- THE VERMONT INDEPENDENCE CONVENTION
- An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future?
- State House
- Montpelier, Vermont
- October 28, 2005
- James Howard Kunstler, author of The Long Emergency,
will be the keynote speaker at The Vermont Convention on Independence to
be held in the House Chamber of the State House in Montpelier on Friday
October 28th. Sponsored by the Second Vermont Republic, the convention,
which will begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 5:00 p.m., is open to the
public and free of charge.
- This historic event will be the first statewide convention
on secession in the United States since North Carolina voted to secede
from the Union on May 20, 1861.
- Other speakers will include Professor Frank Bryan, UVM;
Kirkpatrick Sale, author of Human Scale, J. Kevin Graffagnino, Executive
Director, Vermont Historical Society; Professor Eric Davis, Middlebury
College; Shay Totten, editor, Vermont Guardian; Antoine Robitaille, journalist
Le Devoir (Quebec City); G. Roderick Lawrence, CEO, Stevenson Kellogg(Canada);
(Rev.) Ben T. Matchstick; and General Ethan Allen (aka Jim Hogue). General
Allen is expected to travel by horse to the State House.
- The objectives of the convention are twofold. First,
to raise the level of awareness of Vermonters of the feasibility of independence
as a viable alternative to a nation which has lost its moral authority
and is unsustainable. Second, to provide an example and a process for other
states and nations which may be seriously considering separatism, secession,
independence, and similar devolutionary strategies.
- The Second Vermont Republic is a peaceful, democratic,
- libertarian populist movement committed to the return
of Vermont to its status as an independent republic as it once was between
1777 and 1791.
- For additional information, contact
- Thomas H. Naylor at 802-425-4133 or
- Jane Dwinell at 802-229-4008,
- info vermontrepublic org