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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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Conservative, Non-partisan  E Komo Mai !

 

Tuesday
Oct192010

Friday
Oct152010

A Matter of Individual Sovereignty

A Matter of Individual Sovereignty published October 15, 2010 Edward Gutteling, M.D. I write today regarding an issue affecting the sovereignty of all Americans, potentially re-structuring our entire way of government, way of life and national idea. Other than the near cratering of our economy, absolutely the single most important recent issue critical for all Americans is the legality of the “individual mandate” requirement of the “Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act” a.k.a. Obamacare. If allowed to stand, this Act requires all U.S. citizens to obtain government-approved health insurance. Most working Americans will be required to pay up to 2.5% of their income for private health insurance, or pay a fine to the IRS for not doing so. Not commonly stated is that the ultimate outcome of non-compliance is citizens can be imprisoned for failure to pay their taxes as a result. That is to say, ultimately, imprisoned as a crime against the state for failure to buy personal private health insurance. Health insurance will no longer be an individual choice, it will be a societal obligation, mandated by law and threat of force from the state.

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Sunday
Sep192010

Ms. Linda Smith, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Linda Lingle, gave the September address “The State Economy: how this administration managed the worst fiscal crises in state history without raising taxes”.

Sunday
Sep192010

Ms. Linda Smith, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Linda Lingle, gave the September address “The State Economy: how this administration managed the worst fiscal crises in state history without raising taxes”.

Ms. Linda Smith, Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Linda Lingle, gave the September address to the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on “The State Economy: how this administration managed the worst fiscal crises in state history without raising taxes”. Ms. Smith sketched out the ugly financial truth that slammed Hawaii in 2008, when the global financial crisis came home here. The State Council on Revenues was projecting a 2009 budget gap of $3 billion due to declining tax revenues, a huge blow when the annual operating budget was $5.2 billion. Not only that, they projected that 2008 revenues would remain depressed and not return to 2008 levels until at least 2012. The outlook was grim. She also mapped out in brief the last 10-year history of the state finances. From 1999 to 2009, the state revenues grew $1.76 billion. Where did all that money go? How come it wasn’t spent repairing and maintaining schools, and highways, and harbors and other needed projects? What happened to all that money? 78% of the increase went to cumulative collective bargaining agreements totaling $1.37 billion. In the last 10 years, only 22% of the increase in tax revenues to the state was spent on non-personnel areas. 60% of the entire state operating budget is related to personnel costs: wages, benefits and pensions. 55% of the operating budget is for education (DOE and UH).

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Tuesday
Sep142010

voter’s guide “Report Card”: County Council District 5

The Conservative Forum for Hawaii has started a voter’s guide “Report Card”. We do not endorse, we only analyze from a conservative perspective. Due to this late decision, we were unable to gather enough material on all candidates to present a measured analysis. As most board members are resident’s of Hawaii County Council District 5, it was decided by the board to begin the task focusing only on that race. We’ll do more next time. All candidates were invited to a meeting with the Board and the Ad Hoc committee on Monday 6 September. Incumbent Councilwoman Emily Naeole-Beason failed to respond to multiple phone messages, emails and visits to her county office. Candidate Fred Blas although unable to attend in person, did respond to a lengthy phone interview with president Walter Moe. Candidates James Weatherford and Barbara Malia Lively appeared for a 1-hour interview with The Forum. REPORT CARD: County Council District 5

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