Thursday, March 09, 2006

From the Green Mountains comes the cry, 'impeach him!'

From the Green Mountains comes the cry, 'impeach him!'
Posted on Thursday, March 09 @ 08:50:20 EST
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Randolph T. Holhut

DUMMERSTON, Vt. - In Vermont, the first Tuesday in March - Town Meeting Day - is a sacred day for those who still believe in the power of direct democracy.

We take great pride in having our say not just how things are run in our towns, but also on bigger issues like war and peace.

Last year, more than 40 towns across Vermont approved a non-binding referendum regarding the deployment of the Vermont National Guard in Iraq. In doing so, Vermont became the first state to debate the deployment of the National Guard.

This year, five Vermont towns went beyond the Iraq war to take on the architect of it -- George W. Bush.

In the southern Vermont towns of Newfane, Marlboro, Putney and my hometown of Dummerston, and in the central Vermont town of Brookfield, town meeting voters approved a measure to demand that our Congressman, independent Bernie Sanders, file articles of impeachment to remove Bush from office....