Public Statement by County Commissioner Ron Beaty (published verbatim):
Yet another local news media manufactured controversy has apparently arisen about a recent poll question I posted to my personal social media account in which I asked: “Would a ‘Civil War’ be preferable to allowing radical socialists to take over American society and the United States government?”
As I have stated in the past, in this country, we have something called the United States Constitution, which includes our First Amendment Right to Freedom of Speech.
I happen to be an elected public official who frequently asks questions, and chooses to exercise that God-given Right from time to time.
Moreover, in speaking my mind, I am not politically correct and hope others will speak their minds in an equally candid fashion as well.
Since I have done nothing wrong, then I have absolutely nothing to apologize for, and most assuredly will not consider resigning from my position as Barnstable County Commissioner.
Unlike a majority of elected public officials in Massachusetts, I am no “rubber stamp politician” for the various special interest groups who control them.
I am a candid and transparent individual who works for the voters, taxpayers and citizens of Cape Cod and Barnstable County!
All too often, that is what the political rubber stamps and their masters do not like about me.
Finally, in this year of 2020, it should be acknowledged that I am up for reelection as a Republican candidate for Barnstable County Commissioner.
With that said, I respectfully ask for the continued support of the voters, taxpayers and citizens of Cape Cod and Massachusetts with this endeavor!