Perhaps a 'radical' wouldn't want to honor the Magna Carta

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To The Daily Sun,

Cathy Merwin's September 14 letter to the editor left me puzzled as to her intent. Did she write to bury or to praise the late Honorable Robert Kingsbury?

One sentence read: "he sponsored a failed effort to tie future state legislatures to the Magna Carta". I thought that the document in question limited arbitrary authority which at the time was held by the king. Many of us would like to curb the arbitrary powers of our government which become ever more encompassing and expensive.

If Ms. Merwin thinks honoring the Magna Carta, a fount of individual liberty, a bad thing then it is she who is radical and not the late honorable representative.
Rep. Dick Burchell
Belknap 5