October 24, 2005
Posted at http://rense.com/general68/verm.htm
THE VERMONT INDEPENDENCE CONVENTION
An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future?
On October 28, 2005
James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency, will be the keynote
speaker at The Vermont Convention on Independence to be held in the House
Chamber of the State House in Montpelier on Friday October 28th. Sponsored
by the Second Vermont Republic, the convention, which will begin at 9:00
a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m., is open to the public and free of charge.
This historic event will be the first statewide convention on secession
in the United States since North Carolina voted to secede from the Union
on May 20, 1861.
Other speakers will include Professor Frank Bryan, UVM; Kirkpatrick Sale,
author of Human Scale, J. Kevin Graffagnino, Executive Director, Vermont
Historical Society; Professor Eric Davis, Middlebury College; Shay Totten,
editor, Vermont Guardian; Antoine Robitaille, journalist Le Devoir (Quebec
City); G. Roderick Lawrence, CEO, Stevenson Kellogg(Canada); (Rev.) Ben
T. Matchstick; and General Ethan Allen (aka Jim Hogue). General Allen is
expected to travel by horse to the State House.
The objectives of the convention are twofold. First, to raise the level
of awareness of Vermonters of the feasibility of independence as a viable
alternative to a nation which has lost its moral authority and is unsustainable.
Second, to provide an example and a process for other states and
nations which may be seriously considering separatism, secession, independence,
and similar devolutionary strategies.
The Second Vermont Republic is a peaceful, democratic, grassroots, libertarian
populist movement committed to the return of Vermont to its status as an
independent republic as it once was between 1777 and 1791.
For additional information, contact
Thomas H. Naylor at 802-425-4133 or
Jane Dwinell at 802-229-4008,
info http://www.vermontrepublic org
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