I just saw something this morning in my Facebook news-feed that made me smile:
The controlling party in the NH House of Representatives may be able to squelch a mandated committee, but when they do, The People will form their own.
That’s probably why Article 32 came immediately after Article 31.
[Art.] 31. [Meetings of Legislature, for What Purposes.] The legislature shall assemble for the redress of public grievances and for making such laws as the public good may require.
Since they “shall-not” be wanting to be doing that anymore …
[Art.] 32. [Rights of Assembly, Instruction, and Petition.] The people have a right, in an orderly and peaceable manner, to assemble and consult upon the common good, give instructions to their representatives, and to request of the legislative body, by way of petition or remonstrance, redress of the wrongs done them, and of the grievances they suffer.
Former House Speaker William O’Brien may not have been perfect, but he earned my respect for giving every aggreived person in our state a really, really, loud megaphone. The Democrats have taken it away, and people seem to be getting their own.
Consider starting an Article 32 group where you live!