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 !



Last forum: Jones Act Reform now on video

From: Ken Okimoto <>
Date: November 8, 2013 at 11:05:03 AM HST
To: Conservative Forum Hawaii
Subject: Jones Act Reform video

Hello everybody,
   The video on the Jones Act at the Conservative Forum will be first aired on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 3 pm, cable channel 54 on Hawai'i Island AND also streamed statewide/worldwide on the Internet on our website,

   This 70 minute program will be followed by a separate, but related, 20 minute program called Hawai'i Political Reporter that was done by Ross as an interview after the Forum concluded. So, together they run for 90 minutes.

   Both programs will next be shown on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7:30 am.

   Next week, I will email with future showing schedules throughout Nov.

   I hope the recording is ok. Spread the word.

   Thanks,  Ken


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


The Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce 


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,, or Portuguese Chamber president Joseph Marsh 935-1865,

updates here:


9-11 Never forget

"This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today.
It is perpetrated by fanatics who are utterly indifferent to the sanctity of human life,
and we the democracies of this world are going to have to come together and fight it together."
     - British Prime Minister Tony Blair 2011

"We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the big difference between us."
    Shortly after 9/11, Osama bin Laden

"We are going to win, because they love life and we love death,"
"Each of us lives his days and nights hoping more than anything to be killed for the sake of Allah."
    said Hassan Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah.

"We want to have children and offer them as soldiers defending Islam. Teach them this: There is nothing more beloved to me than wanting to die as a mujahid."
       Sheik Feiz Mohammed, leader of the Global Islamic Youth Center in Sydney, Australia
  "It is the zenith of honor for a man, a young person, boy or girl, to be prepared to sacrifice his life in order to serve the interests of his nation and his religion."
       Ayatollah Ali Khamenei

"The Americans love Pepsi-Cola, we love death,"
      Afghani al Qaeda operative Maulana Inyadullah.


racial arsonists in hilo


This cartoon is what is presented today 7/16/2013 as responsible journalistic graphic insight and commentary by out local newspaper the Hawaii Tribune-Herald.

Is this what we as a community feel represents the appropriate level of community media, reflecting our values and informing the public?

In Feb 2012, this paper applauded with their cartoons the dumping of the Rush Limbaugh radio show locally.  Rush Limbaugh slurred 29 year old law student Sandra Fluke after she testified before Congressional Democrats in favor of their national health care policy compelling her (Catholic, Jesuit) Georgetown University health plan to cover birth control for her extra-marital sex, against their religious beliefs.

"[Fluke] essentially says that she must be paid to have sex—what does that make her? It makes her a slut, right? It makes her a prostitute. She wants to be paid to have sex. She's having so much sex she can't afford the contraception. She wants you and me and the taxpayers to pay her to have sex."

This was considered by the station as unacceptable behavior in this community as "egregious," and that "decency and responsibility" dictated the show's cancellation.

But somehow, this cartoon above is considered both appropriate and insightful by the Hawaii Tribune-Herald's editorial and policy directors.

Published reports state that the FBI has investigated the issue of any racial bias by Zimmerman, and concluded he had none (and according to one juror, the jury as a whole).
This  action goes way beyond being irresponsible.
This is an outrage.

This is unacceptable racial arson, deliberately and irresponsibly inflammatory, and their actions should be retracted with apologies to us all, resignations of the the responsible persons, and mandatory sensitivity training and re-education of their staff to an appropriate level of  journalistic responsibilities to the community.

"Decency and responsibility" require these actions from the paper.
See contact info below to voice your outrage.

Walter Moe, President


Stephens Media
1111 West Bonanza Road (89106)
P.O. Box 70 (89125-0070)
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (702) 383-0211
President/Chief Executive Officer
Michael R. Ferguson
Office: (702) 477-3829
Fax: (702) 383-0402

Hawaii Tribune-Herald


Ted Dixon Publisher

David Bock Editor

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 767 
Hilo, Hawaii 96721

(street address: 355 Kinoole Street
Hilo, Hawaii 96721)


4 July 2013: happy birthday america !