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CONSENT of the GOVERNED PROJECT

to change the county charter  and restore sovereignty to every citizen.

Recent quotes from three of our own county council members on their positions as elected officials are revealing as to how they view their proper roles : 

“it sometimes takes a law to change people's behavior”

 "Sometimes I have to be forced to do things that are right and I don't want to.”

 (I need) “to take charge, to lead our County, to define policy in the best interests of the people of our island. “

Frightening, isn't it !


Our county government lately has taken on 3 roles:

  • Administrative (such as determining how many police to hire, or where a road should go, or how to process garbage). This is an appropriate level of authority and responsibility for them to play.
  • Telling us what things we CAN NOT do i.e.:restricting our rights, more so every year
  • Taking our money: i.e.: taxes and fees

We the people have delegated out elected officials the power to be administrators, but we have NOT delegated them the power to restrict our lives and take our money without our permission.

The Consent of the Governed acts will restore forever this authority and sovereignty to the people of the Big Island.

 

 

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Sunday
Aug222010

thom curtis, ph.d. (august, 2010) "home-grown terrorism"

Dr Thom Curtis gave the August address to the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on the topic of “Home-Grown Terrorism” on Sunday, 22 August. After his speech, the meeting was disrupted by many Hawaiian Sovereignty proponents who dominated the session with loud and acrimonious statements and prevented the usual civil discussion expected of the topic. President Walter Moe began the meeting by greeting the 100 or so in attendance, and declared the objective of the Forum was to present conservative ideas and bring people together for discussion and exchange of ideas. Following the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, this opening tone was disrupted even at the beginning, when the acknowledged presence of several persons who are candidates for public office was given, which was greeted by scattered “boos” from a few in the audience. Dr. Curtis then gave his talk, accompanied by a power-point presentation of his recent research in to the nature of home-grown terrorism. He began with his personal account of the 9-11 attack on the Twin Towers of New York. Although that attack was carried out by foreigners, since then there was a steady stream of terrorist acts and attempts, both in the United States as well as in other western countries, perpetrated by violent terrorists who actually originated in the west and were not foreigners. First mentioned was John Walker Lindh, a 20-year-old American from Marin County California, who was captured while fighting against Americans with the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001. He had converted to Islam while in California, attended mosque there and then gone to a madrassa in Pakistan for further study and then Afghanistan where he received training at Al-Farouq, a training camp associated with Al-Qaeda. He converted to violent jihad.

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Sunday
Jul252010

john santangelo (July, 2010) Language and Politics: How the use and mis-use of words affects our freedom

The last couple of years, I am sure you have noticed, that words either don't mean anything or do not mean what we grew up knowing and believing they mean. Words that we considered “good” are now being used against us. And, it is our fault. We have allowed the morphing of good to bad or evil. In the day of our founding fathers words were used to communicate. The power of the word was to convey an idea and ideal, integrity or direction through the proper use of vocabulary in speech and the written word. Let's take a few minutes to look at several words that are being misused today. I have taken some time to research ‘original’ words in a Webster 1925, 79 and 87 dictionaries as well as an online. The first problem we run in to is: Political Correctness.

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Sunday
Jun062010

TED HONG (JUNE, 2010) POLITICS IN HAWAII: INSTITUTIONAL ALZHEIMER'S

POLITICS IN HAWAII: INSTITUTIONAL ALZHEIMER’S 6 JUNE, 2010 First off, this talk is NOT about Alzheimer’s Disease. My own grandmother in Mt. View died of complications related to dementia, and I am not speaking about that. And it is NOT about trying to insult our 2 US Senators, Inouye and Akaka. I bring this up because since this speech was announced, surprisingly, I have received several rebukes from the expected persons claiming it was all about insulting the senators, and it is NOT. As for our 2 Senators, I have nothing but the deepest respect for them. Deepest respect. After all, who else could bring $35 million of Federal stimulus money to our state, to pave 1 ½ miles of road on the Kona side of the Big Island. Think about that! $35 million, 1/1/2 miles of road. I’m considering driving over there and lying down on the pavement, just to soak in what $35 million feels like. What I mean by the title of this talk is that when it comes to politics in Hawaii, the same issues come up over and over and over again in every election as if brand new, as if we’ve never heard about them before, as if it just popped up, The joke about Alzheimer’s is that every day you get to meet new people, over again. In Hawaii, every election cycle, politicians talk about brand new issues over again. Now other than my own ignorance, what makes me qualified to talk about this topic?

