Letters for Saturday, October 6, 2018

Women must keep standing strong

Here’s to strong women.

May we know them.

May we be them.

May we raise them.

Thank you, Mazie and Diane. Keep up the good work. You have the majority of American women with you.

It takes great courage to talk back to the Republican religious right patriarchs.

“Toxic femininity?” Good grief. I thought that went out with Exodus 22:18.

Bettejo Dux, Kalaheo

Constitutional convention unnecessary

As someone who was raised in Kauai, I have watched as storms have battered and devastated communities in the North Shore and our neighbor islands in Maui and the Big Island.

How many tens of millions of dollars will be needed before our communities are rebuilt? And will our government, pressed by urgent needs, have the money to fund these recovery efforts for our neighbor islands?

I don’t know. But what I do know is that we can save up to $55 million by avoiding an expensive and unnecessary constitutional convention.

I am tired of hearing about the theoretical benefits that these millions of dollars will supposedly go to and would ask instead that we fund efforts that immediately benefit our storm-battered communities.

Patrick Tran, Kilauea

  1. Charlie Chimknee October 6, 2018 7:37 am Reply

    Elect Patrick Tran for Governor…

  2. numilalocal October 6, 2018 12:59 pm Reply

    This bill reminds me of another bill that the legislature actually passed a couple years ago. It had no content. They said they’d fill it in after it passed. Go figure? SMH.

  3. Jose Bulatao, Jr. October 6, 2018 1:48 pm Reply

    The best and most effective way to “improve governmental processes and procedures is for each citizen to be active participants engaged and involved in the affairs of government at all levels. “Knowledge is power,” and if we are informed and concerned, our public officials would have to be more accountable in what they do and how they do it.

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