Hawaii doesn’t need con con given political climate

Your publication recently editorialized that a constitutional convention would “put power back into the hands of voters” and “sidesteps political gamesmanship.” If only. You make no mention of the enormous power of dark money that has so infected our democracy.

Vote yes, keiki deserve our support

I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Donovan’s recent letter to the West Hawaii Today Sept. 28. The only statement I agree with is Mr. Donovan’s opening line: “The most important issue on this year’s ballot is a proposed amendment to the state Constitution, giving the state of Hawaii rights to collect real estate taxes …” From there our opinions diverge widely.

Mazie Hirono’s poor representation of Hawaii

Mazie, I’ve watched you in your outspoken “fascist (look up the definition) resistance” rhetoric, which is much more than disappointing. Along with people like former attorney Gen Chun, you appear not have a clue about what it means to be a responsible part of a constitutional republic, constitutionally driven by the rule of law and the underpinning values of truth and justice. You appear happy to scoop up as many of the benefits the Unites States can offer while undermining the principles of one nation under God, indivisible with liberty and justice for all. You are working fervently and diligently for the destruction of our republic and need to be called out for it. Hawaii’s leadership and representation must be better.

Education tax amendment lacks transparency

Hawaii’s teachers and keiki deserve adequate funding, just as Hawaii’s voters deserve transparency from government officials. Unfortunately, a proposed constitutional amendment facing voters in November falls short on both those fronts.