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Tuesday
May182010

john carroll (may, 2010) The JONES ACT

Regarding the Jones Act, passed into federal law in 1920, it requires that for a ship to operate in interstate commerce, (between states), it must be built in America, owned by Americans, 75 percent manned by an American crew, and maintained and flagged in the United States. The net effect of the enforcement of the Jones Act on the State of Hawaii’s population has been wide-ranging: a monopolistic shipping law that strangles the Hawaiian economy.

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Tuesday
May182010

john carroll (MAY, 2010) THE AKAKA BILL

CONSERVATIVE FORUM FOR HAWAII THE AKAKA BILL: A TSUNAMI for HAWAII’S economy “Three of my children, eleven grandchildren and 6 of my great grandchildren are ALL of Hawaiian descent.These comments are made with the clear understanding of the benefit to my descendants and the detriment to the non-Hawaiian people of Hawaii of the proposed legislation. This testimony is offered with respect for both Senator Akaka and Mr. Abercrombie. I am sure that they have studied the statistics and know the current plight of “native Hawaiians”. To say that Sovereignty is a complicated issue is a complete understatement. The dispute encompasses historical, moral and Constitutional considerations, which defy any simple description or solution. And like many other social and political controversies, the underpinnings of this dispute deal with land, and the use of land.

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Thursday
Apr292010

Thomas Burnett, Ph.D. (Apr, 2010): the 2nd Amendment: Constitutional Issues

April 2010 Address: Dr Thomas Burnett , entitled “The 2nd Amendment: Constitutional Issues”. Speaking in Hilo at the Naniloa Hotel’s Polynesian Room, Dr. Burnett explored the subject of Americans’ right to arm themselves. In the spirit of the non-partisan nature of the Conservative Forum, Dr. Burnett declared he was neither a conservative nor a liberal, and refused labels. He voted for Obama, but on questioning said he did not have confidence that his Attorney General Eric Holder would respect the constitutional right of citizens to arm themselves. He made the point that the 2nd Amendment was frequently misinterpreted.

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Sunday
Mar072010

Pres. Walter Moe: (Mar, 2010) announcing the Consent of the Governed Project

The Consent of the Governed Acts: restoring true sovereignty to all citizens The Conservative Forum for Hawaii announces today a new effort which we are starting that we feel will have universal appeal to all the citizen’s of the Big Island, of all political parties. This is an effort to restore true sovereignty to all citizens, so each citizen can more effectively be in control of his own life, and establish a precedent for firmly placing power over our lives where it belongs, in the hands of the people themselves and not with just a privileged few.

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Wednesday
Mar032010

Robert Duerr: (Mar, 2010 )The Financial Panic of 2009

March 2010 Address: The Financial Panic of 2009. What Wen Broke? “Ecosystem for Change.” written by: Robert Duerr Hilo, Hawaii 96720 It is a pleasure to be able to speak to the Conservative Forum of Hawaii on the "The Economic Panic of 2009. What Wen Broke?"

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Wednesday
Mar032010

Alton Okinaka, Ph.D. (Feb, 2010) Inherent Contradictions in Representative Government

The Inherent Contradictions in Representative Government http://www.bigislandchronicle.com/?p=12478 Dr. Alton Okinaka, assoc. professor of sociology at UH–Hilo, addressed the February meeting of the Conservative Forum for Hawaii. Speaking on “The Inherent Contradictions in Representative Government”, he painted a troubling picture of our present system.

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Wednesday
Mar032010

Edward Gutteling, M.D. (Jan, 2010) Health Care: National and Local Issues

Health Care: National and Local Issues Before we go any further, I’d like to say right up front that it is my belief that in the USA, the wealthiest nation on the planet, we can afford to have a health system that takes care of every citizen that needs care, that is high quality, flexible, affordable, and does not infringe on the freedoms of any citizen to structure their lives and choices anyway they want. It can be done, and it should be done.

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