I watched the television coverage and read the newspaper coverage of the very recent climate protests in Burlington and found myself not only underwhelmed but also angered by the protestors. Why, you might ask?

First, there is little doubt in my ex-military mind that these climate protesters are the same people that the Democratic supermajority redistribute my hard-earned money to. In other words, they choose to spend their time protesting dubious issues while taking our money to live on. They obviously have too much time on their hands. I suggest that getting a job might alleviate their boredom.

And second, when I think of all the students that participated, I question their upbringing that they would be truant from school and that their parents would allow it. I would also point out that their participation is a hard slap in the face to every taxpayer forced to pay Vermont’s outrageous property taxes in support of an overpriced education system. Those “students” clearly have no appreciation of our sacrifices for them. Perhaps more time in school, and strict penalties for truancy, might rectify that situation. They can protest all they want after school or on the weekends. Their lack of appreciation or consideration for those who pay their bills is concerning.

To all the parents out there whose kids attended the demonstration but should have been in school, I urge you to have a conversation with your children about right and wrong.

I think I’ve said enough.

Allen Roberts

South Burlington

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