Your Views for January 24

New revolution

Everyone has their own words, and the glaring display of disagreement being witnessed during these impeachment proceedings is the last gasp of the constitutional republic of the United States of America.

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The revolution, originally begun by the actions of a group of self-serving legislators and founders of this nation, was also an illegal act, but it didn’t destroy England in the process as these present acts are doing to the union.

I challenge you and your allies to bring charges of perjury against Mitch McConnell and other Republicans who publicly declared not to be impartial jurors, then pledged an oath to be impartial — a blatant lie!

Have them, especially McConnell, disqualified so that there is at least one less vote to absolve our criminal president.

It is time for a revolution to begin in the most visible way to preserve the union of these United States of America. Senators are responsible for leading this revolution.

In the event of failure of this revolution, it is time to declare Hawaiian sovereignty from the United States and to compensate for the lost federal revenues to increase the rents and lease charges to the U.S. for its strategic occupation of Hawaiian ports and lands! Even bid-out these strategic locations to other nations! (Hawaii should become the Kuwait of the Pacific, financially speaking.)

John P Begg

Pahoa

Ige’s easy path

I can only assume that our governor assumes that the majority of people in Hawaii are, well, somewhat slow-witted.

He now wants us to believe that after five years or more of public meetings, discussions, lawsuits, appeals, newspaper articles and all manner of public input that the situation on Maunakea has not been resolved and that the “easy” way forward would have been to enforce the laws and commitments of the state who is paying his salary.

On the contrary, the easy way forward is what he is doing — extending the Thirty Meter Telescope construction approval until he is out of office, so he won’t have worry about.

I can assure him (and all the other politicians, like the lieutenant governor and our local state senator who supported the illegal occupation of the mountain) that the majority of people in Hawaii are not slow-witted and will not forget about the politics of this three-ring circus at election time.

Michael Perdue

Hilo

Downtown unsafe

Regarding the homeless problem in Hilo Bayfront-area neighborhoods (worse now since the 2018 Kilauea eruption and recent disbanding of a downtown tent camp), there’s been a noticeable increase in aggressive panhandling, too.

Some rough-looking characters stake out the areas around ATM machines and grocery stores, and also roam the parks and sidewalks demanding a handout.

It amounts to stalking at times, and seems very unsafe at night.

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Elijah Greenleaf

Hilo

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