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Letters to the Editor

GOP, Democrats — both are patriots

Commenting on the letter “Leftists have no idea on the issues” (Sept. 7), it is true that it is wrong to state that if someone votes for a Republican they are disloyal to the U.S. It also is wrong to say that Democrats are less patriotic. As the Supreme Court of the United States displays ...

Move to Maui for love, not change

When you plan on moving to an island, especially in Hawaii, it would be to your benefit to research what the island is all about. The reason to move to Maui or any other island should be because you love what the island is — not what it could be. Love the wonderful local people, their ...

Instead of assisted death, focus on suicides

A recent letter (Sept. 7) said the Catholic Church does not support Washington state’s medical aid in dying law. The concern was for children and their parents. Every person has inherent dignity, and the use of children to support the law shameful. Members of the Catholic Church have been ...

UH-MC students are in need of dorms

My heart weighs heavy for our future generations who recently graduated and want to pursue an education on Maui at the University of Hawaii Maui College. There are no dorms available onsite, forcing students to seek somewhere else for boarding. The prices for a simple studio or apartment on ...

All cultures should be respected

I am proud to be an American. Our family members have fought and died to show our loyalty to our country and to earn the respect due to all Americans. Virtually all families here, including mine, are replete with interracial marriages. This is pono. The hard work of each immigrant group ...

Where is my mail at rental place?

Referencing a front page story (Sept. 5), my poorest experience over the years is getting my mail (resident of Hawaii since 1998). Landlords like holding your mail for some strange twisted reason. Each room that is rental should require it’s own mailbox for that specific tenant. For ...

Hitler connections are attributed to Democrats

Remind me how Donald Trump is like Hitler again? If you watch the liberal propaganda media, you’ll think that low unemployment, higher wages, tax cuts and supporting the NRA is exactly the type of agenda Adolf Hitler would have. However, if you watch real media and laugh at the propaganda ...

Why are county councilors voting against the county?

I was horrified watching the County Council Governance, Ethics and Transparency Committee meeting on Akaku on Sept. 5. How can Kelly King, Keani Rawlins-Fernandez and the others vote against the county and in favor of lobbying groups? What are they getting in return? I know it’s not my ...

With vote changes, Wailuku gentrification plan success

I’m surprised that Kelly King, Mike Molina and Alice Lee changed their votes at the last minute to defund half of the giant Wailuku parking structure without conditions. Taxpayers islandwide will pay. Does this mean the entire $120 million bond amount with interest will continue for the even ...

Donald Trump is restoring confidence of the people

The editorial (Sept. 6), “Aftermath of an attack,” was very informative. Toward the end, it states: “The country needs leaders that will restore the confidence of its citizenry.” Well, we have such a leader right now. His name is Donald Trump. He has taken our country from the dredges ...

KCA set to take a look at emergency preparedness

The Kihei Community Association welcomes Kevin Richards from the Hawaii Hazards Awareness and Resilience Program. He is a planner with Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. Additionally, our state representative, Tina Wildberger, and Herman Andaya, county administrator for the Maui Emergency ...

Reinstall Parrott’s tapestry in Council Chambers

Based on the account in The Maui News, Alice Parrott’s tapestry that graced the Maui County Council Chambers is a site-specific, commissioned work of public art. As such, it falls under U.S. Copyright Law governing works of public art. Unless the law has been revised, removing Ms. ...

2nd Amendment gives responsibility to bear arms

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution guarantees citizens “the right to bear arms” — but now it should be thought of as giving us citizens the “responsibility” to bear arms. If someone armed had been in that El Paso Walmart parking lot last month, they could have stopped ...

Climate change is no word game

In an Aug. 31 letter, the writer promotes a common myth — that there has been a nefarious shift in terminology from “global warming” to “climate change.” However, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was founded — by that name — in 1988, and the scientific journal ...

Selective believing when it comes to vaccines

An Associated Press article in New York state on Sept. 2 says that “despite scientific evidence that they are both safe and effective, resistance to vaccinations remains.” Hmmm — are those same parents allowed to believe in man-made climate change due to loads of scientific evidence? ...

Society has become slaves to stuff

Many of us who have done OK materialistically find ourselves slaves to stuff. I have downsized several times and now live in a condominium and drive a scooter. I gave up a house on 4.5 acres in Kula, an apartment, a car, and donated lots of clothing and stuff — books, however, I can’t part ...

Say it ain’t Joe Biden as Democratic nominee

With vacuous Joe Biden leading in the polls, one must recognize that many Democrats remain stuck in the past. On the other hand, if we add the poll numbers of Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, which constitute only a part of the progressive vote, Biden no longer leads. It would be very ...

Circumstances of brush fire seem very suspicious

On Sunday morning, Sept. 1, my wife and I were traveling from Upcountry to Kihei on Hansen Road around 9:15 a.m. and were puzzled by the presence of several Police and Fire Department vehicles all along Hansen Road. There was no immediately apparent reason for them being there, and all I could ...

Playing ‘correct pronoun game’

Kamehameha Schools allowing transgender participation in girls sports ignores the scientific definition between male and female sex. It would seem the attempt to use acceptable pronouns to describe transgender language is misleading. It ignores a scientific fact that the structure of the human ...

President’s comments taken out of context

President Trump said, “Any Jewish people that vote for a Democrat — I think it shows either a total lack of knowledge or great disloyalty,” and the leftist letter writers are going bonkers. Context — the president was responding to a question about Israel denying Rashida Tlaib and ...