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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Vermont Takes the Point...

Posted By on Tue, Jan 29, 2008 at 10:31 AM

Just got word that legislation is being introduced today under Montpelier's Golden Dome that will put Vermont on point in leading our nation out of the illegal Bush-Cheney Quagmire in Iraq. The lead sponsor is Democratic Rep. Mike Fisher of Lincoln.

Says Fisher in a statement being released today at a Statehouse presser and also being released nationally by the Liberty Tree Foundation:

"It is clear that the mission that Congress authorized no longer exists. The President has no current or permanentlegal authority to keep Guard members in Iraq. The Governor asCommander-in-Chief of the Vermont National Guard should take necessarysteps to bring them home."

Statement of purpose: This bill addresses limits to theconstitutional and statutory authority of the President to federalizeand deploy the Vermont National Guard in Iraq; declares that theauthority for that deployment has terminated; requests that actions betaken to terminate federalization and bring troops back to Vermont asmembers of the Vermont national guard; and reaffirms that Vermontnational guard members be limited to service on behalf of the state ofVermont, unless properly and lawfully called into federal service.

Interesting, eh?

[Took the picture last Valentine's Day.]

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Peter Freyne, 1949-2009, wrote the weekly political column "Inside Track," which originated in the Vanguard Press in the mid 1980s; he brought it to Seven Days in 1995. He retired it shortly before his death in January, 2009. We all miss him.

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