Small Vermont Towns Send White House Big Message

Brattleboro and Marlboro, towns in that very independent state of Vermont, have approved a measure that would instruct police to arrest President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for “crimes against our Constitution,”. According to Reuters and the AP, the town police have been instructed to “extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them.”

In a non-binding floor vote, 43 out of 28 residents of the small southern Vermont town of 978 people approved the article calling for Bush and Cheney to be arrested for crimes against the Constitution. The bill is non-binding, as it had not been placed on the agenda before presentation. Nonetheless, it is emblematic of the independence of this community based town, who in 2006 also voted to impeach GW Bush.

Marlboro is a small liberal arts college town in the Southern most part of Vermont. It annually hosts a renowned classical musical festival. Its full time residents volunteer at its firehouse and probably know too much about one another’s business, but that is life in a small town.

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