Second Vermont Republic

A citizen movement committed to restoring Vermont to an independent republic, free to pursue life, liberty and happiness unimpeded by the demands of an imperial, corrupt and disintegrating United States.

Vermont, Cannabis, and “Exceptionalism,” by Eli Harrington (OP/ED)

  Publisher’s note: Read the Vermont Cannabis Collaborative (VTCC)’s entire “What Cannabis Can Do For Vermont” report – legalize, regulate, tax, derive benefits – online at their web site. A letter in … Continue reading

December 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Open Letter to Vermont Governor Shumlin: Halt The Gas Pipeline (ACTIVISM)

Dear Governor Shumlin, We are leaders in Vermont—business owners, nonprofit executives, faith leaders, agriculture stewards, academics, and community representatives—who have followed the saga of the Addison Natural Gas Project (ANGP) over the … Continue reading

December 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

A Man Apart: Bill Coperthwaite’s Radical Experiment in Living (BOOK FEATURE)

As the U.S. of Empire begins to crumble, individuals and institutions are emerging to provide alternative blueprints for how we might reorganize ourselves in more decentralized communities. The life and … Continue reading

October 25, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beer Barons, Busted: Why Quaffing Local Spirits Matters, by Benjamin Dangl (COMMENTARY)

All good revolutions are powered by three things: great ideas, courageous individuals, and good beer. Which makes this article by our Vermont neighbor Ben Dangl at Toward Freedom especially important. … Continue reading

October 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Food Rights, by Claire Cavanaugh (BOOK REVIEW)

When first presented with Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Food Rights: The Escalating Battle Over Who Decides What We Eat, I knew next to nothing about the topic. What … Continue reading

September 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

How Traditions and Values Have Defined the Vermont Way by Greg Guma (FEATURE)

This article was first published in Green Mountain Noise, 2VR’s E-zine publication Ethan Allen, the unpredictable frontier rebel who rallied resistance to any person or power threatening the property rights of … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Marijuana in Vermont By Joseph Humes

Senator David Zuckerman sits comfortably in the lavish Vermont State House cafeteria. He warmly greets everyone he sees, and doesn’t take two bites from his lunch without stopping to talk … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Inter States by Ralph Meima

This article was first published in Green Mountain Noise, 2VR’s E-zine publication Inter States is a story told at both personal and political levels of a profound crisis gripping the U.S. … Continue reading

May 26, 2014 · Leave a comment

CLIMATE CHANGE: The Bigger Picture by Charles Eisenstein

I’ve noticed some parallels among three defining institutions of our civilization: money, war, and mainstream religion. All three demand, in one way or another, the sacrifice of the immediate, the … Continue reading

May 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Getting Real About Vermont’s Farm Problem by James Maroney

My position on pollution in Lake Champlain is that the state, in a misguided effort to save farming and protect water, an effort spanning fifty years and hundreds of millions … Continue reading

May 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

Filming A Farming Future For Vermont by Rob Williams

All Vermonters interested in a more resilient agricultural future will not want to miss a remarkable new documentary exploring the history and future of our Mad River Valley’s hill farms. … Continue reading

April 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

COLD WEATHER, HARD STATE by Peter Miller

Cold penetrates my neck, creeps down my backbone, seeps into my limbs…cold…I am cold…my arms …fingers…toes. Thirty days of below zero weather since December, not counting March…another eight-ten?  I wear … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ghoulish Gala by Dylan Kelley

I’d known it was coming for a while but it was on a miserable winter day that it all came crashing in on each of us. It was the kind … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ukraine, Peak oil and The Nuclear Option by Tom Fugate

Current events in the Ukraine are reaching a global crisis level that needs to be discussed. The United States and EU have initiated a war for the control of the … Continue reading

March 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Antidote To Corporate Imperialism by Thomas Gram

I know that many people in this movement for secession and decentralization are libertarian-leaning, and are invested in the movement because of their dissatisfaction with overreach of the federal government. … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

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