To the Editor:

A recent sent a letter to Assemblyman Cresent Hardy (R-Dist.19) who’s running for the GOP nomination for the 4th Congressional District. Please share as much of it as you can with your readers.

“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 but then your history shows you only supported your own special interest group and those who had some anti-government rant.  You never accomplished one thing in the Legislature for Mesquite.

I put my life on the line many times in the military (unlike you) and as a law enforcement officer and supervisor for over 30 years.  For you to condemn the law enforcement action forced on the BLM by 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 Bundys 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.

If you want to only represent one slice of our society, just man up and say so. You, sir, have lost my vote.

John Taylor