Rep. Wilson: Legislature’s misplaced priorities

by Rep. Charles Wilson
The Legislature must reset priorities. It must ensure Vermonters can thrive, that economic opportunity is encouraged, that Vermonters have the food, heat, shelter, and job opportunities they need, and Constitutional rights are respected and protected.

Spending money on electric charging stations when many Vermonters and families are struggling with basic needs reflects the misplaced priorities. The electrification of Vermont does not serve the people. Many are still struggling to gain ground after the Covid-19 crisis.

Hypocrisy permeates many agendas and rhetoric surrounding planned action. For example, Vermont passed Proposal 2 which amended our State Constitution to prohibit slavery and indentured servitude in all forms. Yet a high percentage of elements used in electric technologies that are supposedly green and renewable are mined with slave labor, including children. Supporting this industry goes against this statement outlined in Proposal 2.

Destroying forests and ecosystems to make room for solar panels and wind turbines with a short life cycle and made of plastics and slave labor mined elements that are not even recycled is not environmentally sound policy. Also, this energy approach is still unaffordable for many and often unreliable in Vermont.

I was assigned to the recently renamed Committee on Agriculture, Food Resiliency and Forestry. Listening to the plans related to this sector, it is obvious there is a predetermined agenda in play. Attempts to sell the plan are subtle but apparent.

Farmers should be able to make a decent living and receive the respect they deserve for providing food, land stewardship, resource management and essential skills to our communities. Steps to help farmers succeed include minimizing regulations, removing unnecessary and cumbersome roadblocks and establishing pathways for future farmers.

It is possible for farmers to use existing viable and sustainable farming practices to keep Vermont farms alive and provide local food. This will mean self-sufficiency if supply chains, markets and crops fail.

The obsession with carbon emission reductions does not make sense in Vermont. This message is relentlessly driven in many committee meetings. Responsible farming practice and land stewardship will sequester carbon without financially burdening small businesses, Vermonters and our economy in the way that the Affordable Heat Act will.

The demand and priorities of Burlington hold strong, dangerous and inappropriate influence over the whole of Vermont. Burlington’s issues and needs aren’t shared by most of the rest of Vermont. I am working diligently to ensure that the Burlington model does not apply to the rest of Vermont. It has no place here and will not serve the people or our towns.

Representative Charles Wilson serves the Caledonia-3 District. He can be reached at 802-730-6564 or

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  1. Bravo bravo Representative Wilson! You made perfect points about it all. The predetermined agenda is becoming very obvious yet still subtle enough to fool way too many. What is the agenda? In short, Marxism of course which is working in all areas in our lives toward destroying us. It’s so set in stone that anyone trying to stop it is disregarded or worse. I hope all Vermonters will listen to your words Mr. Wilson before it’s too late.

  2. “The Legislature must reset priorities.”

    The first reset should be for government to do less. Government should be a mediator for ‘economic opportunity’ (i.e., for ‘free enterprise’), not a participant. If one party harms another in the process, the government should do no more than arbitrate the settlement under the rule of law. Enumerated power doesn’t mean ever expanding power. As Milton Friedman further pointed out…

    “The great virtue of a free-market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another.”

    “The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.”

    “The society that puts equality before freedom will end up with neither. The society that puts freedom before equality will end up with a great measure of both.”

    “When government– in pursuit of good intentions tries to rearrange the economy, legislate morality, or help special interests, the cost comes in inefficiency, lack of motivation, and loss of freedom.”

    • It is pleasing to see your posts on this site. They indicate you’re pretty well read and informed. The natural law principles and moral wisdom passed down to us from history’s greats is a gift. These are the subjects that should be taught in our schools.

      Our town is all about these ridiculous priorities and the local representatives are evasive or unresponsive to my sincere but bothersome (to them) queries.

  3. The agenda is set forth by the WEF, Klaus Schwab and his merry band of nihilists. The Davos crowd has had this plan for decades. Vermont is only one of many States towing their line. The globalists have two hands firmly squeezing around the neck of the United States. The total collapse of the Western world is the agenda. The EU, South America, and North America are all corrupted with selected graduates of the WEF school of nihilists. One world government. George Bush, Sr uttered it decades ago, “new world order.” The only way to stop it is do not comply and do not consent. We are in the war to end all wars.

  4. Thank you Representative Wilson for being a voice for Vermonters that understand the marxist agenda is based on lies and fear.
    The EVs so many are pushing are powered by coal for the most part. Their batteries are mined by slave labor, cause massive destruction to the landscape and create incredible amounts of carbon because of the diesel fuel burned during the excavation process. The wind and solar agenda is as destructive and inefficient, and cause massive harm to the environment when they are no longer useful.

    The marxist in Montpelier have no care for facts. Their blind rush for Utopia is fed by their emotional detachment from reality.
    Far too many Vermonters have bought the lies. The WOKE members of the Legislature don’t have the cognitive ability to understand the infrastructure is incapable of producing anywhere near the amount of electricity needed.

    Here’s a thought, every member of the Legislature pushing for the end of fossil fuels must immediately stop driving or riding in any gas or diesel powered vehicle.
    They must immediately stop using home heating oil.
    They must immediately stop burning wood for heat.

    To paraphrase MacDonald, Get a blanket !

    Until Vermonters realize they have almost no representation, those who push the climate garbage, crt and sexualizing children the State will cause the State to sink into the cesspool.

    Mr. Wilson is one of the very few in Montpelier who will be the voice of reason.
    Thank you Sir for stepping up for Vermonters who are AWAKE.

  5. Bravo, well-stated, concise-to-the-points – so thank you Rep. Wilson for making public declaration – may God be with you and us Vermonters who want a Return to Common Sense! May I also say that other commenters statements are also SUPERB – Maryse, E. Jay, Melissa, & Jim. How do we actually pull together the citizens who agree so as to re-form this devilish Marxist/Progressive politik of Vermont? Doesn’t seem like the GOP is pure enough to be the necessary change agent.
    +Willie Gibson, Ryegate, VT

  6. Hi Ryegatewill. Thank you for your encouraging message and much of it is so true. I ran for the VT House in 2020 and again in 2022 (I’m a Republican so of course we mostly all sadly lost). You mentioned the GOP not being pure enough to make necessary changes. True that many of us have some differences but don’t we all. The major problem is that there aren’t many of us. We are a skeleton crew. Nevertheless we continue attempts to come against it despite the sadly successful Leftist agenda. Right now in Essex we’re struggling to stop the school indoctrination program called “Battelle for Kids’. It’s totally a ‘Woke” psychology type of feel-good program which undermines real education. The school test scores have gone way down to prove that. This agenda is already pre-determined and goes on in most schools in the country (other than many private ones). Do you know a good lawyer who might be on our side and willing to help? Most R’s or people who care have left the state or given up. Then we deal with a super-majority of D’s’/Progs in the legislature who put climate and more ‘Woke’ issues ahead of real current needs and who find more & more ways to raise taxes. What to do? Maybe you & others could help by gathering some whom you know, who could get others involved & so on. Anyone can get involved and we must fight this together. We must get on our town school & select boards (which are also largely made up of the Left). It truly is an emergency, not of party anymore but of good vs evil that a good share of people don’t know about or even care. Oh and the most important thing: PRAY!

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