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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.

 

 

IN PRESS
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Sunday
Sep152013

Portuguese Chamber of Commerce & Conservative Forum co-sponsored Forum OCT 4 : jones act reform

 

The Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce 

and

The Conservative Forum for Hawaii

are co-sponsoring an

educational forum on the Jones Act,

Friday October 4, 6:00pm, at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo.

This event is free and open to the public.

Two distinguished speakers will be presenting:

  • Dr. Keli’I Akina, president of the non-partisan free-market think tank Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, will talk on the economic aspect
  • Michael Hansen, president of the Hawaii Shippers Council, will talk on the national defense issues involved.

 

 

The Jones Act is a 1920 federal shipping law which affects nearly every product brought in to or out of Hawaii, by requiring all shipping between American ports be on American built, flagged and crewed vessels only. It has been haled as preserving a key American marine resource and sea-lift capability as a national defense supplement, and criticized as a 93 year old outdated law that increases the cost of living for every citizen substantially and unnecessarily.

 

Hawaiian politicians have lined up on both sides of the issue. In favor of preservation have been the majority of Hawaiian national legislators, including both our present Democratic US Senators and Congresswomen, and former Republican Governor Linda Lingle.

In favor of reform are former Governor Ben Cayetano (D), Congressmen Ed Case (D) and Charles Dejou (R). A recent bi-partisan Hawaii House Concurrent Resolution for reform was co-sponsored by Representatives Clifton Tsuji (D, Hilo), Chair, Economic Development & Business Affairs, John M. Mizuno (D), Vice Speaker, and Cindy Evans (D), Chair, Committee on Water and Land, and Gene Ward (R), Minority Leader Emeritus and Lauren Kealohilani Cheape (R), Minority Whip.

All are invited to learn more about this non-partisan issue of great importance to every citizen.

For more information contact Conservative Forum president Walter Moe 966-5420, forumhawaii@gmail.com, or Portuguese Chamber president Joseph Marsh 935-1865,  jmarsh@bisihi.com

updates here:

https://grassroothilo.eventbrite.com/

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