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Vermont
Social

  August 4, 2022   John Klar
Despite self-congratulatory back-patting by Vermont’s Department of Health, Vermont’s response to COVID may not have been the stellar excellence presented. But there is n...

Vermont
Politics
Social

  July 17, 2022   John Klar
It is inevitable at some point that the failed criminal policies of Chittenden County prosecutor Sarah George and other extremist progressives will become sufficiently ev...

Vermont
Social

  July 7, 2022   John Klar
Citizens United famously held that corporations were “persons” under American Constitutional law for purposes of speech. This personification of lifeless corporate entiti...

Vermont
Social

  July 6, 2022   John Klar
Deliberately targeting Vermont for political takeover by progressives, the far left has now installed numerous officials to condemn Vermonters as white supremacists despi...

Press Release
Vermont
Politics

  June 9, 2022   John Klar
Brookfield, Vermont, June 9, 2022: Former Vermont Governor James Douglas has endorsed John Klar for Orange County Senate. As Vermont’s fiscally-minded Republican Governor f...

National
Economy
Food
Bureaucracy

  June 4, 2022   John Klar
Should China occupy Taiwan, it would control a majority of the world's microchip manufact>...

National
Vermont
Economy

  May 31, 2022   John Klar
A long-standing theoretical debate has surrounded what has come to be called “The Tragedy of the Commons.” The question raised is the capacity of individuals to sacrifice ...

National
Vermont
Economy
Farming
Food

  May 29, 2022   John Klar
Americans are witnessing frighteningly high rates of inflation — gasoline prices increase by 10 cents a day lately, it seems. Interest rates are rising and set to contin...

Vermont
Social
Bureaucracy

  May 26, 2022   John Klar
With all the fervor surrounding the dogma-speak of “equity,” the utopian calls for achieving it sound outright religious. The problem is that equity is an impossible goa...

Vermont
Education
Bureaucracy

  May 21, 2022   John Klar
A Vermont High School recently banned a young girl from sporting events for allegedly chanting "Let's Go Brandon!" at a basketball game. The school claims the phrase is "pr...

Vermont
Education
Bureaucracy

  May 19, 2022   John Klar
As I explained in my last commentary, following community demands to stop displaying the BLM flag at Randolph Union High School, and the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent Shur...

Vermont
Education
Bureaucracy

  May 17, 2022   John Klar
A Vermont superintendent came down hard on students who allegedly committed the unpardonable offense of chanting "Let's Go Brandon!" at a sporting event. If they did not ag...

National
Vermont
Education

  May 15, 2022   John Klar
National outrage over George Floyd's death was particularly virulent in super-progressive ("woke") Vermont, where schools widely displayed the BLM flag beside the American f...

Vermont
Education

  May 14, 2022   John Klar
Writer James Lindsay graced the Green Mountain State with an engaging visit on May 12 in Montpelier, Vermont (together with well-matched Professor Nick Meriwether). Followi...

Vermont
Education
Bureaucracy

  May 11, 2022   John Klar
At a May 4 meeting that Orange Southwest School District Superintendent Layne Millington advertised as “drawing in perspectives from across the community to share ideas,...

National
Vermont
Social

  May 3, 2022   John Klar
The U.S. Supreme Court’s rumored Dobbs decision would reverse Roe v. Wade and related cases, leaving it to individual states to regulate abortion at any stage of pregnancy...

Vermont
Bureaucracy
Climate

  May 3, 2022   John Klar
Progressive Vermont senator Mark MacDonald, a member of the state’s Natural Resources & Energy Committee, was pondering how to explain new heating fuel taxes impos...

Vermont
Farming
Food
Bureaucracy

  May 2, 2022   John Klar
In the midst of a food-inflation crisis, and while Vermont farmers >...

Vermont
Education
Bureaucracy

  April 29, 2022   John Klar
In the recent conflagration over a Chick-fil-A fundraiser in Randolph, the Orange Southwest School District Superintendent Layne Millington (who is paid some $200,000 an...

Press Release
Vermont

  April 28, 2022   John Klar
Brookfield, Vermont, April 28, 2022: Former gubernatorial candidate John Klar seeks support for his election bid to become Orange County’s next Senator. Challenging a seat ...

