Let’s see how serious we are about self-determination

Voting with a thunderous “aye,” Killington residents endorsed a plan Tuesday for the ski resort town to secede from Vermont. The overwhelming voice vote inside the elementary school opened the next chapter in what could be a long and costly push to join New Hampshire, a state 25 miles to the east. Town officials estimated between 200-300 people attended the meeting, and that about two-thirds of them supported the idea in the voice vote…. Vermont lawmakers have given the plan a lukewarm reception. They have said it is largely symbolic and probably will be voted down by the Legislature.

If self-determination is so important that we must fight for it in other countries, how can we possibly not respect it in our own? Of course, I have no doubt that the Vermont government will be justified in invading Killington and putting this secession down by force since, as we know, secession is really about slavery.