Hold acquit voters accountable
I think a vote to acquit is a vote for civil war.
Have you ever ask yourself, why the 6th?
Why was the protest moved to the 6th?
What could Trump possibly hope to accomplish by calling all these people to DC on the 6th?
Does anyone really believe that he called them all there on this particular day to stand outside the capital building and peacefully protest?
How would a peaceful protest accomplish anything meaningful?
How might that “stop the steal?”
It wouldn’t. It never could. So there was only one reason for the 6th.
And Trump set that date with that reason in mind: Keep him in office with a lie. Throw everyone else’s votes away.
It was his lie that was the gasoline. His incendiary words were the big lie, told over and over and over.
This trial is NOT about Donald. Rather, it is about IF a president can tell lies this big to try and steal an election.
So to my friends the Republicans, and I do mean my friends: I do not believe you are so stupid, to swallow this big a lie.
So, yes, if you vote to acquit, you will be on the wrong side of the police, and you will be on the wrong side of the majority.
And I will hold you personally responsible for starting this civil war.
I will stand tall today. I will not tolerate having my vote trampled on. Please consider this carefully.
Howard Johnson, Kapa‘a
No statehood for Washington DC
51st state? Why on earth would a tiny city of about 700,000 be allowed to be a state? Would they be allowed two senators like Hawai‘i?
The Constitution says Washington DC is a federal jurisdiction and cannot become a state. Washington DC has too much power now! Adding statehood will give them more.
Why are our own Senators Hirono and Schatz in favor of this? Don’t we have enough problems at home to be wasting time giving DC more power?
Marianne Martin, Lihu‘e