Dear Mr. Hardy,
I read in the local paper of your appearance at the Bundy rally and your statements condemning the federal government, state government and local government. You state the Bundy fiasco is about rights and freedoms but your anti-government stance tells the real truth.
Bundy’s rights do not trump everyone else’s rights. If it really was about rights and freedoms, I would be the first one standing beside him. But it is not and you know it. Bundy broke the law and has to pay up. It is NOT about rights and freedoms but about a law breaker like any other thief who steals from the rest of us.
But this is not about Bundy, it is about you. As a legislator, you had my vote all along but then your history shows you only supported your own special interest group and those who had some anti-government rant. You never did one thing in the legislature for Mesquite. In fact, your overcharging for land sold to the water district, quite frankly, makes me question your honesty.
I put my life on the line many times in the military (unlike you) and as a law enforcement officer and supervisor for over thirty years. For you to condemn the law enforcement action forced on the BLM because of your support for the deranged and preposterous antics of one of your anti-government co-conspirators reveals your contempt for all of the rest of us. Throughout my career, I have had to face off in many dangerous situations with the Bundy’s of the world and it is always the same, just another liar, cheat, lawbreaker or demented person claiming it’s about his rights and freedoms that he wants to have for himself but take away from all the rest of us.
Mr. Hardy, you sir, are disingenuous, underhanded and your record as a legislator is a fraud. For you to condemn the men and women thrust into this drama is cowardly. Those people out there doing this roundup are just doing their jobs. They got an assignment from their superiors and are doing their job. You, Mr. Hardy, are the government, you-the legislator, you-the assemblyman, you-the politician are the government. The problem isn’t “that other government”, the problem is you. If you want to only represent one slice of our society, just man up and say so. You, sir, have lost my vote.