Author Archives: Ronald Beaty

Cape Cod Legislators, Julian Cyr & Sarah Peake, Will Be Responsible For Human Fatalities Via Shark Attacks This Summer Because Of Inaction

Speaking only as one individual Barnstable County Commissioner, I want to express my serious concern about an issue that is not being appropriately addressed by Cape Cod communities, our legislative delegation, or the feds. On Cape Cod this summer, if a person is again devoured or maimed by a great white shark at a public beach, it will cause an…

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Oppose The 2019 Sexual Orientation Counseling Ban

Speaking as only one individual Barnstable County Commissioner and not for my entire Board, in Massachusetts, we need to stop the counseling ban, Legislative Bills HB140/SB70! If these bills pass, parents whose children may be struggling with gender confusion will have nowhere to turn for professional counseling. The Senate version, SB70, even subjects parents to charges of “child abuse” for…

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Citzens Should Use Open Meeting Law

Benjamin Franklin is credited with once stating, “It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority.” Though not initially perceived by many, the general public has always been the main watchdog of governmental action, activities and decision-making at all levels. It is the use of important civic mechanisms like the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law that helps keep state,…

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An Outdated Bureaucratic Federal Entity: The Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission

Regarding recent news reports about the survival of the Cape Cod National Seashore Advisory Commission, there is good reason why the Interior Department does not support its continuation. Said Commission was formally authorized by Public Law 87-126, August 7, 1961; as amended by Public Law 105-280. The panel is supposed to consult on matters relating to development of the National…

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Glorifying Cape Cod Killer Sharks Is Insanity

The contemporary inane glorification of a highly dangerous and menacing predator, the Great White Shark, by some environmental extremists, fanatical animal rights activists, narrowly focused scientists, and pandering bureaucrats, as some sort of demi-god is a dangerous practice. Moreover, coupled with the utter lack of concern or action by the same aforementioned parties regarding the Cape Cod seal overpopulation problem…

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Baker Endorsed By Democrats, But Not Trusted By Republicans

Recent reports by the Associated Press state that 10 Massachusetts Democrat City Mayors have officially endorsed the reelection of Governor Charlie Baker. The Democratic Party Mayors of Springfield, Revere, Fall River, Fitchburg, Woburn, Newburyport, Lawrence, Lowell, Westfield, and Braintree have all endorsed our not so “Republican.” To be frank, such endorsements by elected Democratic Party officials only serve as further…

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