bring the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution to… Continue Reading