Without Hawaiians, there is no Hawaii
It seems to this Hawaiian they will never leave us alone.
Everything that is dear to my people is either stolen, sold, exploited on the world stage by non-Hawaiians. Examples, fishing access, hunting access, water rights, Salt Pond land rights, titles, our schools under attack.
I view all these attacks as racism in its pure form. You wonder why lots of local people don’t care for foreigners? Examples above.
Now, you might understand if you have a soul. It should be against the law to have non-citizen investment in my island home. It creates loss of native people’s lands, homes, rights.
Now, not all visitors are bad. Some are very good, who respect our way of life. But the ones who don’t should not come. We as a people also should not vote for any party that has abused our lands, water rights, etc., for the past 80 years.
Final thoughts. Without Hawaiian there’s no Hawaii. Without Hawaiians there’s no life on our lands.
If you think I have no seen foreign countries, I have. Many. And never once told them to change their ways or culture or tried to steal their lands.
To all my friends, this Hawaiian by blood is still standing.
Kawika David Cutcher, Anahola
Mickens was sincere, consistent
I admired and respected Glenn Mickens for his candor, conscientiousness, and integrity in the way he expressed his viewpoints about the way he saw things — right or wrong — with respect to the effectiveness of governmental management and procedures!
He called it with eloquence and sincere concern with consistency.
Jose Bulatao Jr., Kekaha