Don’t add moorings to Keauhou Bay
I want to share a story with you about Keauhou Bay and why the Department of Land and Natural Resources should stop actively trying to add additional moorings there.
I write this letters so William Aila, chairman of the DLNR wil wake up and also for others to start thinking about what adding additional moorings to the bay will mean.
Long ago, the waters in the bay were used to heal the body. It also served as a protected area where fish were plentiful and could feed many families. My tutu used Keauhou Bay for her health. She passed at the age of 119 years. My mom also used the bay for health. When I had a stroke in 1962, I was paralyzed on the right side of my body. It took me 13 years to heal to where my body was strong again and I could do the many things I did prior to my stoke. The waters of Keauhou Bay did this for me.
I hope the DLNR wakes up and sees that not only did my ohana benefit from these waters, but others have, too. This is one of the few places where people can still come and swim or paddle and be close to the waters. By adding additional moorings in addition to using the boat ramp, it becomes crowded and unsafe for those in a boat maneuvering around moored boats and for those swimming or paddling in the water trying to avoid moored and moving boats. This bay is for everyone — not a few people with a lot of money.
Lily Makuahine Namakaokaia Haanio Kong
Health insurance and the 6th Amendment
The solution for real, good health care in the U.S. is what all health care now forbids, that is, jury trials.
Every U.S. health insurance policy available via Obamacare or whatever means has an arbitration clause, which removes the Constitution’s 6th Amendment — the right to a jury trial.
The fact that Obamacare mandates that all U.S. citizens must waive and give up their right to a jury trial is clear, outright, in-your-face, criminal, hangable treason.
Instead, we must dump arbitration and mandate that all health insurance must be subject to jury trial in compliance with the Bill of Rights; and then, all will be well.
Juries of the people are way better than 3,000 pages of law and 15,000 pages of rules, any day.