LETTER TO THE EDITOR
In the recent Cape Cod Times article about Mr. Beaty's opponent's supporting a recall provision, there are some choice comments that really need to be addressed.
First, this is not a liberal/conservative issue, this is a decency within local government issue. If this were a party issue you would see Will Crocker, Tim Whelan, Randy Hunt, et al, being opposed simply because of party affiliation. However, since they are able to conduct themselves with a modicum of decorum in their elected offices there is no need for that, nor would it be appropriate.
Commenters also bring up Mr. Beaty's freedom of speech. I would challenge anyone to illustrate exactly how Mr. Beaty's freedom of speech has been infringed upon. He's been exercising that right for some time, with vigor.
If Mr. Beaty would like to embrace working together across the aisle with people he may not agree with all of the time, and maybe even look people in the eye when he's being addressed or when he is addressing people, then he might get somewhere without so much resistance. Any politician, at virtually any level, understands (or should understand) the importance of being able to work together and come together despite differences on issues to resolve the problems that any constituency may face.
As far as the (now deleted) comment by Mr. Lange referencing my weight, not only do I feel pointing out that that irony is unnecessary, but I'm comfortable with myself in my own body to not need validation from those who can't even comment on the issues being raised.
Meaghan Mort, LPN