This past Saturday evening, the green flag of Independent Vermont flew over the Ripton Community House. Folks from Addison County and all over Vermont gathered for a fun evening of Bluegrass music, dance, beer and great potluck food, and for one night we were able to forget about Peak Oil, Climate Change, economic collapse and getting arrested for speaking one’s mind out… and simply enjoy the company of each other.
This is what politics in Vermont should be about: git down, talk heart to heart, the breaking of bread and sharing of good things. Somewhere along the way it’s been lost; community roots lost. The Independent Candidates have brought this back. If you’ve missed the event, there will be others, not only in Addison County but all over Vermont.