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Monday, July 1, 2013
Letters to the Editor July, 2013
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Gay Marriage Like Temperance?

Dear Editor,   July 1, 2013

When organizers push something they can get something from government--but since it is not natural, pun intended, it only lasts as long as it is being pushed. The temperance movement is the template - it succeeded in adding an amendment to the Constitution and created the justification for the start of income tax. Organizers said since no amendment to the Constitution ever was repealed, temperance in getting rid of the bar, known as a saloon, then would be permanent.  I don't think the Republican Party of Hawaii needs to do anything to oppose gay marriage. The odds are strong it will revert once it is no longer being pushed. All of these movements are aberrations. The irony of saving Men from booze and now converting Men, in part, into the f**kees instead of the f**kers is not lost.


Frederick Trenchard

Haleiwa, Oahu

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Hawaiian Airlines Holding Locals Hostage

Dear Editor,      July 1, 2013

Hawaiian Airlines' arbitrary charges for ticketing are holding the Hawaiian local population hostage. When it costs over $300 to fly round trip for local folks, something is wrong. Five days ago, the cheapest ticket from Maui to Hilo was over $160, with other time slots being well over $220 on the same date for the cheapest level of service; a month ago it was $85. Since the demise of Aloha Airlines, Hawaiian has no real competition. In its quest for expansion into more and more far reaching foreign and domestic non-Hawaii markets, the cost of this is on the backs of everyone flying inter-island.

It’s time to look at re-regulating Hawaiian, and I as well as many others are requesting our state representatives to look at taking over the free for all ticketing practices this airline is so cavalier in flaunting. The questions need to be answered regarding how much of the local cost of tickets is subsidizing Hawaiian’s far reaching hunger for more revenue and ever increasing out of Hawaii expansion. We should not have to pay the burden of this monopolies’ expansion, and there should be a two tier cost for inter island flight, one for tourists and one for locals as is done in many countries.

Don’t hesitate to contact your State Senators and Representatives to let them know you back getting better cost tickets for locals.

Sean Lester

Volcano, Hawaii


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