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The Native Hawaiian Constitution — for and by Native Hawaiians

| | Mar 4 2016 - 1:31am | Comments

As a participant of the February 2016 aha (Native Hawaiian Convention), it was a privilege to work with Hawaiians coming from a cross section of America and our Native Hawaiian community which included: (1) professors of law, ethnic and Hawaiian studies, economics, communication; (2) farmers/fishermen; (3) school teachers and principals; (4) lawyers; (5) cultural practitioners; (6) PhD candidates; (7) retired judges and military; (8) community organizers; (9) law students; (10) former/current senators/representatives; and (11) a physician. The youngest, 21, the oldest, 92. In my view, this diversity enabled us to create a constitution that truly represents our people.

  1. | Posted: Aug 6 2016 - 12:05am

    As a pilot, I’ve been to Japan many times and am proud to have flown some of the first relief flights after the Fukushima disaster. Last June, I went as a tourist with family and friends. I was content to let others determine our itinerary, except that I knew I wanted to visit Hiroshima. We arrived by train in the afternoon, then took a bus to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where the first atomic bomb exploded 600 meters above the Hiroshima Prefectural Industrial Promotion Hall, now known as the A-Bomb Dome. “Little Boy” was set to detonate at that altitude to maximize its destructive force. In less time than it’s taken to read these words, 140,000 souls were vaporized, incinerated or died other unimaginably horrifying deaths. The memorial, while serenely beautiful, is also educational. At the adjacent museum one can learn of a horror that’s impossible to comprehend, that threatens us all even more today.

  2. | Posted: Aug 5 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump began August 2, 2016, no doubt, determined to follow the advice of family and advisers to avoid fueling his own controversies and focus on Hillary Clinton’s manifold failures.

  3. | Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:05am

    It is not enough to succeed, Gore Vidal once said; others must fail. As presidential nominee Hillary Clinton enjoys a bump in her polls after the Democratic National Convention, she’s getting a boost from her Republican opponent Donald Trump’s epic fails.

  4. | Posted: Aug 4 2016 - 12:05am

    I’m writing in response to Mr. McClure’s letter to the editor on July 31 regarding Colorado’s experience with legalized marijuana. It must have been a shock for him to return to Denver after almost 30 years and find that the place had changed. My husband and I moved from Denver to Waikoloa Village 20 years ago but have been visiting almost every year since to see family and friends.

  5. | Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 8:06pm

    Anyone who occasionally reads a newspaper, turns on a TV or a radio has already been made aware of the hacked emails of the Democratic National Committee. I purposely say “made aware of” rather than “informed. It’s been all over the news but what is it that you know? Unless you’ve been paying above average attention, all you know is that the Russians hacked into the DNC emails, Donald Trump is happy, and Democrats are outraged at both the Russians and at Trump.

  6. | Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 12:05am

    Da kine wurd/turm/frayze uv da dey: Shaka, paht tree

  7. | Posted: Aug 2 2016 - 12:05am

    WASHINGTON — To gauge the opportunism and hypocrisy that define Donald Trump’s Republican Party, consider this: Imagine the scalding rhetoric that would have boiled from the likes of Newt Gingrich, that Metternich of many green rooms, if Hillary Clinton had offhandedly undermined the collective security architecture of U.S. foreign policy since NATO was created in 1949.

  8. | Posted: Aug 1 2016 - 12:05am

    Watching the Democrats’ smoothly staged, potently scripted convention last week, voters could easily think that Hillary Clinton has this election in the bag.

  9. | Posted: Jul 31 2016 - 12:05am

    In retrospect, it worked out much better than planned. Who’d have thought a pariah nation, run by an authoritarian who makes his political opponents disappear, could so easily hijack a great democracy? It didn’t take much. A talented nerd can bring down a minnow of a nation. But this level of political crime requires more refined mechanics — you need everyone to play their assigned roles.

  10. | Posted: Jul 30 2016 - 7:34pm

    I was born and raised in Colorado. I came to Hawaii when I was 20 years old. When I left Hawaii I knew where I was going to spend the rest of my life, but did not realize it would be 30 years before I could permanently return. My wife and I are now starting our 29th year in Hawaii.

  11. | Posted: Jul 30 2016 - 12:05am

    PHILADELPHIA — New York’s late Gov. Mario Cuomo used to say, “We campaign in poetry, we govern in prose.” That line’s been quoted quite a bit these days. We like to talk about things we miss — and poetry in politics is one of them.

  12. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 8:02pm

    Again the house of spin lives. Gail Rice says everything Trump loves to say, and she believes it. I can’t believe that she really believes what she is saying, without proof. First the gloom and doom speech about how Trump is picked on by liberals. I am glad she was happy with the convention where the gloom and doom crowd continues to spread lies.

  13. | Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    Two score and two years ago, we figured it was not just shocking — but an impeachable offense — when we heard the so-called smoking gun tape recording of our Republican president, Richard Nixon, planning to cover up the fact that his top advisors had hired burglars to break into the Democratic Party headquarters and bug the place to obtain damaging info in the 1972 presidential campaign.

  14. Posted: Jul 28 2016 - 12:05am

    There are heroes in Honokaa.

  15. | Posted: Jul 26 2016 - 12:05am

    Oh my goodness, reverend, I just read your letter to the editor July 24. A lot of people immigrated legally into the United States and changed their names, probably in your own family.