Vermont has a somewhat checkered history of smuggling. After all, a favorite ski resort got its name because our ancestors drove cattle through the notch from Canada in violation of the embargo against Great Britain and its colonies. Vermonters turned a blind eye seeing as they were not in sympathy with a president from the south who was trying to avoid the War of 1812.
Then there was the bootlegging of the 30's. Again, Vermonters tolerated the law breakers. After all, how can you keep a man from his booze? We heared some unusual and funny stories of escapades of rum running through the islands.
But how should we feel about the current smuggling of drugs into our state? Should it be considered a serious concern to our citizens?
Many came to share their stories of rumored escapades. Laugh a little about our history. Perhaps we may also have a serious discussion about our present responsibilities.