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Burlington Vermont shop keepers are getting worried as they depend heavily on Canadian patrons.

The Church street mall is a lovely cobbled stone avenue with cafes, restaurants and shops where I have be to a number of times in my life. Vermonters are also generally lovely people.

But lately they are seeing less Canadians venture over the border as more of them are being turned away. Last week it was a Canadian born young woman of Middle Eastern heritage being refused entry into the country. The reason has yet to be explained.

Welcome to Donald Trump’s America.

On television a board of trade official was being interviewed for Canadian news and distanced himself from the current politics by stating that Vermont runs counter current to the happenings in Washington and I believe him. The northeast is not like the rest of the country and most Americans there are of democratic bent. They also see this with the same sense of shock and awe that we do.

But their government has been taken over by extremists.

This morning on the radio I heard of another school graduation trip to the United States being cancelled due to some members of the class being of Muslim origin. They decided to go to Toronto instead rather than risk one of them being turned away. One of the students said “we all go or none of us go”

I hate to say it but good for them.


Church Street, Burlington

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  1. "I hate to say it ..."

    No, please say it, LOUD and OFTEN! We need everyone in America (particularly the red states) and the World to hear these stories. Until, like the Boy Scouts and Boston's St. Patrick's parade, they feel the pressure (typically economic) they won't dump Trump. We especially need Congress and SCOTUS to wake up, as well as state governor's such as North Carolina and Texas.

    Let's hear it!

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