Letters for Jan. 3, 2015

• Schatz is a rising star • Not the biggest fan of Kauai right now

Schatz is a rising star

Every government should make a New Year’s resolution to end the practice of governing by fear. This was the hope that Brian Schatz had in 2006, when he saw a star in the rising and became one of Obama’s earliest supporters. Schatz had hope that one day our country would stop living in fear.

After being named to the Senate Committee on Appropriations, we may be witnessing a new rising star.

Sen. Schatz will be on the committee that decides on funding levels for government departments, agencies and organizations. This is the same committee that has nearly bankrupted our country by spending more than we can afford. Hopefully, Sen. Schatz will be a fiscally responsible voice on our future spending, because it’s going to take a long time to pay back $18 trillion and counting. Cheers to a New Year and all of our resolutions!

Alex Haller

Haiku

Not the biggest fan of Kauai right now

Kauai sucks!

We have seen Kauai in the golden years, and we’re now in the greenback era. It’s all about money. Thank God for the beautiful natural (clean?) air, water, land and trees. But with big ag polluting our island with chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, we are reaping what they are sowing: disease.

Everyone we talk to on the Westside from Hanapepe to Polihale has a health issue, burning eyes, headaches, stuffy sinuses, cancer, Parkinson’s, diabetes, autism, birth defects and so on.

Our health, or the lack of it, is being poisoned by the toxic chemicals sprayed by the corn companies. Three bee and honey companies have gone belly up on the Westside after pesticides weakened and killed many honey bees. All facts verified by American Bee Journal, Be Culture, American Honey Producers and the universities of Southern California and Illinois.

We are moving away from the polluted Westside.

Kawika Moke

Kekaha

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