National
Bureaucracy

  April 26, 2022   John Klar
One thing must be conceded to Joe Biden: he is consistent in messing things up. The recent fast-tracking of Ukrainian refugees is the latest Orwellian boondoggle that accom...

Vermont
Bureaucracy
Climate

  April 25, 2022   John Klar
Reading Rob Roper’s recent article about Vermont’s contemplated “clean heat standard,” it was hard to absorb how our legislators can be so completely disconnected from th...

Policy
Vermont
Economy

  April 20, 2022   John Klar
Vermont’s disconnected bureaucracy has been on a spending spree during COVID, while Vermonters and Vermont business have declined. Vermont’s $8.3 billion FY 2023...

Policy
Vermont
Economy
Farming
Food

  April 20, 2022   John Klar
When I ran for Governor in 2020, a cornerstone of my policy agenda focused on small farms and increased local food production. Increasing inflation pressures are ...

Policy
Vermont
Education
Social

  April 20, 2022   John Klar
Despite denial by overpaid school superintendents and the Vermont Department of Education, Vermont’s public school system is declining rapidly. Students are leaving ...

  April 13, 2022   John Klar
Imagine if a school in a conservative rural American town displayed a "MAGA" flag while banning all Nike products because of Nike's political affiliation with the America-ha...

  April 10, 2022   John Klar
It has been observed that conservatives think progressives have bad ideas, while progressives view conservatives as bad human beings. This biblical reversal (“hate the sinne...

Vermont
Social

  April 2, 2022   John Klar
Vermont's Senate has embraced an "act relating to environmental justice," which seeks to redistribute the costs of environmental pollutants from the city mice to the country...

Vermont
Social

  March 28, 2022   John Klar
OK, this attack on Vermont’s police has grown absurd and needs to be exposed. For years, all white police in Vermont have been falsely judged as racists using what clearl...

National
Economy
Farming
Food

  March 22, 2022   John Klar
Americans awakening to the Orwellian Rule of Joe Biden and his crew of thieves have noticed that the perpetual lying is designed to inculcate pliancy through fear.&nbsp...

Vermont
Education
Social

  March 17, 2022   John Klar
Vermont has failed its schoolchildren in a horrific, even criminal, fashion by launching a massive psycho-social political indoctrination program against young school chi...

Vermont
Social

  March 16, 2022   John Klar
Over the last year, Vermont’s school board disputes have revealed the same pattern of a unilateral ideology dominating school boards, and attacking anyone who dares diffe...

Vermont

  March 15, 2022   John Klar
Vermont is under far-left ideological siege, as extremists employ a pattern of Alinskyish deviousness to twist facts, pervert process, and subvert the Constitution. These a...

Vermont
Farming

  March 3, 2022   John Klar
Constitutions are sometimes just symbolic: North Korea has one. But to be a Constitutional Republic in which the Constitution is the highest law of the land, We the Peop...

Vermont
Social

  February 28, 2022   John Klar
Progressives in Burlington seek a charter change to legalize prostitution to protect women from “stigma and discrimination,” while a tandem bill in the Legislature calls ...

Vermont
Social

  February 20, 2022   John Klar
Vermont has never been a white supremacist state. That’s just a fact, employing traditional English language. However, a disillusioned gang of racist ideologues seeks to ...

Vermont
Social

  February 12, 2022   John Klar
In an ongoing embarrassment for Dartmouth College, the once-venerable institution has repeatedly demonstrated that it is unable — or more likely, ideologically opposed...

Vermont
Education
Social

  February 11, 2022   John Klar
Among the bevy of unconstitutional, unnecessary, offensive, Vermonter-hating bills being proposed by disconnected Vermont legislators is S.265, which seeks to imprison Ve...

Vermont
Education
Social

  February 7, 2022   John Klar
Vermont parents are pushing back against thug teachers and school superintendents — which is to say, they are beginning to defend themselves against unjust, often vicious at...

  December 22, 2021   John Klar
There are numerous potential threats to children posed by modern technologies that are not fully understood. In addition to the potential harm to eyesight or health from ...

