We must prioritize the growth of the Republican Party of Hawai'i nei. We cannot remain the small irrelevant party that we have been in the past and continue to be at present.
The growth of this party must be priority #1.
That growth will come from the thousands of discouraged and disenfranchised voters and unregistered potential voters and potential party members.
Priority #2 must be to identify, fund and support republican candidates so that every seat in the house and senate is challenged in the 2022 election cycle.
Call me anytime 24/7 if you would like to talk story about these or any other issues. Aloha nui.
DHHL and OHA- I would reduce the monies given to OHA and DHHL by 50%, and I would deliver those monies directly to Kanaka Maoli, to whom the monies belong through a quarterly dividend process.
The biggest issue facing the state of hawaii is the failure to deliver on the Hawaiian Homestead Commision Act (HHCA). Our state motto is Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono , "the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness ". No righteousness can be perpetuated in the life of the land if the original inhabitants of the land, are not treated righteously in regards to their land.
Prince Jonah Kuhio 100 years ago established the HHCA. This act guaranteed that the Kanaka Maoli would be put on the land. 61 years ago the state of Hawaii in the statehood act assumed the promise and the solemn responsibility of putting the kanaka on his land.
Today there are 28,000 kanaka on the DHHL waitlist, waiting for this promise to be fulfilled. There are thousands of other qualified Kanaka that have not bothered to put their name on the list for what is their birthright because they know the promise will not be kept. Thousands more have died waiting on the list.
There is a simple solution that doesn't require federal involvement that can be done overnight, either by executive order or legislative action. Establish a property tax exempt status for Kanaka Maoli that are on the DHHL waitlist and already own fee simple homes. The status is already in place for churches, and other non profit organizations.
If DHHL ever delivers on the promise that they are responsible for carrying out, which they never will, these Kanaka owned properties may return to the tax roll. Until this Hewa is made pono, Hawaii will always fall short of what she could be.
Eliminate the single School Board system we have. It is top heavy and ineffective, ruling over all schools on all the islands. School boards need to be locally filled. We need to be able to voice our concerns to someone that lives in the community and understands the unique issues of each community.
Did you know:
The Board of Education hires the superintendent as the chief executive officer of the public school system. The superintendent appoints a deputy superintendent and six assistant superintendents to oversee the departments. The superintendent also appoints 15 complex area superintendents.
1 Superintendent $240K
1 ea deputy superintendent —average $170K
15 ea complex area superintendents average $153K = 2,295,000
7 ea assistant superintendents Average $160K= $1,120,000
Total $3,825,000 for 24 people
Doesn’t include office clerks, operating costs
I would propose a reorganization:
13 Superintendent, one for each moku on all the islands @ $170K ea $2,210,000 – already saved min $1.6M. The highest compensated principals in Hawaii can command a salary ranging from $133K to $189K
Teacher's salaries are not adequate to recruit and keep new teachers. When we cut some of the top heavy administration , we can reallocate those funds back to the teachers and their classroom supplies.
Woeful inequality with the funding of Public Charter Schools. These schools are an important piece of Hawaii's education system and provide an alternative to the western-valued classroom setting, providing our keiki different alternative learning opportunities. Public Charter schools are the leaders in developing Olelo Hawaii speakers so the native language of the Hawaii Islands is not lost forever.
Vocational Education. Not every student is going to the 2 or 4 year college to get a degree. Many students can begin their vocational journey while still in high school getting a jump start on a career path that can give direction, and will help them be successful in life. Let's get the private sector involved and be a partner to train and give students the hands-on training and experience they need.
Did you know that other than the county prosecutor, Oahu does not have a single law enforcement official that is elected by the people?
As an example the Sheriff is appointed by the democrat administration, presently the Ige administration. Everywhere else in the country the Sheriff is an elected official. An elected official accountable to the people that elect him or her. Hawai’i democrats prefer an appointed Sheriff, because then the sheriff is accountable to them.
When a Sheriff is independently elected, there isn't much that other officials at the local level can do to control them. A sheriff operating under the current system may be fired by governor Ige on a whim, because the sheriff serves at the pleasure of governor ige.
An elected sheriff is not subject to the politicians and local government officials– they serve the people that elected them. Here in Hawaii, the sheriff department is under the control of the ige administration. We need to elect our sheriff so that he or she is accountable to the people not the politicians.
In the same way, the Honolulu Police Department has a Police Chief that is appointed by demoncrat party government officials. They are accountable only to a Police Commission that is appointed by the same government officials.
In the past, a land division called a moku was used on Oahu. Each moku had its own Chief. We need to return to that system in which Oahu had six Moku. Each Moku comprised of several Ahupua'a, which were Mountain to Ocean land divisions. We need an elected Police Chief for each of the six moku. These chiefs will be accountable to the people. Not any politicians or political systems that are easily corrupted.
Some things of the past, actually most things of the past are mo betta than the demoncrat policies of today. We need elected officials that are accountable to the people they serve.
Did you know?
The Texas based owner of Hawaiian Memorial Park cemetery in Kaneohe is seeking state permission to add 30,000 more burial sites by rezoning 28 acres of conservation land, that sits atop our water aquifer.
The current plan would add 28 acres for additional burials to the existing 80-acre cemetery, for an additional 30,000 new gravesites. At an average cost of $7,000 per site, that’s $210 million dollars! Currently, customers can have up to two caskets or four urns in a single plot at the Kaneohe cemetery, a potential of $420 million dollars.
Of Hawaiian Memorial’s 79,000 plots, only 41,000 are currently occupied-about half! There are other plans to expand or establish cemeteries on Oahu, which the CBRE report shows could add 89,000 plots.
I am opposed to the cemetery expansion. I would appreciate the opportunity to discuss this and other important concerns in our community with you.
The handling of the Covid crisis by Democrat leadership has been woefully incompetent. The 1.6 billion given to the Democrat leadership of Hawaii by the Trump administration should have been delivered directly to every resident of Hawaii. Every man, woman and child that is a resident should have received a stimulus check in the amount of $1,143.
Currently there are various programs funded by federal Covid monies available through local governmental and non-profit organizations. This pass through creates layers of beauracracy, difficulty and hoops people have to jump through to get a portion of the money. Overhead and administrative costs going to these same organizations– eat away at the monies available, instead of going directly into people’s pockets that need it.
There are many examples of people receiving their stimulus checks from the federal government that did not need it,and they put it back into the communities by donating and supporting other relief programs.
The people who know best what their personal and family needs are, are the people themselves. The Ige administration claims they want to save covid 19 money for a rainy day. The rainy day is today. This is not Covid 20 or Covid 21 money. They have probably already wasted half of the $1.6 b dollars, but it's not too late to send each resident $571.50. This money will immediately jump start the economy.
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