Calvin Coolidge on Vermont. Here is a quote from President Coolidge on the state of Vermont. (Hat tip to the Second Vermont Republic.)
He said, "“Vermont is a state I love. I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Killington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scenes could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here I received my bride; here my dead lie pillowed on the loving breast of our everlasting hills."
"I love Vermont because of her hills and valleys, her scenery and invigorating climate, but most all because of her indomitable people. They are a race of pioneers who have almost beggared themselves to serve others. If the spirit of liberty should vanish in other parts of the Union and support of our institutions should languish, it could all be replenished from the generous store held by the people of this brave little state of Vermont.”
Please note I am not endorsing the Second Vermont Republic. They advocate the independence of Vermont from the USA. As the American Civil War demonstrated, secession for an American state is not an option. It is a nice debate topic but not something that is going to happen. I can no more see the USA without Vermont than I can see the USA without Texas, Florida, Iowa, California, or any other state. This is our nation and it is worth fighting to preserve our Union of all 50 states at all costs.