Vermont Wants to Seceed…

… and I think they might be onto something here.

Flag of the Second Republic of Vermont

CBS News
The Breakway Republic Of Vermont?
Small Cadre Of Writers And Academics Plots A Secession Strategy
MONTPELIER, Vt., June 4, 2007

(AP) At Riverwalk Records, the all-vinyl record store just down the street from the state Capitol, the black “US Out of Vt.!” T-shirts are among the hottest sellers.

But to some people in Vermont, the idea is bigger than a $20 novelty. They want Vermont to secede from the United States — peacefully, of course.

Disillusioned by what they call an empire about to fall, a small cadre of writers and academics is plotting political strategy and planting the seeds of separatism.


My favorite quote is this one:

“The argument for secession is that the U.S. has become an empire that is essentially ungovernable — it’s too big, it’s too corrupt and it no longer serves the needs of its citizens,” said Rob Williams, editor of Vermont Commons, a quarterly newspaper dedicated to secession.

You know, I can’t say I disagree, and as I said, I think they may be onto something. Will it go through? Probably not, but it is neat they are taking a stand and it will be interesting, and amusing, to see this as it develops.

All I’m saying is that if Vermont seceedes, I am immediately starting the movement to have Central and South Florida seceede from the rest of Florida and the nation. We’ll take Disney as ours and Miami will be the capital city.


  1. Years ago, when I was growing up in Miami, Key West seceded over roadblocks that the federal government frequently put up to catch Cuban refugees sneaking onto the mainland. Not that anyone took it seriously, but the claim of secession was based on a public or city council vote (it’s been a while so I don’t remember the details too well). They began calling Key West the Conch Republic. I wouldn’t be surprised if they still sell Conch Republic t-shirts.


  2. You know, Key West is still very much so The Conch Republic. The truth is they’re so freakin far from the rest of civilization, they can do pretty much whatever down there and most people up here in mainland Florida go, “yeah, sure, Margaritaville.”


  3. Is there an update to these secession talks? I hear now maine is formally passing state documents to see if they would like to seceed.

    These bailouts and quagmire that is getting deeper and deeper are completely eroding state’s rights and individual rights.


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