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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Address of Former Hawaii County Councilman Mr. John Santangelo to the July meeting of the forum, speaking on " 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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Let the people decide
Sunday, 11 July, 2010

Dear Editor:

Legitimacy of law, and its moral basis, MUST lie with the consent of the governed. Always.

Major societal changes will be illegitimate without ALL citizens having an equal voice in giving their approval to such a societal restructuring, by referendum.

For this reason, the governor's veto of House Bill 444 is correct: such a major societal change as requiring by law that our communities now value all sexual relationships as equivalent, that the traditional legal status and role given to heterosexual marriage since the first laws were ever written, cannot be forced on to our communities by a few politicians alone, especially by less than open legislative practices as recently occurred in Hawaii.

Only by referendum should our communities and society be allowed to be restructured.

Power to the people, always.

The ends do not justify the means.
The Conservative Forum for Hawaii

Walter Moe, president

Edward Gutteling, vice president


Mr. Ted Hong gave the June Address, on "Politics in Hawaii: Institutional Alzheimers"

Sunday, June 6 Mr. Ted Hong gave the June Address at the Conservative Forum for Hawaii Full Text here: Speaking at the Naniloa Hotel Sandalwood room, former University of Hawaii regent and former Hawaii Corporation Council Ted Hong spoke on “Politics in Hawaii: Institutional Alzheimer’s”. Addressing a bi-partisan audience that included several former Hawaii county Councilmen, political leaders and present candidates for office, Mr. Hong related that he was talking about how the same issues came up over and over and over again in every election, as if brand new.

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John CArroll gave MAy address on the jones act and the akaka Bill

Former State Senator John Carroll gave the May address to the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on Sunday 16 May, at the Naniloa Hotel in Hilo. Speaking to a truly bi-partisan audience that included prominent Big Island officials of both the Democratic and Republican parties, Mr. Carroll spoke on two subjects of which he is both very knowledgeable and has personal history regarding: The Jones Act, and the Akaka Bill. (Full text under achived speeches menu above) 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. It effectively eliminates the cost reducing benefits of competition. He gave several examples:... Mr. Carroll then spoke on the Akaka Bill: “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. To say that Sovereignty is a complicated issue is a complete understatement. The dispute encompasses historical, moral and Constitutional constitutional considerations defy any simple description or solution....

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