Letters for Wednesday, February 24, 2021
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George, most people’s Covid positions are influenced by their economic class. Working class needs tourism to live on Kauai. The Financially Privileged class doesn’t. The FP’s are not necessarily wealthy, but are just able to get by financially until Covid fades away. Most FPs would rather tourists don’t ever return and find tourists annoying.
I to would like to see the plan of how we are to diversify Kauai’s economy. Until then, unless we want to purge our current residents in the tourism economy, we’d better embrace tourism.
Nobody cares about Simpleton DC and the bloated mental midgets like Mazie Hirono, and human hologram Shatz, who infest it at the expense of OUR federal tax dollars. We are just glad they never show up on Kauai. You need to go back to DC 100% too since nobody cares about your cause except overweight old geezers from the mainland who are too lazy to turn the toxic cable news off.
Why not let the 700,000 people vote as part of the state of Maryland?
Why not Montana or Alaska then? Because they don’t reside there and are not citizens of those states, just like they are not citizens of Maryland or New York. They reside in D.C. Alaska became a state as did Hawaii. Why not D.C?
Thank you Kara for a great response to miss Princeville. Kathy is so dizzy with logic fatigue that she’s forgotten how to think beyond her own convenience. I’ll go with the Constitution as written by individuals with a mountain more experience, common sense, and intelligence to call upon!
This is a good time to remember that the Constitution “as written by individuals with a mountain more experience, common sense, and intelligence” did not allow women or black people to vote. That came with the Amendments. Those same Founders were deeply concerned about “Taxation without Representation”, a situation currently experienced by the @ 700,000 residents of Washington, D. C. When we pick and choose only the parts of history that fit our personal beliefs, we descend into tribal “truthiness” and move farther away from past and present reality.
Of course, those with the lack of common sense and other maladies described above can not possibly realize that the Constitution said nothing about race, other than the Founding Fathers said “ALL MEN (AND WOMEN) ARE CREATED EQUAL”! As far as voting, the living of life and survival during their day was controlled by men who were dying at massive rates due to the dangers, wars and calamities as they struggled to protect their families from harm. Yes, it was men who made up everything and every leadership position in the Government. They were the primary protectors and caretakers of all others, including blacks who were non citizens at the time. It’s a very small person who thinks they can go back in time and second guess the decisions that started and created the greatest “Empire” in the history of mankind. D.C. being set apart as the hub of Government separated from the States of the Union is a Constitutional fact. Nothing to do with the “politically correct” dolts who are coming out of the woodwork and proclaiming their selfish “rights” ad nauseum. But then, some of us are just that full of themselves!
DC statehood is a silly discussion. The only reason for someone in Hawaii to want statehood for DC is to advance the left-wing agenda. A constitutional amendment requires the approval of 38 states. Most of the 50 states are controlled by Republicans. You might as well be talking about Ethiopia being the next state.
Interestingly, I read that the last two states were only added because one was expected to be Republican and one Democrat. For this reason, they could get enough states to approve it. But, they predicted it backwards. That is, they thought Hawaii would be Republican and Alaska would be Democrat.
Everyone should take a breathe and make sure they understand what the residents of DC have as voting rights. The answer may surprise some of you.
If the DC and PR thing go through you will then soon see several Texas’s, Alaska’s Wyoming, Montana’s etc..as well.
It is embarrassing that the highest poverty rates exist in our territories, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, U.S. Virgin Islands Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. All, including the District of Columbia, have delegates in the House of Representatives. Giving the District of Columbia statehood is purely political and aimed and changing the balance of power in the senate. Our founding fathers had it right.
Being able to vote and have electoral votes is not the same thing as having representation in the legislative branch.