New Hampshire Republicans tired of the Constitution, going back to the 13th century Magna Carta

Ahhhh…. New Hampshire just jumped the shark -Legislators now have to justify many new bills with a direct quote from the 800-year-old Magna Carta:

Magna charta cum statutis angliae (Great Chart...
Image via Wikipedia

House Bill 1580 is the product of such a brainstorming session this summer between three freshman House Republicans: Bob Kingsbury of Laconia, Tim Twombly of Nashua and Lucien Vita of Middleton. The eyebrow-raiser, set to be introduced when the Legislature reconvenes next month, requires legislation to find its origin in an English document crafted in 1215.

“All members of the general court proposing bills and resolutions addressing individual rights or liberties shall include a direct quote from the Magna Carta which sets forth the article from which the individual right or liberty is derived,” is the bill’s one sentence.

The Magna Carta, while famed as the first major declaration of rights under English monarchy, is a bit outdated in its actual prose.

No words…

Enhanced by Zemanta

You Might Also Like

One Reply to “New Hampshire Republicans tired of the Constitution, going back to the 13th century Magna Carta”

  1. Also in NH, if recently-passed laws go into effect, you will no longer need a license to carry a concealed pistol or a loaded rifle, but you will still need a license in order to cut someone’s hair or give a massage.

    The Legislature, apparently not realizing the irony, kept licensing requirements for barbers citing public safety concerns while passing a repeal of carry-permit requirements. Makes sense, right?

Leave a Reply, Please!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.