Art. 41. [Governor, Supreme Executive Magistrate.] There shall be a supreme executive magistrate, who shall be styled the Governor of the State of New Hampshire, and whose title shall be His Excellency. The executive power of the state is vested in the governor. The governor shall be responsible for the faithful execution of the laws.
William O’Brien’s latest ego trip and publicity stunt is a letter calling on every department head to file a report with him on any relatives working in their agency.
This is not a letter to the Governor, asking for a report on Executive departments. It is a letter that bypasses him, and demands that department heads take direction from O’Brien instead.
O’Brien is the sort of tyrannical creep the Founders worried about:
[Art.] 37. [Separation of Powers.] In the government of this state, the three essential powers thereof, to wit, the legislative, executive, and judicial, ought to be kept as separate from, and independent of, each other, as the nature of a free government will admit, or as is consistent with that chain of connection that binds the whole fabric of the constitution in one indissoluble bond of union and amity.
June 2, 1784