looks like i'm moving to vermont. any state with a strong(?) grassroots secessionist movement has got to be a good place to raise a family. the wapo has a short article on the subject as well. choice quote:
After the Great Flood of 1927, the worst natural disaster in the state's history, President Calvin Coolidge (a Vermonter) offered help. Vermont's governor replied, "Vermont will take care of its own."