John McClaughry weighs in on Montpelier climate protest - True North Reports (Opinion)

Breaking the law seems to be a growing trend among climate activists, John McClaughry of the Ethan Allen Institute notes. Appropriate civil disobedience - or frustrated lawlessness? 



"First a climate mob interrupted the workings of the Vermont House. Then another bunch of climate protestors stopped the Strolling of the Heifers Parade in Brattleboro. Last week they struck again — not the same individuals, but the same climate-intoxicated friends of civil disobedience. They won’t be satisfied until, well what? The climate stops changing?"

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  • Alice Peterson
    commented 2019-08-01 09:11:22 -0400
    The climate cannot be controlled or changed…the people pushing the ‘climate change agenda’ are using it as a money grab…frighten uneducated people into giving up money and rights….bigger government ‘controlling the people’….read the origins of how this continent was populated…The Bering Land Bridge…30,000 years ago…did people cause that huge climate change….answer …no the population of the entire globe was tiny…..
  • Bob Readie
    commented 2019-07-31 19:58:25 -0400
    The question is, who ordered the Montpelier PD and VSP to stand down?
  • Rob Roper
    commented 2019-07-29 19:42:10 -0400
    We hear a lot about “The Vermont Way” of civility in our politics. If we really believe in that, folks should be speaking out against this sort of behavior. Especially elected officials like our Lt. Gov.
  • Jt dodge
    commented 2019-07-29 15:27:50 -0400
    This appears to be the same group that threw paper at the legislature, stopped the Farmer parade in Brattleboro, and now they are blocking traffic in Montpelier.
    This may seem like a side note, but my son has been to the emergency room many times in his brief fifteen years. He is has a ton of food allergies that have caused anaphylactic reactions, over the years. In these situations, it has always required a very fast response. I can’t imagine the horror of a parent that discovers the traffic is arbitrarily blocked, and that the police won’t clear the protestors.
    Is it really worth the risk to block traffic, to protest an issue? That aside, I doubt blocking traffic creates political allys anyhow. ~Best, JT Dodge