Classic car in parade was a replica of old TV series

I would like to respond to the person that wrote the July 12 letter to the editor regarding a classic car that symbolized hatred, white supremacy and treason. That car was a replica of the old “Dukes of Hazard” TV series, and most people see it as that. Such negative views and comments are what cause arguments and conflicts and while I understand the writer has freedom of speech, so do we all.

Our parade’s all-volunteer staff puts in hundreds of hours to keep the tradition of the Makawao Rodeo Parade going and we strive to make the parade patriotic, enjoyable and fun for participants and spectators. This is Maui. Live with more aloha!

Duane Hamamura, Chairman

Makawao Rodeo Parade