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Re: “Ready to Roll? Lawmakers Will Again Consider Legalizing Cannabis Sales

So many states and countries have legalized marijuana; meanwhile Vermonters watch as all that police hand-wringing over doom and gloom, carnage on the highways, schools become havens of drug-addled tweens, turned out to be another conservative wet dream of a red herring. Surprise, surprise...

Please Vermont, let us not become the Alabama of the north. It's way overdue to legalize the sale of weed, it's safer than alcohol and tobacco, lives will be saved and improved. Vermont will gain revenue going to out of state black markets. There is literally no down side!

I guess we will see if Vermonters need to learn to worship the confederate flag and suppress the votes of non-white people, or if we can once more hold our heads high as leading the vanguard of social progress and common sense reforms.

6 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Penelope on 11/29/2018 at 2:29 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

Harry Truman said it best when he said when it comes to voting for a Democrat or a Democrat the people will vote for the Democrat every time.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Keith Stern on 11/18/2018 at 2:24 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

hey repubs, wanna make a difference, speak up against Trump, like a lot, the candidate for Lt Gov never did, so I voted against him, oh well, and i am no fan of who won

6 likes, 12 dislikes
Posted by Pixelvt on 11/16/2018 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

One can never underplay the backlash directed by the voters towards the Republicans due to who occupies the White House, I know in my district there was a strong push to go door to door and get out the vote. We had an approximate 55% voter turnout and a record or near-record number of absentee ballots. Nationally there was such a strong movement to get out the vote. It was remarkable. There certainly was no coattail effect as Scott couldn't carry a single Republican to the statewide election.
Richard M. Long
Manchester Center, VT

1 like, 13 dislikes
Posted by Richard M. Long on 11/16/2018 at 11:21 AM

Re: “Cutting Out the Middle Man: Moderates Ousted From Vermont Statehouse

The emphasis was more ensuring that the Dems have a veto-proof majority. Though Rep. Read voted with the Dems on the budget, none of the other 'moderates' did, despite their earlier almost unanimous support of the budget. They made their bed with their unbending support of Gov. Scott's and Jason Gibbs' strategy and got what they deserved. They can still testify or reach out to former colleagues so they can still be heard, but I'm glad we can get the Governor's attention and restrain his administration's tactics at the end of the term.

5 likes, 17 dislikes
Posted by Gary Golden on 11/16/2018 at 7:26 AM

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