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Letter: Hooray for Vermont Democracy

To the Editor:

On Wednesday, the Vermont Legislature struck a mighty blow against corporate fascism by passing a mandatory GMO labeling bill over the whining squeals and threats of the likes of Monsanto. A victory for Vermont and democracy in a state that still finds its roots well planted in democratic principles and individual freedom. As we watch our great nation bow and turn away from democracy toward an oligarchy driven by extreme corporate fascism, Vermont retains the original revolutionary spirit exhibited during the time of our American Revolution when the people rose up and demanded to be heard by their government. Today, Vermont stands alone in expressing freedom and liberty while its neighbors gradually cave in to the oligarchy promoted by conservative extremism and excessive corporate pressure. Hooray for Vermont. The Green Mountain Boys ride again.

James Minnich

Bethel