Tag Archives: politics

Know Any Person or Organization with COURAGE?

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Are you frustrated by the lack of courage in Massachusetts public policy and politics? I sure am. And that’s why I started MASS Courage (www.masscourage.org).  My hope is to try to “change the conversation” and provide an incentive for elected leaders and interested citizens to be courageous.  We will be launching in…

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Beaty Asks Governor Patrick, Murray & Others, To Sign ‘Taxpayer Protection Pledge’

For social justice reasons, and simply as one of the tens of thousands of registered voters and citizens of this Commonwealth, I am writing to openly, respectfully and impartially call upon Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, Senate President Therese Murray, House Speaker Robert DeLeo, State Senator Dan Wolf, as well as all federal, state, county & municipal public office incumbents and…

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Ron Beaty says that all Massachusetts political candidates should sign Taxpayer Protection Pledge

WEST BARNSTABLE, MA – January 16, 2012 – While continuing to research the process of obtaining a presidential pardon, and still essentially only contemplating a run for Barnstable County Commissioner later this year, Cape Cod citizen activist, Ron Beaty, Jr. declared today that he staunchly believes that all federal, state, county & municipal public office incumbents and candidates in Massachusetts…

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BEATY SAYS “NO” TO NEEDLESS CAPE COD REGIONAL GOVERNMENT EXPANSION & HIGHER COUNTY-WIDE TAXATION

     Ever since colonial times, counties have existed in conjunction with Massachusetts government.   Barnstable County was founded in the year 1685. Initially, counties had mainly judicial purposes; however, gradually more and more duties were assimilated, like management of the local prison system, control of specific medical care institutions, roadway maintenance, farming matters and recording of real estate deeds.…

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DiMasi: Sentence to the Maximum & Send a Clear Signal

( – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Outrageous, pathetic and sad is how one should describe the corruption for which the former Massachusetts’ House Speaker, Salvatore DiMasi, was convicted in June and will be sentenced for on September 8th.  Federal prosecutors have indicated that they would like DiMasi to be sentenced to 12 years and seven months in federal…

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CA Redistricting Proves that Citizens Can and Should Draw the Lines: MA Should Follow Suit

This week California’s Citizens Redistricting Commission proved yet again that the everyday citizen is more than capable of drawing fair and representative district maps. Over the past eight months, the citizen-based commission has worked tirelessly to construct district maps for Congress, the state Legislature, and the Board of Equalization that successfully balanced the pleas of participants in 35 public input…

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Preserving Communities of Interest: Massachusetts Congressional Map

(YES PLEASE!!! – promoted by Rob “EaBo Clipper” Eno) Massachusetts redistricting is well under way. The Legislative Committee on Redistricting has concluded its round of public hearings and is now scheduled to begin drawing maps over the next couple of months. In the spirit of Common Cause Massachusetts’s Redistricting Olympics, I thought that it was appropriate to produce some…

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