In approximately two weeks, the first round of absentee ballots will be mailed out for the general election.
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 powerof dark money that has so infected our democracy.
I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting a KKCR “Out Of The Box” radio show that featured a discussion among four candidates for Kauai County Council. I was genuinely impressed by each and every one of these individuals and found myself at the end of the show, hoping that each will be elected on Nov. 6.
Last December, a story and photos of peace poles on Kauai caught my eye and interest (thegardenisland.com, Dec. 6, 2017, “Health and Fitness”). I didn’t recognize the byline, but the subject and images captured my imagination.
In the annals of bait-and-switch swindles, a proposed Hawaii constitutional amendment to tax “investment real property” and use the revenue “to support public education” stands out not for its brazenness as much as for the obvious hope that voters won’t bother to read or think about it.
While the adults who are not in the room play “whack the mole” and “starve the beast’, those adults who are in the room (teachers) and the young people whose future is at stake (students), pay the price.
We need to stop the huge division of our country into red and blue. Our nation’s future is not a competition between the winning Super Bowl teams, red against blue. We are forging a path to a future that will benefit all generations, with no one left out.