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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Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Thanksgiving Speech Celebrating American Liberty

Here is a transcript of President Ronald Reagan’s 1985 Thanksgiving address, in which he called on the country to celebrate American liberty:

“Good morning, everyone.

You know, the Statue of Liberty and this wonderful holiday called Thanksgiving go together naturally because although as Americans we have many things for which to be thankful, none is more important than our liberty.

Liberty: that quality of government, that brightness of mind and spirit for which the Pilgrim Fathers braved the seas and Americans for two centuries have laid down their lives.

Today, while religion is suppressed in perhaps one third of the world, we Americans are free to worship the Almighty as we choose.

While entire nations must endure the yoke of tyranny, we are free to speak our minds, to enjoy an unfettered and vigorous press, and to make government abide by the limits we deem just.

While millions live behind walls, we remain free to travel throughout the land to share this precious day with those we love most deeply – the members of our families.

My fellow Americans, let us keep this Thanksgiving Day sacred. Let us thank God for the bounty and goodness of our nation.

And as a measure of our gratitude, let us rededicate ourselves to the preservation of this: the land of the free and the home of the brave.

From the Reagan family to your family: Happy Thanksgiving and God bless you all.”


You-tube link to NRA Speech at Forum in Hilo

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tonight's NRA show
Select the 11/20 show to see the NRA.
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NRA president speaks in Hilo

NRA president speaks in Hilo
PETER SUR/Tribune-Herald
November 14, 2012
By PETER SUR     Tribune-Herald staff writer

The day after the presidential election, in an interview posted on the National Rifle Association website, NRA President David Keene attributed Mitt Romney’s loss to the Democratic turnout machine.

“I thought we were going to win that race,” he said. But he added later that the right-to-bear-arms movement had lost “a battle, a very important battle, but we’re not going to lose this war.

“(Barack Obama) and his administration are going to do everything they can to gut the Second Amendment, and we’ve got to fight them step by step by step,” he said.

Monday night, Keene addressed a crowd of a couple hundred gathered at the Crown Room at the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort on how this war over Second Amendment rights will unfold. The speech was sponsored by the Conservative Forum For Hawaii, and it drew a mix of staunch conservatives, hunters and one elected official, Prosecutor-elect Mitch Roth.

They listened to Keene describe how Obama, no longer restrained by politics, would work to restrict the individual’s constitutional right to bear arms, either through the Arms Trade Treaty or by appointing judges who would overturn a 2008 Supreme Court decision recognizing that right.

“There has been from the beginning of the culture wars in the 1970s, a group that has felt that the Second Amendment symbolizes something they don’t like about the America we inherited from our forebears,” Keene said.

Keene, a native of Wisconsin, has a long history of involvement in presidential politics, dating to his time as special assistant to Vice President Spiro Agnew in the Nixon administration. From 1984 to 2011, he served as chairman of the American Conservative Union; he was first elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2000 and rose to become its first vice president in 2011.

In May 2011, he was elected president of the NRA and its 4.3 million members, becoming head of one of Washington’s most powerful lobbying organization.

No constitutional right is absolute, Keene acknowledged, and that includes the right to bear arms. He agreed that firearms should not be in the hands of felons, children, drug dealers or those with certain mental disorders.

But he said every jurisdiction in the nation will need to reassess its laws to see how they comply with the Supreme Court’s rulings recognizing the right.

“In Illinois, and here in Hawaii, the restrictions in the way the laws have been written are under court challenge. That’s all going to continue. It’s going to be the shape of what’s going to happen in the next decade,” Keene said. “Unless, unless, for political reasons the nature of the Supreme Court has changed.”

In the last campaign, Keene said, he had traveled the country, warning people that the Obama campaign was moving to strip Americans of their Second Amendment rights.

Keene called Obama “the most anti-Second Amendment president in history.”

He cited a Reuters news article that stated the United States backed a U.N. committee’s call to restart negotiations on an international treaty to regulate the global arms trade, hours after Obama’s re-election was assured.

“That tells us what we’re facing,” Keene said, predicting that Obama will lose the coming fight.

The Reuters article in question states that U.S. officials say the treaty would have no effect on domestic gun sales and ownership because it would only apply to exports. It also cited an unnamed official who said “we will not accept any treaty that infringes on the constitutional rights of our citizens to bear arms,” but Keene said that’s “poppycock.”

It was a long day for Keene and his wife, who had engagements in Kona earlier in the day; after the remarks he returned to West Hawaii and flew to Oahu for more events there.

He also answered questions from the audience.

One woman asked how exactly Obama would take away gun rights.

Keene replied that the president could reinstate the lapsed Clinton-era assault weapons ban, which was unlikely; he could appoint anti-gun rights judges, or he could go through the United Nations for the arms trade treaty.

But the treaty must be ratified by the Senate. Keene predicts the Senate will reject it, “and it will wake up every Second Amendment supporter and those in the middle who haven’t realized what happened, and they’ll go into the next election loaded for bear.”

Keene’s remarks were preceded by a short but fiery speech by Forum President Walter Moe, who said that even though his side lost the election, he was still angry and promised to keep on fighting.

To whoops and shouts of appreciation, Moe declared: “Some of us, we like our guns. We love our guns. We like our God and and we love our country.”

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VIDEO: NRA President speaks in Hilo

VIDEO: NRA President speaks in Hilo
November 13, 2012

Video by David Corrigan, voice of Stephanie Salazar

HILO, Hawaii: National Rifle Association President David Keene spoke at the Conservative Forum for Hawaii on Monday evening, here at the Naniloa Hotel’s Crown Room in Hilo.

“Today, guns are cool,” Keene told the crowd of about a hundred.

This marks the first time a sitting NRA president has ever visited Hawaii in an official capacity, organizers say.

The Forum was opportunity to the talk on 2nd Amendment issues of importance to all citizens, which includes an individual’s right to bear arms.

“Its about values,” Keene said. “Its not about crime. Its not about gun violence. Its not about all those things. Its about what the second amendment represents… which is individual responsibility, freedom, and values that a lot of people don’t like anymore.”

However, the limits of that right are always being tested, according to Keene. The NRA president warns of a coming battle with newly elected president Barack Obama over the right to bear arms.

“And I can tell you that a politician who takes on a country with those beliefs on those issues  is in for some rough sledding, and at the end of the day is not going to prevail,” Keene said, “no matter how heady he thinks the winds may be just because he’s been re-elected.”

Earlier in the day on Monday, Keene was in Kona with “Island of Hawaii Friends of NRA” for a briefing on the West Hawaii Public Range project, planned for Puuanahulu near the transfer station.

“We’re very involved both in providing technical help to people that are setting up indoor and outdoor ranges,” Keene said, “and we provide grants… and I believe a grant was just made here to help develop that range… and I toured it.”

“I flew over… there’s a lot of black rock down there,” Keene joked.

“When you open that range, I’ll come and shoot with you,” Keene promised.

Keene is the son of Wisconsin labor organizers, and is former chairman of the American Conservative Union. He is an attorney, columnist, political activist and lobbyist who has worked in the White House and Congress and has been involved in nearly every congressional battle over gun rights since the early 1970s.



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