BURLINGTON VT -- Statistical models show that Barack Obama is 100% guaranteed to win Vermont's three electoral votes, even though four years ago, several towns correctly voted to put George Bush and Dick Cheney on an arrest list.
I spent the first 40 years of my life in Vermont. I have a second home in Vermont. In 1996, I ran for senate in Vermont, advocating for gay marriage, not civil unions, based on my conclusion -- as the Ninth Circuit recently held -- that the right to marry the individual of one's choice, is a Federal right secured by the 14th Amendment.
Last year, when I unwittingly became the first and, unfortunately, the only citizen to sue the President for the purpose of ending the seven month, unconstitutional participation of U.S. Armed Forces in the Libyan Civil War, I got responses like: "I'm sure it's illegal, but…"
One of those responses was from the sister of a Nobel Prize Winner; meaning clearly superior gene pool.
In a press conference with Chuck Todd, the President said he didn't "have to reach the constitutional question" because Libya was not a "war." Robert Gates, his then-Secretary of Defense, told Katie Couric that the United States was involved in a "limited kinetic operation."
Last year, when the President was not unilaterally ordering U.S. military officers to use flying robots to deliver 9,600 bombs in the Libyan Civil War, he was targeting U.S. citizens for death by missile. On September 15, 2011, the President killed a 16 year old teenager from Denver with a drone. Ten days later he went on the Tonight Show where he bragged about killing the kid’s father, never mentioned the kid, and -- needless to say -- the obsequious pawn, Leno, did not ask.
Earlier this year when the New York Times did a 7,000 word piece on President Peace Prize’s Secret Kill List, it completely failed to mention the death of Abdulrahman al-Awlaki.
At all times relevant, the administration has insisted that young al-Awlaki's death amounts to "collateral damage." In other words: "war." But, Libya -- bomb the capital, kill the evil dictator, put a million guns in the hands of rebels, bomb the Down Syndrome Center for Children, kill the pregnant wife and three children of this Libyan peace activist? Definitely not war.
In light of the foregoing, my criticism is not that Vermonters are silent in the face of official lawlessness committed by their side; though they are. My criticism is that today Vermonters send more money per capita to the President than the residents of any other state and that they do this at time when their own per-capita black prison population is -- get this -- ten times higher than the per-capita black general population.
Progressivism -- like Conservatism -- is Authoritarianism by another name. And, Authoritarianism -- by definition -- is neither liberal or Liberal.
How many citizens does the President have to assassinate before Vermonters stop sending him money?