Archive for February 12th, 2011

Free Petition 2 (2011-2-12)

I have written before about this subject. Then I learned more. Here is what I have learned since my first post. CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS Article II. Section 1. Right of Local Self-Government. – It is the intention of this article to reaffirm the customary and traditional liberties of the people with respect […]

Free and Initiative Petition (2011-2-12)

I take this from my published testimony before the Methuen CHARTER COMMISSION PUBLIC HEARING on THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2009. Jack Burke, 49 Canobieola Road, spoke about the free petition and initiative petition in our current Charter. He began by quoting from a sitting Councilor who once said “who is he to write laws?” because he […]