The Vermont Constitution Article 6 (Officer servants of the people) reads as follows: That all power being originally inherent consequently derived from the people, therefore, all officers of government, whether legislative or executive, are their trustees and servants; and at all times, in a legal way, accountable to them. This article is beautifully and simply written. … Continue reading Your Public Servant
Energy is essential for civilization. As we look at the different options for producing energy for our world it becomes clear that there is no such thing as completely "clean energy." All sources of energy have DIRTY environmental components relating to their manufacturing, fuel source and disposal of their worn out components. To deny this … Continue reading Clean Energy?
Thank you to George Putnam for writing a terrific endorsement post on his blog. I especially appreciate the following excerpt: “I find that Rebecca brings common sense, compassion, wisdom, and perspective born of life experience to whatever she does. She is a good listener and a good thinker. She will be a valuable and effective … Continue reading Putnam Endorsement
Why the Housing Shortage?
Vermont is in a housing crisis. Everyone admits it but the governor and the legislature can't seem to work together to solve the problem. Act 250 is over 50 years old. Is it a major part of the problem that needs to be updated? Something needs to be done. Affordable middle class housing is an … Continue reading Why the Housing Shortage?
My Opponent’s Lack of Experience
This week the News and Citizen carried a questionnaire given to me and my opponent. I appreciated the opportunity to share my answers. What I did not appreciate was the way the News and Citizen shielded my opponent from the most difficult question, “What qualifies you to be in the Vermont House of Representatives?” Not only are they not covering this … Continue reading My Opponent’s Lack of Experience
While California Jumps Off a Cliff Should Vermont Follow?
Many moms ask their reckless children, “If everyone jumped off a cliff would you follow?” “Of course not!” is the answer. And yet it seems that Vermont Democrats and Progressives are determined to follow California’s proven bad example. California is shrinking in population. From 2000 to 2020, California had a net loss of 2.6 million people … Continue reading While California Jumps Off a Cliff Should Vermont Follow?
We Need A Good Dose of Republican/Libertarian Probiotics!
Wonder why so many people are interested in probiotics? It’s because a healthy body starts with a healthy gut. Our guts regulate so many aspects of how the body works that some doctors have gone so far as to call the gut our “second brain.” A healthy gut needs diverse, beneficial species of gut flora to keep … Continue reading We Need A Good Dose of Republican/Libertarian Probiotics!
The Drag Queen Story Hour Distraction
What led to a man approaching me in an angry and threatening way while I was campaigning? Lies and accusations posted on social media surrounding my written opposition to Drag Queen Story Hour at my local library. On September 22, 2017 I posted the following on Front Porch Forum: “Drag Queen Story Hour is an atrocity that … Continue reading The Drag Queen Story Hour Distraction
He Leaned Over Me and Screamed
He leaned over me and screamed, “People like you have no f***ing right to be heard!” By now, many of you have heard that I was verbally assaulted and threatened at the Lamoille County Transfer station while attempting to give out free coffee and meet potential constituents. The details of the incident can be read here. I … Continue reading He Leaned Over Me and Screamed
Butchering Chickens: Work and Reward
Over the past few years, I have been raising pastured poultry for my family and friends. I have always enjoyed caring for livestock, and tending to pastured meat birds isn’t particularly hard work. All it requires is time and commitment. At the end of eight weeks we spend a long day butchering the birds. We … Continue reading Butchering Chickens: Work and Reward