“The New Hampshire House has reconstituted a Redress of Grievances Committee to hear complaints from citizens, but exactly what does that mean? At the committee’s first meeting, Chairman Paul Ingbretson instructed members to look at the history of petitions, which are authorized by the state Constitution. From the time the Constitution was passed in 1784 through the mid-19th century, petitions were common.”  A little bit of history, Concord Monitor.

“As the new committee begins its work, it faces a task rarely performed in modern times.” Will repeating history, allowing people to come forward and “petition their representatives to take certain action” restore judicial and governmental accountability which is very much lacking at the present?

Can Maine legislators learn from this history lesson?

Published in: on January 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm  Leave a Comment  

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