South Maui state House candidate Kaniela Ing was born on Maui. He has become what so many of us hope for: One of our very own Maui keiki who took the opportunity to advance his education, return home to family and friends and apply that knowledge to help his community. Yet, in what appears to be desperate efforts to harm his campaign, false accusations are circulating that he was born on the Mainland or on Oahu, while his opponent is called a Maui native. We find these false accusations unacceptable and disturbing. To help stop the negative efforts of his critics and opponents' supporters, Kaniela has felt compelled to display a copy of his birth certificate on his Facebook page.