Letters for Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017

• State should listen to residents • Beware move from free speech to fascism

State should listen to residents

I so appreciate those Kauaians who step out from their comfort zone “box” to keep our island presentable and to “enhance the visitor (not tenants’) experiences.”

After several TGI letters, finally a poor excuse for a “meeting,” and hearing yet another pitiful excuse apology for the DOFA (DLNR) (styate Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife) Keahua first crossing “loop road” bridge, Ms. Mann (of DLNR DOFAW) added “that by law, they are not required to have community meeting” dialogue, such as this meeting held at Kapaa Middle School with about 30 attendees.

“Second and third bridge crossings are being talked about,” with no plans. These meetings are a charade and by testimony and questioning of others, it was clear that Ms. Mann was not a good rep to be speaking about things she can’t possibly know, not to mention a Honolulu contractor got the bid.

Overall plan, I’m visualizing, is also logging. Reopen the “loop” to allow logging on haul cane roads that go straight from Wailuauka to Maluhia Road Kahili Mountain burner, Green Energy, whose supervisor Michael Mann, coordinates tree harvesting of the islands’ invasive trees to energy, which then includes KIUC, who by the way has a $10K reward for vandals who blew out concrete portions in an effort to restore the natural.

The abuse with continued years of 100 percent water diversion is criminal at best, not vandals. Its current flows to a now polluted Kapaia Valley stream where we used to catch prawns.

The Keahua Bridge is moving along no matter what the commoners say. This is a lot like Ahukini being off limits “indefinitely” for bogus reasons, yet they jump when its to “enhance the visitor experience.”

There is too much going on and garbage island along the highway and byways is unbelievable. Always a Third World nation with U.S. infrastructure. Money, corporate and nonprofits keep us dependent on the federal, which truth be known, we are not, although America would love to prove us wrong. I reference a January, “No Annexation” publishing per Williamson Chang,UH professor. The link from that guest column can be found on my FB.

Debra Kekaualua, Wailua

Beware move from free speech to fascism

A warning!

The demonstration at UC Berkley against the appearance of Milo Yiannopoulus to speak on that campus gives fair warning of events to come.

The liberal left, in its enthusiasm to choke off free speech by demonstration and destruction, will give rise to a more evil spectre. They will foster and give rise to the fascism that they have portrayed to fear from the present administration.

It is not the right to fear, but the progressives in our society who mask themselves and act to replace our democracy with their fascistic actions.

Monroe Richman, M.D., Koloa

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