Vermont
Social

  December 19, 2021   John Klar
A Vermont school district has been mulling over a novel policy to give its teachers Wednesday afternoon off, to alleviate their COVID stress — extending a "Snowsports ...

Vermont
Farming
Food
Climate

  December 16, 2021   John Klar
Of the numerous problems confronting large-scale agricultural production in America, the steady depletion of water resources will likely be the first to bring segments of...

Vermont
Education
Social

  December 11, 2021   John Klar
Vermont's Essex-Westford School District, which includes the town of Essex that last year fired a high school lifeguard for merely questioning Critical Race Theory, has done...

Vermont
Farming
Food

  December 7, 2021   John Klar
Since humans learned agrarianism and left their hunter-gatherer ancestors behind, manure — both human and animal — was the chief source of fertilizer. In the early 19th c...

Vermont
Education
Social

  December 1, 2021   John Klar
Transgender therapies and surgeries for minors are an abhorrent, criminal enterprise, arising from precisely the same academic hubris and ignorance as the eugenics and lobot...

  November 27, 2021   John Klar
The ideological absurdity which has descended on Vermont through so-called “progressive” initiatives is only properly understood as a cult. Whether it is “race theory,” “...

Economy
Social

  November 10, 2021   John Klar
Most Americans are aware that inflation is on the rise, and not just at the gas pumps. This is unsurprising given the flood of money being printed as so-called “COVID rel...

Vermont
Education
Social
Climate

  November 2, 2021   John Klar
I recently explained to Vermonters that their school systems are using advanced computer technologies to “track” their students not just academically, but socio-emotiona...

Vermont
Social

  October 28, 2021   John Klar
As Burlington businesses hire private security firms to protect their employees from assault, the social justice policy of reducing funding for patrol officers due to George...

Vermont
Farming

  October 24, 2021   John Klar
Food prices are climbing, but soon will soar — inflation is ensured due to recent massive spending. As Americans are pushed to consume artificial meat as a ...

Vermont
Education
Social

  October 15, 2021   John Klar
In a Sept. 20 “Statement on Critical Race Theory,” the Vermont School Board Association (VSBA) openly misled Vermont parents about the teaching practices that have been i...

Vermont
Education
Social

  October 14, 2021   John Klar
Due to the ongoing dispute about indoctrinating Vermont children with critical race theory, many parents are coming to understand that if they wish to know what the Vermo...

  September 14, 2021   John Klar
Vermonters owe a debt of gratitude to Russ Ingalls and the other organizers of a meeting in Island Pond regarding CRT. After being gaslighted and ignored by many school ...

Vermont
Economy
Farming
Food

  August 23, 2021   John Klar
Vermont’s economy and culture were both built on self-sufficiency by thousands of small farms (not on the backs of black slaves toiling in Green Mountain winters). Integr...

Vermont
Food
Climate

  August 16, 2021   John Klar
Much ballyhoo is made of cow farts in recent political proposals, reflecting the ever-growing disconnect of modern consumers from their food supply. Perhaps America needs...

Vermont
Education

  August 7, 2021   John Klar
Vermont state senator Richard McCormack has once again abused his constituents with dishonesty and name-calling. In a partisan harangue against the unvaccinated, McCormack ...

  August 1, 2021   John Klar
Government institutions cannot eliminate subconscious or conscious prejudices. The 20th century’s infatuation with “science” and brain chemistry has resulted in great hub...

Vermont
Social

  July 8, 2021   John Klar
In an effort to discredit those who dare challenge critical race theory, VTDigger’s Bill Schubart in a July 4 article (“Conservative Hysteria”) claimed that my ...

Vermont
Economy

  June 29, 2021   John Klar
Vermont’s seemingly unrestrained spending during the COVID pandemic reveals the unsustainable fantasy world in which the current ultra-Progressive Legislature has taken l...

Vermont

  June 11, 2021   John Klar
Fear-mongering efforts to greatly compromise constitutional liberties during the COVID pandemic have often been justified in the name of “real science.” Seemingly every i...

