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.

Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Boondoggle, by Stephen Lendman (PENTAGON PORK)

Publisher’s note: The Pentagon plans to station the first fleet of working (?) F-35s, the most expansive U.S. military boondoggle in history, at Burlington International Airport in Vermont by 2020, … Continue reading

January 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

“Horrors Beyond Description:” Noam Chomsky on the “War On Terror” (TRUTH OUT)

Thanks to our colleagues at Truth Out for publishing this detailed interview with MIT linguist and political analyst Noam Chomsky. His “take” on Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign is insightful, … Continue reading

December 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

No Place To Hide?! Inside the U.S. Surveillance State, by Rob Williams (BOOK REVIEW)

Welcome to July 4th – Independence Day – in 21st century America Let us be clear what we are celebrating. The United States is no longer a functioning republic, but … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment

F-35 in VT: How Blind Patriotism Struck Leaders Blind, Deaf, and Dumb by William Boardman (FEATURE)

In the real world, on 9/11, the Vermont Air National Guard defended nothing against nobody, and managed to provide no real protection for anyone anywhere.  When it mattered most in … Continue reading

May 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Liberate Hawai’i (Book Review) by Rob Williams

  As 21st century Vermonters continue to explore independence for our once and future republic, it behooves us to remember and dialogue with other independence movements of good will all … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

Obama Faces Another “Dumb War” Over Crimea by William Boardman

“I don’t oppose all wars…. “What I am opposed to is a dumb war. “What I am opposed to is a rash war. “What I am opposed to is the … Continue reading

April 11, 2014 · Leave a comment

NWO endgame reconsidered by Richard Moore

In the article, New World Order – The endgame has begun I argued that world government is going to be achieved by relatively peaceful means. Obama’s backdown from his ‘red … Continue reading

March 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Fukushima and Crimea: Crisis Mis-Management 101 By William Boardman

There are those who say that the idiots running Western and allied governments (the “civilized” countries) are pitching the world toward a pair disasters, the full realization of either of … Continue reading

March 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Make Vermont National Guard a Civilian Force by Peter Garritano

The recent call to cut military forces, though specious as our war plans expand, raises the question of whether we should have dual-use forces. Vermonters may be better served by … 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

F-35 Still Performing Poorly by Winslow Wheeler

F-35 observers, both advocates and critics, have been waiting for the 2013 Annual Report of the Pentagon’s Director of Operational Test and Evaluation (DOT&E).  After its initial leaking to Reuters … Continue reading

January 29, 2014 · Leave a comment

WTC Tower 7: An Attack from Within by Vidda Crochetta

At 5pm on September 11, 2001 World Trade Center Towers 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 were damaged but still standing. Nevertheless, earlier that morning the lower Manhattan skyline had … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

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