Ron Beaty to seek federal pardon for threats against President

Barnstable candidate asks forgiveness
Mailed death threats in separate letters sent in June 1990
to President Bush, Sen. Kennedy and State Sen. Lois Pines

It seems a bit “ironic” that County Commissioner Bill Doherty should advise and encourage a man with “my background” to run for election next year for one of the Barnstable County Commissioner seats. 

After all, a little over 20 years ago (1991) I was arrested, convicted and sentenced by federal authorities for threatening various elected public officials, including the President of the United States. I will have to reflect long and hard about Bill Doherty's proposal.

I shall seek advice, feedback and counsel from family, friends, and the public at large before any firm decision can be made. 

Perhaps after twenty years, it is also about time that I finally ask for formal "forgiveness" from the federal government as well. With that in mind, I will be seeking a Presidential pardon from President Barack Obama relative to the previously mentioned legal issues…

Ron Beaty
West Barnstable

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