To The Daily Sun,
I read, with some amusement, the November 19 letter from Sharon Somers to David Horan, counsel for the Belknap commissioners and Belknap delegation respectively. It is interesting that The Laconia Daily Sun received a copy before the delegation was so favored but perhaps this underscores the public relations nature of Ms. Somers' letter. Legally, she has no right of private inquiry save that afforded her in a court of law.
In reading the powers bestowed upon the commissioners and the delegation, one can see the same system of checks and balances which is the bedrock of all of our governmental structures. If the founding fathers had wished to propagate a society featuring lords of the manor presiding over a fiefdom then Ms. Somers' legal arguments would have more merit. One infers from the attitudes and actions of the commissioners that they might indeed prefer such an arrangement but their arrogance will come to no good end.
Why not come to a county delegation meeting and see our government in action?
Rep. Richard B. Burchell
Belknap 5 - Gilmanton