Letters to the editor: 01-21-18

Hawaii ain’t all bad

Alan Parfinovics claims liberals should look in the mirror as if it’s all their fault, when he says that Hawaii has an “absolutely worthless alarm system” and that the county is “Still on water restriction after a year” and “Hawaii ranks pretty much dead last when rated with other states’ infrastructure, education, and business friendliness.” Also, because of a lack of good jobs, he writes “that makes Hawaii the state that is first on people moving out of.”

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1. Hawaii has an alarm system which has helped save lives in times of big surf, or tsunamis. So it ain’t worthless.

2. Water restrictions have been lifted, at least in some areas. Hawaii is 48th in infrastructure. Hawaii ranks 43 in terms of education, and third from the bottom in terms of business friendliness, beating out Maine, and Rhode Island.

3. According to Wikipedia, Hawaii ranks 22nd in terms of population rise of around 4.9 percent compared to the 50 states for the last 10 years, so it is not the state that is “first on people moving out of.”

What is true is that it doesn’t help much to complain about the state, or county without offering constructive remedies on resolving all the many problems we do have here. So, instead of spreading disinformation or, dare I say it, “fake news,” I suggest why not help make it better, or at least stop with the humbug?

Carl Merner

Holualoa

Kauai’s missile will save us

Finally, a positive step to protect Hawaii from the deranged Korean dictator who is trying to hurt America!

As I said before if a nuclear missile hits Hawaii, there is no sensible defense we can take as the nuclear fallout alone would contaminate everything. A counter measure of having a missile to destroy incoming bombs seems to be the only smart solution.

Colleen Miyose-Wallis

Kona

Don’t force immigration down our throats

I have come to the conclusion that one of the things that the American people are concerned about in the immigration brouhaha that is going on, is that they are facilitating the desires of men who live in Third World countries (these are countries where many people live below the poverty level, where the rest of the world has to help with food and the medical bills and women have almost no rights as to whom they marry and where in many cases, the men are extremely macho) to have careless, heedless, imprudent, incautious, injudicious, unwise, reckless, self-indulgent sex.

The results of these male indulgences are millions of children. I do not think that the American people are responsible for this behavior. It is the problem of their respective countries if the men are not able to control their wanton behavior and have many, many more children than they are able to care for.

If Americans have our hearts wrenched by these poor children, I encourage them to look at the list of murdered children in Chicago. There was a picture of a 7-year-old girl with pigtails, leaning her head against her mothers, that I will never get out of my mind or heart. There, in the first couple of months of last year, three infants — infants, do you hear that? — were shot. Two of them died.

Who or what is helping our people, our American people? There is much misery in the Deep South. Paul Theroux wrote a detailed book about the people who live there and the lengths that people who work at helping them will go to patch a hole in the kitchen roof or floor and provide them with food.

I do not know what the purpose is of the people who are trying to ram down our throats the poor of the world, or the purpose of the people who are trying to convince Americans that they are bad people and must destroy our country to make up for it. The American people are the most generous people in the world but they are being urged to participate in destroying The United States of America because they say that we do not do enough.

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Sandra Gray

North Kohala