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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Mr. David Keene is  the son of Wisconsin labor organizers. He attended the University of Wisconsin Law School, where he was the national chairman of Young Americans for Freedom. Since then, he has been a John F. Kennedy Fellow at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics, a First Amendment Fellow at Vanderbilt University’s Freedom Forum, and a member of the Board of Visitors at Duke University’s Public Policy School.

His involvement in presidential politics extends back to the Nixon administration, in which he served as a special assistant to Vice President Spiro Agnew. His experience in national politics includes varied roles, such as executive assistant to New York Sen. Jim Buckley; southern regional political director for Ronald Reagan’s 1976 presidential campaign; national political director for George H.W. Bush in 1980; and senior advisor to Sen. Robert Dole in 1988.

He is an attorney, columnist, political activist, life-long hunter and a lobbyist who has written, spoken and lobbied on behalf of hunters, shooters and firearms owners for decades. He has worked in the White House and Congress and has been involved in nearly every congressional battle over gun rights since the early 1970s.

From 1984 to 2011, Keene served as chairman of the American Conservative Union, the nation’s oldest and largest grassroots conservative lobbying organization, sponsor of the annual national CPAC conference.

He was first elected to the NRA Board of Directors in 2000, and is the NRA current president. The National Rifle Association of America is an American non-profit organization of 4.3 million members that advocates for the protection of the Second Amendment of the United States Bill of Rights, and the promotion of firearm ownership rights as well as marksmanship, firearm safety, and the protection of hunting and self-defense in the United States