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• Moral issues
• Kalapa column
I have heard it said that the national elections were won on moral issues more than anything else, and while I am still trying to digest this, I do have some thoughts to share.
I have thought of myself as a liberal minded independent for most of my adult life, but nowadays I will proudly declare myself a Michael Moore Democrat.
Does this make me immoral? Let’s see. I believe that a woman’s right to choose is exactly that. Her right and it’s between her, her doctor and her faith.
If you don’t believe in abortion, don’t have one. I believe that there needs to be more love and understanding in this world, not less, and if a man wants to marry a man, or a woman wants to marry a woman it poses no threat to my happy marriage at all.
I believe that a global test should be used before the civilians of a sovereign country are attacked regardless of what our leaders may or may not think their leaders are plotting. Should we bomb Missouri to prevent them from raising another Timothy McVeigh?
I believe our young men and women in the armed forces should be sent into harm’s way as a last resort, not as a means to justify the ends. I believe that using religion to stifle scientific research is reminiscent of the European Dark Ages as well as our own Salem witch trials.
I believe that giant bumbling corporations do not care for the individual and we should stop treating them as if they do. I believe that this election was rigged, I just don’t know how to prove it.
Oh no, Mr. Kalapa, you did it again! Any suggestion of the Ohana Tax Amendment becoming law is victimized by the only approach you have envisioned as to remedying a $1.5 million deficit, namely, raising the property tax on businesses.
Please allow for other options such as equitable assessments of property at fair market value; a fee on rubbish pickup; increased fees on real estate developers for traffic impact, roads and parks; increased taxes on non-resident condominiums and time shares and vacation rentals to name a few. You have consistently discriminated against the Ohana Tax Amendment for reasons that are not evident. No where in your writings have you criticized the County Circuit Breaker or the tax cap of 6, both with a significant tax impact.
Enough! Your comments are like a CD on replay. It is time to change your tune!
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