The state of Hawaii is in real trouble. This is not just because of the COVID-19 shutdown, but because of decades of one-party rule and bad fiscal choices. The Libertarian Party has been talking about the unfunded liabilities of the State Employee Retirement fund and the medical insurance component ofContinue reading “The Economy”
The Gaming Industry There are few things as likely to create an economic boost to Hawaii as the gaming industry. Unlike so many of the ideas floated by politicians to “diversify” our economy, this one would require no tax subsidies or special favors to grow and prosper. It wouldContinue reading “Gaming”
The fear of cannabis continues to outweigh the respect for individual rights and choices in our state. As a result, Hawaii’s most valuable cash crop remains illegal. Considering the number of voters concerned with keeping agricultural land from being developed you’d think this situation would change. Looking at the economicsContinue reading “Drug Policy Reform”
We should try to eliminate the number of people incarcerated. In addition to repealing the crimes of gambling and marijuana, we should do a thorough review to eliminate the criminalization of acts of consenting adults. This would add drug policy reform and decriminalizing prostitution to the list. But we needContinue reading “No Victim, No Crime”
It’s time to eliminate the Jones Act. This outdated law has tortured our island for 100 years. It bogs our supply lines and increases the cost of everything here. We can do better. State lawmakers should send a powerful message to Congress that we don’t pay for higher shipping pricesContinue reading “The Jones Act”
The right to bear arms shall not be infringed upon on my watch. Guns are tools for defense and should be treated with respect at all times. The only legitimate use of force is in defense of individual rights — life, liberty, and justly acquired property — against aggression. ThisContinue reading “Gun Liberation”
I believe in unions. Unions allow employees to assemble and negotiate with employers to come up with practical solutions without the need for government intervention.
As a principled Libertarian, I do not support any tax. Taxes, combined with the cost of living in Hawaii is high already. If someone manages an exemption, I say let them have it. When you pay taxes, do you do so voluntarily? Or do you do so because you areContinue reading “Taxation”
The climate is changing, and Hawaii should adapt, not through government mandates, but through individual choices. Energy renewable portfolio standards are unrealistic and will make cars, airplanes, and ships illegal. Hawaii’s public utility commission has locked the state in old energy systems which are inflexible with more environmentally-friendly alternatives.