Vermont
Social
Climate

  June 7, 2021   John Klar
Vermonters are being subjugated by their government and denied basic rights in the bargain. Worse, we are compelled to pay the legal fees of those who oppress us. The att...

National
Social

  May 23, 2021   John Klar
In his first address to a Joint Session of Congress as president, Joe Biden attacked the very substance of the United States Constitution. Flanked by eerily-masked twin S...

Vermont

  May 21, 2021   John Klar
Vermont Senator Richard McCormack disseminated a letter in which he misrepresented health data to justify imposing extensive restrictions on the rights of unvaccinated citiz...

Vermont
Climate

  May 17, 2021   John Klar
When science is fabricated to advance a bizarre dogma to intimidate others by violating clearly-established constitutional liberties, Vermonters should be troubled. When ...

Vermont
Education
Social

  May 13, 2021   John Klar
In a bizarre "Complaint" filed against recently-elected Vermont School Board member Elizabeth Cady, two citizens allege Cady's inquiries about the introduction of Critical R...

Vermont
Economy
Farming
Social

  April 23, 2021   John Klar
Vermont dairy farms have suffered dramatically during COVID-19, exposing longstanding market weaknesses. At least 40 more farms (of 677) have closed since COVID, and most...

Vermont
Economy
Social
Climate

  April 21, 2021   John Klar
In a 2019 article I demonstrated that Vermont’s bureaucracy has been growing steadily in both size and incomes at the expense of taxpayers. Often favoring ...

Vermont
Social

  April 15, 2021   John Klar
As progressives push to “decarcerate” Vermont, opioid deaths increase. Residents may have noticed steady reports of out-of-state fentanyl and heroin dealers being apprehende...

Vermont
Economy

  April 11, 2021   John Klar
Vermont’s Progressives are very fond of minimum wage laws, but as with many economic initiatives that yield unintended consequences, government control of wages is not as si...

National
Economy

  April 9, 2021   John Klar
As Americans focus on survival under COVID-19, they remain largely oblivious to increasingly dire fiscal threats. A “debt monetization” virus (printing money wit...

Vermont

  April 1, 2021   John Klar
Vermont’s supposedly “progressive” net metering program subsidizes residential solar panels by paying homeowners a whopping premium for the solar energy they generate. Th...

Vermont

  March 22, 2021   John Klar
Vermont’s tax system has become unwieldy, overly complex and widely inequitable. This is first and foremost a product of government overreach — the state of Vermont...

Vermont
Economy
Food
Climate

  March 19, 2021   John Klar
Conservatives must lead Vermont in initiatives supporting regenerative agriculture and small, local farms. This is an imperative to benefit Vermont’s economy, craft a sen...

Vermont
Economy
Social
Climate

  March 3, 2021   John Klar
I recently explained how Vermont’s Tax Structure Commission (VTSC) used upside-down tax theory to advocate for implementation of a magnified tax “structure” to charge a s...

Vermont

  March 1, 2021   John Klar
A recent bureaucratic report recommends expanding Vermont's sales tax to include food, groceries, electricity, and clothing to..."help the poor."  The Vermont...

Vermont
Economy
Climate

  February 17, 2021   John Klar
When schools closed in Vermont, lunches were provided to students across the state — often by buses that delivered food instead of picking up children. The rationale ...

Vermont

  February 15, 2021   John Klar
Carpetbagging BLM leftists have been heading to Vermont and seem determined to subjugate Vermont's existing (mostly white) population by shaming them.  Lost on the...

Vermont
Economy

  February 15, 2021   John Klar
When I ran for governor in 2020, the plan was to create a platform to raise awareness about deep-seated problems within Vermont’s budget and bureaucracy — both are too bi...

Vermont
Economy

  January 24, 2021   John Klar
For years, liberal Vermont  media and politicians have condemned the state's police and legal system as "systemically racist" using flawed statistical analysis of incar...

Vermont

  January 22, 2021   John Klar
On December 17, 2019, Michael Arnold struck Shirley Snelling-Sexton while she was snowblowing in Essex Junction, Vermont.  Shirley was severely injured -- in addition t...

