Letters for Friday, July 26, 2019

Let’s save the TMT

I wish to echo the sentiments expressed by Jim Jung and Dawn Fraser Kawahara in regard to the TMT project. What a loss it will be for the Big Island and the scientists and students if this project does not go forward. I understand that 80% of the Hawaiian people are in favor of the TMT and a poll conducted by the Star Advertiser in Honolulu revealed that the majority of citizens of Hawaii also support it.

It will be tragic if a vocal minority succeeds in ruining this opportunity for exploration of our solar system from the most ideal location on Earth. Perhaps all the TMT supporters should voice their opinion in the media.

Edie Moe, Koloa

Our house is burning

This is not the time to spend billions of dollars, endless construction hours or polluting carbon to peer into endless space!

Our house is burning! Mauna Kea is sacred! The Hawaiian Host Culture kupuna declare it is so. We must defer to their ancient wisdom, to everyone’s sanity, to the ‘aina and to the urgent task at hand to curb our collective carbon consumption!

That’s where the $1.4 billion would certainly be better spent!

Arius Hopman, Hanapepe

8 Comments
  1. James Kuroiwa, Jr. July 26, 2019 5:44 am Reply

    Edie, if TMT is not build and operated on Maunakea, the State of Hawaii and entire World will lose.


  2. Steve Martin July 26, 2019 8:09 am Reply

    I agree Edie.. Let’s not allow a few 1 in 7 to stop what they are doing. You are right the majority of Hawaiians and citizens are for the project. What a shame. It’s always the vocal few that want to start problems an excuse to continually hold their hands out to our society


  3. LMat July 26, 2019 9:03 am Reply

    The majority of people in Hawaii supports the TMT. Period. Once again, the vocal minority are the ones exercising their voices.
    If TMT is turned away because of these IDIOTS, it will be a sad, sad day for Hawaii and for HUMANITY.


  4. Kauaidoug July 26, 2019 10:53 am Reply

    If I double posted sorry but Mauna Kea served the ancient Hawaiians an now it is time to serve all of humanity. Stare into empty space. Galileo stared into empty space, then he made a telescope and look what happened.


  5. Kauaidoug July 27, 2019 7:08 am Reply

    I would encourage anyone with an opinion on the TMT to email the governor’s office and let him know there are lots of citizens who have an opinion but are not in the streets.


  6. rk669 July 27, 2019 7:38 am Reply

    Even the Moon is Sacred to Some! Time to get out of the Bubble! As in maybe get a Life?


  7. KImo July 29, 2019 11:17 am Reply

    Logic clearly dictates that the needs of the many (humanity) outweigh the needs of the few or the one. The few opposing the TMT should be ashamed of their behavior and their selfishness of not sharing the aina with everyone. Period.


  8. Rev Dr. Malama August 6, 2019 8:23 am Reply

    As the movement by the PROTECTORS on Mauna Kea goes on, the agenda is becoming perfectly clear…. housing and self government!
    I support the Prince Kuhio initiatives orginally created without blood quantum restrictions. Anything less than immediately putting Hawai’ian people back to Hawai’ian lands will be viewed as genocide and we will continue the resistance to bulldozing the homelands and erecting mass profiteering endeavours for foreign investors.


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