We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Vermonters have apparently been weird for some time now. Their two US Senators are Patrick Leahy (D) Bernie Sanders (I). Bernie being the avowed socialists , who ran in that vein but was convinced by the Democrats who he affiliated with to become an (I). Bernie is also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America..check out their agenda!
Brattleboro is inhabited by those creatures I like to call the Gumby Constitutionists. It's whatever they want it to mean on any given day.... are we sure it's Brattleboro and not Addledboro ? Gotta be the latter.
Even last year there was a movement by Vermonters to leave the Union...
Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., was the most liberal senator in 2007, according to National Journal's 27th annual vote ratings. The insurgent presidential candidate shifted further to the left last year in the run-up to the primaries, after ranking as the 16th- and 10th-most-liberal during his first two years in the Senate.