Letters for March 4, 2016

• Together, we can take care of paradise • Hillary will finish off Donald

Together, we can take care of paradise

Let’s get our priorities straight and clearly understood: 1) It is our shared responsibility to “malama aina.” Yep, as residents and visitors, we need to know how to protect and preserve the environmental integrity of our precious finite resources — our air, water, and precious land. 2) Being on an island, there are limits to the carrying capacities and the extent to which we have these resources to share and distribute among ourselves.

So, there must be careful decisions made as to the way we access and use what we have in terms of demands, needs, and anticipated future requirements.

That being said, let’s be collaborative in the ways we need to plan and work together with respect and understanding in why we need to be fair and cautious in making decisions about the ways we can protect and preserve what we have for generations to come.

We’re in this island (which is like being on a “canoe”) together, and it would be to our advantage to establish clarity, transparency, and accountability in what we do and how we go about maintaining a “pono” lifestyle to enable all of us to enjoy what is mutually ours to manage.

We all can’t go on our merry, separate ways without realizing the need for collaborative efforts in what we do to take care of this place responsibly! That’s the price of being able to live in paradise!

Jose Bulatao, Jr., Kekaha

Hillary will finish off Donald

Everyone acknowledges now that the presidential nominees have been picked — right?

I can’t wait until the conventions are over and the general election run starts and it is Hillary vs. Donald on the debate stage. Hillary will dance around the python Donald like a mongoose, letting him expel flatulence and expose his total ignorance on all subjects for a while, and then dart in and snap his neck. It should be the greatest show ever on TV.

Craig Callaway, Portland, Oregon

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