Yesterday the Vermont House Committee on Government Operations held a public hearing on Proposal 2, a proposed amendment to the Constitution of the State of Vermont regarding the prohibition on slavery and indentured servitude.
We had to put out a paper so we couldn’t make it.
If we had, we’d have echoed the thoughts of Rob Roper who explains of Prop 2… “Yes, despite the fact that the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution ended all slavery in 1865, and the Vermont Constitution was the first state constitution to ban slavery, the Senate voted 28-1 to start us on the four year path to amend the state Constitution, including a state-wide vote, in order to change and/or accomplish exactly nothing.”
Our original thought about this was… why are legislators wasting time on meaningless gestures when they could be making our state more competitive for business investment?
Then we thought… wait, these are Vermont legislators.
Since the only thing they know how to do for Vermont businesses is to cripple them, we suppose it’s better for them to be wasting time.
Hopefully they’ll have some more hearings on the topic.