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• Get Planned Parenthood out of schools • Neighbors • Help for Koloa Camp • Deadly intersection
Get Planned Parenthood out of schools
It was brought to my attention today that a student at Kaua‘i High School was handing out pamphlets for Planned Parenthood to fellow students. Isn’t that solicitation? If so, are we to allow cell phone companies or fast food chains to use our children to solicit their services? Planned Parenthood offers services including contraception, STD testing, HPV vaccines and the “abortion pill.” I find it very disturbing that Planned Parenthood is luring the youth away from their families when it is the family, specifically the parents, that should deal with these critical issues of life and death.
Planned Parenthood deceives young people into thinking that sex is safe outside of marriage when the statistics clearly show the contrary. They lead young people into thinking it’s old-fashioned to wait for marriage when it’s been done around the world for centuries and is still done in many parts of the world. Planned Parenthood encourages children to become sexually active in order to justify their existence and to create job security. These same children will soon need to return to their clinic to be treated for STDs and to have abortions.
Where is Planned Parenthood when these kids are suffering because they are too young to deal with the physical and emotional ramifications of teen sex? A rubber may or may not protect them from an STD, but it will never protect their hearts from being broken.
Janet Eisenbach, Hanalei
What ever happened to the days when a neighbor could just knock on your door? Friday night I threw one of my best girlfriends a bachelorette party with about 14 ladies at my house in Wailua Homesteads. From 6:30 to 9 p.m. we hung out on my back patio, ate pupus, had cocktails and played games. At that time, about half the ladies left. From 9 to 10:50 p.m. we moved into the house for some karaoke. I’ll admit it was loud — we had a full sound system with great, not so bad and not so good singing. At 10:50, a police officer showed up at my house shining his flashlight and made us shut it down. He did not ask us to turn down the music, but just shut it down.
What? It’s only 10:50. I’m pretty sure I’ve had to withstand noise from a few neighbors before. I am upset that whoever called the cops on me couldn’t just knock on my door and ask me to turn the music down, which I would have been glad to do.
So to all my neighbors on Ohelo Road, except the people who have been here forever, next time you have a problem with me just come to the door before calling authorities. We could have resolved the issue without putting my name and address on record for no reason, and without shutting down a perfectly awesome party. So again: what happened to the day when a neighbor could talk to you face-to-face?
Raychel Brandenburg, Kapa‘a
Help for Koloa Camp
The reason for this letter is an effort to help the people of Koloa Camp, who are being forced out of their homes for a reason not close to as important to the sentimental meaning each of their homes has to them. Many of these families have lived in Koloa Camp for so many years, it would be ridiculous to evict them from the place they have known to be their own. Every person knows what it’s like to either have a home or somewhere to go to; why take away the only part of a person’s life that makes it easier to live? A house for their family’s protection, for their children to be able to live somewhere when they have passed, for future generations to have something or somewhere to go. It’s ridiculous that Grove Farm has even considered evicting people out of their homes in order to build 50 new two- to three- bedroom houses. I am 16 I have been evicted, and left out on the street for family to take us in. To have to move so quickly is such a burden that I wouldn’t wish this upon anyone. Please, with all the wrongs already done to many citizens of Hawai‘i, allow these people the safety of their homes and a place for their families.
Kalei Mahuiki Denson, Kapa‘a
There have been at least three major accidents over the past six years at the intersection of Kapaka Street and Kuhio Highway. Tuesday’s accident took a woman’s life. Living on Kapaka Street myself, I know how dangerous it can be to turn mauka onto Kapaka when heading north. The need for a turn lane at this intersection is very clear. Losing one life is one too many. My heart goes out to the loved ones of woman who was killed yesterday. I hope that the County will do something about this before another needless accident occurs.
Petrina Blakely, Princeville
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