Vermont Wants to Secede From the Nation?

A slew of candidates are emerging in Vermont who believe Vermont has a better chance of success independent of the United States. While they don’t have much of a chance, the reasoning isn’t faulty and could be a sign of things to come. From the AP:

Peter Garritano thinks it’s time for Vermont to call it quits with America.

The

way the 54-year-old automobile salesman sees it, the “empire” is about

to implode and tiny Vermont can lead the way by becoming its own

independent republic. So he’s running for lieutenant governor, topping

a slate of secession-minded candidates seeking statewide offices this

year.

Their name: Vermont Independence Day.

“The

only hope is to just say, ‘Look, this isn’t working for us. We want to

start fresh again, with a real democracy,'” Garritano said. “I think

that’s the answer. Hopefully, it won’t take another horrible economic

breakdown to realize that the people running things don’t look out for

the little guy, or us, or the soldiers. It’s all about profit and

getting the last drops of oil on Earth and trampling people’s rights.”

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.