Letters to the Editor

Handicapped parking not provided at condo

What can you do if you are a resident owner of a condo and you need a handicapped parking spot but your property does not have any and refuses to accommodate your needs? And then the resident manager tows your vehicle with your handicapped placard clearly displayed in the front window? Bob ...

Be careful how you vote for future district legislators

We all have the right to vote for our local district legislators and we should be very careful on our next Election Day. Our present Maui legislators let Maui and the other Neighbor Islands down by allowing Honolulu’s controversial rail project to be passed. On Aug. 28, there was a very ...

Believe and pray for righteousness

Are we in the last years of human history? Many feel the world is in danger of wars, race wars, and holy wars. Are these things prophetic? Isaiah 24: 19-20 says the Earth is not headed for rejuvenation but for total ruin. By faith, trust God who preserves us by speaking the sacred word for ...

Ready to concede defeat to observatory protesters

It has been quiet on the volcano for a while, so I thought I would chime in. I’m about ready to concede defeat to the protesters that the new solar observatory on the peaks of Haleakala and the TMT, Thirty Meter Telescope, on the Big Island should be built elsewhere; in the thin stable air of ...

‘Wars and rumors of wars’ was a sign Jesus spoke of

“Wars and rumors of wars” was one of the many signs Jesus told of when asked by his disciples when would he return to Earth from his throne upon high next to our father in heaven. Now, every night as I watch the evening news, I see the ongoing massive military destruction of villages, ...

Bad leaders put in power by one or more groups

Historically bad leaders have been placed in power by one or more groups of people. Poor leaders have been placed in power by moneymen: business leaders, bankers, monopolists and members of cartels. Terrible tyrants have come to power with the aid of anti-democratic generals and colonels. ...

KCA to discuss a series of projects at its meeting

Over, under, up and down; and maybe round and round too. That is the theme for the Kihei Community Association general membership meeting Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. So who and what is going over, under, up and down? And where and why and how and when? We have selected a small segment of land in ...

Free beach access parking is lacking across the island

There should be more beach access parking available for beaches across the island, especially in Kaanapali. The amount of free parking they provide is sad in comparison to how large Kaanapali is. To provide so little free parking, then in turn charge a ridiculous amount of money to park at ...

Letter about Obama should not have been published

The Aug. 22 letter “Letter writer gave a perfect description of President Obama” should not have been published. To accuse Obama, a Christian, of persecuting Christians, with no explanation, is not an opinion, it’s slander. The Maui News should not allow itself to become a conduit for ...

Zero confidence Trump can solve North Korea crisis

“The U.S. will answer any threat from North Korea with a ‘massive military response,’ ” said Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, reported The Maui News (Sept. 4). Huh? North Korea has threatened America and our allies for some time. North Korea just tested a hydrogen bomb, much more powerful ...

Confederate statues can be removed to historical sites

I agree with the writer of “Statues and monuments are reminders of the past” (Letters, Aug. 29) that our history — the good, the bad and the ugly — must be preserved. But the controverted statues of Confederate figures are not in museums or historical sites. They are in prominent ...

Judge Keith E. Tanaka left quietly and will be missed

Keith E. Tanaka was appointed by Chief Justice Ronald T.Y. Moon as judge of the District Family Court of the 2nd Circuit (Maui). I worked with and knew him as a compassionate no-nonsense judge. A decision- maker that would begin with, “I have heard enough I’m ready to rule.” He never ...

Anti-fascist movement as hypocritical as you can get

Fascism seems to be a popular topic on the forefront of the general public recently. Allow me. To be wealthy or poor matters not to the fascist mind. To be biased and one-sided does. To a true fascist, bipartisanship is just a word, not implemented. Debate is worthless. The idea of free ...

Following your dream leads to a satisfying life

Yes, I’m a long shot to win mayor. That’s what they said about Donald Trump becoming president. He beat 17 candidates. The famous mythologist Joseph Campbell taught us to “Follow our bliss.” He says we can put ourselves on a hero’s track, and live the life we ought to be living. I ...

Writer calls letter perfect description of Obama?

An Aug. 22 letter writer displays admirable restraint in exposing President Barack Obama’s dark side? The writer, in reference to an Aug. 17 letter, calls it a perfect description of our past president. Mussolini and Hitler would acquiesce that Obama’s “constant race baiting has fueled ...

Please reconsider charging to dump rubbish at landfill

They have always done it. It’s just worse now. You see, ever since the mayor and council started charging to dump rubbish at the county landfill, the empty mac nut fields of Wailuku-Waiehu-Waihee have become convenient (and free) dumping areas for hundreds of cash-strapped local residents. ...

Communistic politicians stealing from outer islands

The much-maligned and controversial Honolulu rail system is definitely a scam! It is a County of Honolulu project yet our crooked State of Hawaii “politrickcians” poke their noses in it. Furthermore, they are going to make the County of Hawaii, County of Maui and County of Kauai pay for ...

Council’s work on Molokai plan compared to ‘Thrones’

Watching the County Council work on the Molokai Community Plan is like viewing a really boring version of “Game of Thrones.” In Kings Landing you have Kelly King and Elle Cochran constantly trying to one up each other and lay claim to the throne, playing I’m the smartest empress ...

Senators do nothing to fix ACA mess they created

For several years I have written to both Hawaii senators and my representative to Congress, explaining major problems with the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) and they just do not seem to understand or care. They say that they fully support ACA but never vote to improve major problems with the ...

Alt-right organizations cross line to terrorism

The KKK and other alt-right organizations have long since crossed the line from free speech to terrorism. As a WWII vet with 32 combat missions in the Army Air Corp., I fought along with 16 million other Americans to free the world from terrorism and slavery. When I see American cities being ...