Author Archives: Ronald Beaty

Term Limits for Elected Cape Cod Regional Officials

Editor: I have recently proposed a  Barnstable County Home Rule Charter change regarding Term Limits. I formally propose that all elected Barnstable County officials be limited to serving three (3) consecutive terms in a position! Term limits would provide new people with innovative ideas to elected County office. Moreover, term limits will reduce the influence of special interests and extremist…

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Barnstable County Legislature Needs To Unload Ultra-Liberal Outer-Cape Delegates

Editor: With regard to the most recent news media revelations about Barnstable County Government, and speaking only as one individual County Commissioner, it is my candid individual opinion that the best interests of the larger Cape Cod towns are negatively impacted by the misguided actions and uninformed statements of outer-Cape representatives on the Barnstable County Assembly of Delegates! Moreover, based…

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Beaty Calls Upon DeLeo to Step Down as Speaker

Liberal Democrat Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo should officially step down! When elected as a Republican State Representative for the 5th Barnstable District, I shall formally make that request. Tainted legislative leadership is NOT acceptable in our General Court! There are times that our elected representatives must exhibit leadership by example, and have the courage not to simply be a…

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Cape Cod Commission should be elected

Speaking as one individual Barnstable County Commissioner, I strongly support taking a deeper look at my proposed idea of changing the Cape Cod Commission from an appointed public body to an elected public body directly chosen by Barnstable County voters. In my opinion, an elected Cape Cod Commission would be more democratic. Additionally, it would be more accountable and responsive…

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Use of Bounty Hunters to Apprehend Criminal Illegal Aliens, Why Not?

With nonsensical talk by misguided politicians about establishing sanctuary cities and sanctuary states to harbor criminal illegal aliens in recent years, citizens are left with much to ponder. There are quite likely millions of highly dangerous criminal illegal aliens hiding out in our society, some right here on Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, and across the nation. Their crimes can range…

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