People must be free to practice their faith
The Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai renounces the recent violence against our Jewish sisters and brothers attacked in Pittsburgh. We hope people can freely practice their religion without fear of violent reprisals, or any type of repression. The Interfaith Roundtable advocates diversity and understanding, so we may create a community of compassion.
Our next monthly gathering will begin with a special prayer for the families and victims of the recent tragedy. We meet at noon on the last Friday of the month at the Center for Spiritual Living and all are welcome.
Members of the Jewish Community of Kauai and friends will come together Sunday at 5 p.m. at St. Michael and All Angels Episcopal Church in Lihue to commemorate the 11 lives gunned down at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. It will be an informal gathering to express our unity with the community of Pittsburgh and with the families of those slain. All are welcome.
Please join us and, if you like, share your thoughts and support. After we gather and sing and pray, we will hold our candles high in hope and love.
Dr. Hari Khalsa, Chairperson, Interfaith Roundtable of Kauai
Get to know Ron Curtis, then vote for him
Whenever I tell people that I’m trying to help this guy, Ron Curtis, get elected, they invariably go, “Who?” No one has ever heard of him.
It’s not surprising, in some respects. The guy has never run for office before. He is running his campaign on a shoestring. You haven’t seen any expensive “Vote for Ron” TV spots. He hasn’t mailed out glossy brochures to every mailbox in Hawaii. Maybe you have seen banners on the side of the road saying “Ron Curtis for U.S. Senate,” but I haven’t. It’s no wonder no one knows who he is.
On the other hand, it is extremely surprising that everybody doesn’t know who he is, since he is the only viable candidate running against Mazie Hirono.
Are Hawaii’s media outlets so entangled with Hawaii’s corrupt political machine that they suppress publicity of one candidate in order to favor another?
There has been no public debate between Hirono and Curtis, giving voters an opportunity to judge for themselves who might best fill Hawaii’s seat in the United States Senate.
Moreover, while local pollsters are happy to publish their findings for major races in the state, you will not find a single poll regarding this important senatorial contest.
So yes, it appears that Hawaii has its own little “deep state” that involves cooperation between the established political bureaucracy and local media.
For the time being, Curtis relies on his website, which is comprehensive overview of his world view, his goals, his philosophy.
Six years is a long time to commit a person to such an important post as United States senator. People of Hawaii have demonstrated, in the past, that they make wise choices between candidates, even if it means crossing party lines. Though, how can they make a wise choice when they don’t know what the choices are?
Richard Morse, Kilauea