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Your Views for July 14

‘Fire yourself’

Shame on you, Jamae Kawauchi, former Hawaii County clerk.

A few years ago you tried, unsuccessfully, to fire a few county elections office employees for ethics and work-rule violations, and now the state Supreme Court has suspended your lawyer’s license for ethical and other misconduct (Tribune-Herald, June 15).

Go straight to your office, Jamae, and fire yourself.

Joseph P. Maria

Kapaau

Set a wise example

How brilliant were the metaphors Carl Oguss used in his recent letter under the heading, “Much-needed cleanse” (Your Views, June 20), regarding what is going on in the world of politics in our society, and his hope that the present political upheavals will have a healing effect “for us in the long run!”

A major difficulty on the path to recovery is not only “if the Congress does what it should” domestically, but also the fact we cannot, at the global level, be only concerned about our international friends and not the rest of humanity.

How can Donald Trump have the right to sell more than $1 billion worth of weapons to one of the most despicable governments in the most volatile region of the world?

In addition, does our economic well-being as a nation depend on being harbingers of war through arms sales? Is this not comparable to the opening of the proverbial Pandora’s Box and the unpredictability inherent therewith?

If his policies — domestic and international — do not constitute committing “high crimes and misdemeanors” making it possible for the Congress of the United States to tell him, “You are fired,” what would?

When we deal with the rest of the world, we need to act as an indivisible society that sets a wise example in regard to utilizing our precious resources and never forgetting our overall responsibility to lead the world toward a brighter future.

Right now, Communist China seems to be doing much better than we are at being a leader.

Abolghassem Abraham Sadegh

Hilo

 

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