by Charles Wilson
How much will Vermonters take of politician’s tyranny and lies to control and burden our citizens, use tax dollars to lure “out-of-state” money to buy up our land and houses, set-up a climate change agenda to force Vermonters to convert to an all-electric energy dependency, depressing our economy and creating a two-tier class of the wealthy/social welfare culture, and eliminating our hard-working middle-class citizens?
Candidates for the upcoming mid-term elections recently received glossy reports from the State called “Vermont’s Key Environmental Challenges and Opportunities” (2022 Guide for Candidates) and the “Annual Progress Report” for 2022 from the Energy Action Network. Both these reports outline measures that when read closely, will force a monumental array of new laws and taxes upon our people in the name of progress.
Vermont is a poster child for ignorant Progressive/Democrat “bravery” yet ignoring costly and unconstitutional policies that are becoming ruinous to our state and nation. A very obnoxious and unsustainable 8.3-billion-dollar state budget tempts unconscionable spending on policies set by unelected consultants and boards of California Dreamers with President Biden’s borrowed and simply printed money.
To outline one specific goal in these reports: the new land development creates new compact housing units/blocks, like those going up quickly in Morrisville, where tenants can walk, take public transportation and be close to shopping.
Are these block buildings for our Vermonters or for ‘new Americans’ and ‘climate migrants’ coming into our area to work?
No doubt, we will see EV busses which pollute our earth more, in their production and use of minerals. One Tesla battery contains: 25 pounds of lithium, 60 pounds of nickel, 44 pounds of manganese, 30 pounds of cobalt, 200 pounds of copper, 400 pounds of aluminum plus steel and plastic which are all costly to our environmental footprint! Each battery weighs 900 lbs. And the cost? Not for your average working person.
Act 250 “Modernization” is all about these “smart growth” block communities of clustered people that can be more controlled and as more are proposed, private property that generational families have worked hard to keep, will eventually be bought up or fall into the state’s hands.
The truth in all this must be sought, and by God and our Constitutions, we must protect and preserve the voice of “We the People” before our freedoms slip away from us by lies and fraud.
The author is a Lyndon resident and candidate for the Vermont House of Representatives.