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Petition for a Free and Independent Vermont

Petition for a Free and Independent Vermont

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10,000 

Opened on August 30, 2010
 

Whereas the State of Vermont was constituted as an independent republic by the adoption of its Constitution on July 8, 1777, and remained such until it joined the United States in 1791,


Chapter I, Article 7 of the Constitution of the State of Vermont affirms:


That government is, or ought to be, instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation, or community, and not for the particular emolument or advantage of any single person, family, or set of persons, who are a part only of that community; and that the community hath an indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right, to reform or alter government, in such manner as shall be, by that community, judged most conducive to the public weal. 


The U.S. Federal Government has undermined the security of the People of Vermont through its policy of waging undeclared, aggressive wars across the globe.  Those wars have repeatedly been cause for the Vermont National Guard's deployment half-way around the world, which has left the State woefully unequipped to ensure the safety of its citizens,


The U.S. Federal Government has consistently and unabashedly acted "for the particular emolument or advantage of any single person, family, or set of persons" through the corrupt pork-barrel spending of the Federal Budget, massive subsidies, and bail-outs of politically well connected banks and other corporations,


The U.S. Federal Government has neglected its Constitutionally mandated duty to create money by surrendering that power to the quasi-private banking cartel known as the Federal Reserve System, of which it lacks the authority to even conduct an audit.  By surrendering the control of money creation to a secretive, unaccountable organization, the U.S. Federal Government has manifestly failed in its duty to provide for "the common benefit, protection, and security of the people,"


The "indubitable, unalienable, and indefeasible right, to reform or alter government" clearly reserves the People's right, should they judge it beneficial, to return their State to its former status as an independent republic,


When the people of Vermont declare independence by secession or any other lawful means, it is a constitutionally protected act, not subject to review by the United States or its judiciary, military, police forces, legislative or executive branches,


Therefore We, the Undersigned, demand that the Governor and Legislature conduct a referendum on whether Vermont should again become a sovereign and independent nation.

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