From this source:
MONTPELIER, Vt. - At Riverwalk Records, the all-vinyl record store just down the street from the state Capitol, the black "US Out of Vt.!" T-shirts are among the hottest sellers.
But to some people in Vermont, the idea is bigger than a $20 novelty. They want Vermont to secede from the United States - peacefully, of course.
Disillusioned by what they call an empire about to fall, a small cadre of writers and academics is plotting political strategy and planting the seeds of separatism.
They’ve published a "Green Mountain Manifesto" subtitled "Why and How Tiny Vermont Might Help Save America From Itself by Seceding from the Union." They hope to put the question before citizens at Town Meeting Day next March, eventually persuading the state Legislature to declare independence, returning Vermont to the status it held from 1777 to 1791.
"The argument for secession is that the U.S. has become an empire that is essentially ungovernable- it’s too big, it’s too corrupt and it no longer serves the needs of its citizens," said Rob Williams, editor of Vermont Commons, a quarterly newspaper dedicated to secession.
"Congress and the executive branch are being run by the multinationals. We have electoral fraud, rampant corporate corruption, a culture of militarism and war. If you care about democracy and self-governance and any kind of representative system, the only constitutional way to preserve what’s left of the Republic is to peaceably take apart the empire."
I wish these folks well; they are 100% correct in their assessment of the unaccountability of the Federal government.
The people's backs are burdened under a heavy tax yolk, and Shrillary is preaching communism from the pulpit of her office. Bush wants to give our nation away to illegal aliens, and flip off the real Americans while doing it.
Heck, I wish I could join the secessionists; I hear Vermont is lovely, especially this time of year!