Vermont
Social

  January 9, 2021   John Klar
Attacking so-called "hate speech" has proven an effective Trojan horse technique by BLM and Antifa social justice warriors, who have incorporated Critical Race Theory (CRT) ...

Economy
Social

  November 14, 2020   John Klar
A mandatory COVID-19 vaccine might save lives, but that doesn’t mean it would be constitutional.  Many say “we must do what the doctors say,” without any thought for Const...

Vermont
Farming
Food
Climate

  October 22, 2020   John Klar
The world’s cows have been wrongly maligned by ignorant climate-change zealots: livestock are integral to sustainable agriculture.  The carbon-crim...

Vermont
Education

  September 16, 2020   John Klar
In Vermont, liberal demonstrators are permitted by government agencies to occupy public spaces, block traffic, organize political rallies, and paint one-sided political mess...

Vermont

  July 12, 2020   John Klar
I met Pastor Simon Peter in late 2015 on Facebook. I made sure he was legitimate through churches that had been there, and were supporting him. Then I agreed to help him bui...

Vermont
Politics
Social
Bureaucracy

  July 8, 2020   John Klar
The BLM flag is hardly new to Vermont, being displayed at many of its schools for years.  More recently, “BLACK LIVES MATTER” was painted in large yellow letters on Stat...

Vermont
Economy
Farming

  June 28, 2020   John Klar
If a heads-up penny is good luck, tossing a penny heads up 99 times in a row would be very much against the odds – good luck indeed! And what are the odds that the 100th penny...

Vermont
Politics
Social

  June 24, 2020   John Klar
Vermont is at the forefront of the progressive effort to conquer America and extinguish its liberties.  To subjugate any people, a ruling oppressor must 1) eliminate mea...

Social

  June 23, 2020   John Klar
In these complex and challenging times, our children should be our priority. Surely society would object if genetic engineering were employed to create children born without a...

Press Release
Vermont
Politics
Climate

  June 6, 2020   John Klar
Brookfield, Vermont, June 6, 2020: Republican candidate for Governor John Klar today published an article chronicling the sloppy disregard for basic constitutional principl...

Vermont
Economy
Politics
Climate

  June 6, 2020   John Klar
Vermont Governor Phil Scott announced on June 5 that social distancing requirements would not be enforced against Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters at coming events b>...

Vermont
Economy
Bureaucracy
Climate

  June 3, 2020   John Klar
Progressive legislators, interest groups, and government entities are clamoring to impose their utopian climate change agenda on Vermont’s citizens when the legislature ...

Press Release
Vermont
Economy
Politics

  June 2, 2020   John Klar
Brookfield, Vermont, June 2, 2020: Republican candidate for Governor John Klar today published a letter emphasizing the importance of open debates in Vermont elections, an...

Vermont
Economy
Bureaucracy
Climate

  May 31, 2020   John Klar
In recent decades American government has developed a penchant for "sin" taxes of v...

Vermont
Economy
Bureaucracy
Climate

  May 28, 2020   John Klar
When the Vermont legislature next meets, there’s a good chance a new gas tax will be passed to penalize consumers for their carbon emissions. But is such a measure constitutio...

Vermont
Politics
Climate

  May 24, 2020   John Klar
Vermonters, many of your elected officials ignore the United States and Vermont Constitutions to achieve their goals. The desirability of policy goals NEVER outweighs the vi...

Vermont
Farming
Food
Social

  May 22, 2020   John Klar
There is a growing trend in Europe and America toward veganism, a diet characterized by the avoidance of animal products. Many report health benefits from a plant-only diet,...

Vermont
Economy

  May 20, 2020   John Klar
Courts in at least five states have now weighed in on the constitutionality of their respective efforts to impose restrictions on fundamental liberties because of coronavi...

Vermont
Economy
Farming

  May 19, 2020   John Klar
Vermont’s Governor has made “economic growth” his highest priority. Vermonters should consider whether “economic growth” is a value worth sacrificing our communities and o...

Vermont
Economy
Social
Bureaucracy

  May 18, 2020   John Klar
In high school biology class, we students undertook an experiment wherein we deposited a small number of flour beetles into a bag of flour, returning in a few days to ...