Last month I blogged about our Londonderry town meetings in my post http://nutfieldgenealogy.blogspot.com/2010/02/new-england-town-meeting.html
Little did I know that in Korea, several producers were also putting together a story about democracy, governance and Londonderry’s town meetings! The footage can be see through a link at the website Londonderry Hometown Online News, at the post “Government and Governance Londonderry” http://www.londonderrynh.net/?p=18842
This Korean television production has been broken into several short videos, all in the Korean language, and with Korean subtitles. However, the people interviewed are all Londonderry citizens speaking in English. After the brief introduction it is easy to follow along. These folks are all my neighbors here in town.
In my opinion, the New England town meeting is the purest form of democracy available in the United States, maybe even in the world. Where else does every citizen have the right to give their opinion, influence the local government and put forward their suggestions . Every citizen can become directly involved with the process of governance.
Our annual Londonderry town meeting takes place this Saturday, March 13th, 2010, at the Londonderry High School on Mammoth Road.