From the beginning of time, agreements, whether verbal or contracted, were binding.
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Maui trustee appointed position has stirred up controversial conversation among our community people. The consensus is: not pono.
Other potential people who were considered to be appointed declined because it was mandated that the appointee would not be eligible for the general election process. Is this fair to them?
I support the rights of the people and this is an injustice.
As I respect the rights of all people to run for government election processes, this agreement was accepted and the public is already cognizant of the conditions that were placed upon this appointed OHA Maui trustee.
Should we look the other way? To be honest, or not to be honest, is the question.
According to the Supreme Court in the 2000, everyone in Hawaii has the right to run and vote for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Hawaii's governmental elections. All of Hawaii has the right to know.