Saturday is the primary election, and it’s like launching the long-distance canoe and deciding who we want on that wa‘a. We want the person who can make the hard calls and get us there, because we don’t know where we’re headed and we’re not going to be able to watch them every step along the way.
Neil Abercrombie is one who makes the hard calls on important ag and energy issues, as are Malama Solomon and Gilbert Kahele.
It is not responsible or appropriate at the federal level to pass responsibility on decisions re: GMO down to the county level, as Brian Schatz has done. Our counties cannot run enormous programs like that, making up their own rules as they go. Passing that along is irresponsible, lacking in moral courage, and threatens our ability to feed everybody.
I have talked to Colleen Hanabusa enough to know I can trust her to get us there. Richard Onishi, too.
At the Hawai‘i County Council level, I trust Gregor Ilagan, Fresh Onishi, and both Aaron Chong and Margarita DayDay Hopkins.
I definitely do not support Margaret Wille. She pushes an agenda at the literal expense of rubbah slippah folk who are already having trouble making ends meet.