Letters for Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017

• Something for everyone • Real aloha is about human rights • Well done for surfer, golfer

Something for everyone

Kipuka is enjoying watching the Trump “implosion” (Letters, 8/6). For me, I am thankful that Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court. It is good to have a new justice who respects the Constitution.

I am also thankful for the stock market boom. The stock market has risen at an annualized rate of 22 percent since the day before the election. Half of Americans are invested in the stock market. The other half will have more job opportunities as the stock market rises. Many people will go ahead and hire someone to remodel their homes when they see their portfolios rising. Tax revenues will also rise with the stock market, reducing the deficit.

Thanks to 46 Democrat senators and a few Republicans, Obamacare is still the financial mess that many knew it would be. Health insurance costs are soaring. In many areas, health insurance is no longer available.

Like the Obamacare example, we still have problems from the last presidency. However, there seems to be something for everyone to enjoy in this new presidency.

Liberals like Kipuka can enjoy watching the media show. Conservatives can enjoy the return to the Constitution and the booming economy.

Mark Beeksma, Koloa

Real aloha is about human rights

Under the colonial dictatorship of Donald Trump the evils of poverty, inequality and discrimination have grown. Capitalism isthe problem, and the U.S. military presence makes us a target.

Hawaii should become an independent, eco-socialist nation based on feminist and anti-racist principles, with a nationalizedtourism industry, collective farms, universal health care, free college and the Hawaiian language.

Real aloha means socialism and human rights.

The Rev. Dr. Eric Hafner, Mountain View, Hawaii

Well done for surfer, golfer

Congratulations, Bethany! (and The Garden Island for reporting that Hamilton was inducted into the Surfers’ Hall of Fame onFriday in Huntington Beach, California). And Michelle Wie (tied for third in Women’s British Open)!

Keith Fujimoto, Lihue


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