Be it resolved that the state of Vermont peacefully and democratically free itself from the United States of America and return to its natural status as an independent republic as it was between January 15, 1777 and March 4, 1791. -Vermont Petition
On October 28th, the Second Vermont Republic will hold a statewide convention in the house chamber at the state capitol in Montpelier. The theme of this meeting will be "Vermont Independence: An Impossible Dream or a Vision of the Future". The Second Vermont Republic website claims this is the first such meeting since "since North Carolina voted to secede from the Union on May 20, 1861". Any Civil War buff knows that Tennessee was the last state to secede from the Union (6/8/1861) and it was the first state to be let back in (10/4/1869).
The group would like to unite with Maine, New Hampshire, and four Canadian provinces (Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Newfoundland, and Prince Edward Island) to create a "New Atlantic Confederacy". Just imagine the maple syrup cartel this would create.
The dope-smoking hippies in Vermont are a non-violent bunch and do not condone "state-sponsored violence inflicted either by military or law enforcement officials". Therefore, I'll devise a plan to sneak into Vermont at night, under the cover of a "ski trip", take the capital of Montpelier, and have parcels of the state up on Ebay by early morning. Who wants a piece of Vermont? I will sell chunks of it cheap starting with the Ben and Jerry's factory in Waterbury.
(linked on otb)