President barack obama plea for presidential intervention - happy 4th of july - cmh 7-2-2015
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Clifton M. Hasegawa
1044 Kilani Avenue 12
Wahiawa, Hawaii 96786-2243
Telephone: (808) 498-8408
Via Media and United States Postal Service
July 2, 2015
The Honorable Barack Obama
President of the United States of America
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Re: Hawaii – A State Divided – A State in Crisis
The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) – Mauna Kea, Big Island, Hawaii
The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) – Haleakala, Maui, Hawaii
Dear President Obama,
Since our last communique, matters in Hawaii are steadily deteriorating.
Your intervention is needed. Time is of the essence.
Diplomacy is having people skills and the ability to work with people effectively
in a positive way.
Diplomats have interpersonal skills and the ability to conduct negotiations
between divergent groups on a myriad of issues.
Senator Dan Inouye received many accolades for his diplomacy, nationally,
internationally and globally.
Top down and driven style of government is in full bloom, in practice and the
reality here in Hawaii today.
The excerpt from Pacific Business News reaffirms the need to establish an
open-line of communications between Governor Ige, his Attorney General, members
of his Cabinet and Staff and officials at the University of Hawaii and to reach out to the
People. Opposition to the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) on the Big
Island and the Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) on Maui has been and
continues to be raised. The hesitancy, may be fear, on the part of Governor Ige to
take personal interest and intervene personally is the proximate and direct cause for
this ongoing and protracted conflict.
Hawaii's attorney general working to reopen road for Thirty Meter Telescope
Hawaii Attorney General Doug Chin that he is working with the governor,
UH, and land department to reopen Mauna Kea access road, which was
closed last week after protesters placed rocks to block Thirty Meter
Telescope construction crews, according to a statement released
“Deliberately building a rock wall in the middle of a road without warning
threatens public safety,” he said. “Purposely placing boulders in a road
could get someone killed. Commercial activities and camping in this
protected area without a permit are against State regulations. This is not a
statement against the content of the protest, but the conduct.”
Chin said the Attorney General’s office is prepared to “take all lawful steps
to see the road re-opened with safe access to all.”
Thirty Meter Telescope project opposition group Ku Kiai Mauna, or Stand
Guard the Mountain, said earlier Wednesday it was not in communications
with the governor’s office.
Ku Kiai Mauna leader and conference moderator Kahookahi Kanuha said
at a news conference that Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s office has not reached
out to the group. Ku Kiai Mauna is committed to public safety, but will not
back down at Mauna Kea on the Big Island, he said.
Source: Pacific Business News. July 1, 2015.
Edicts and authoritarian style of government, except in Emergency, is contrary to
democractic government. The Constitutional grants of Free speech, Equality and
Freedom from Oppression is being usurped and deminished. Please help free the
People of Hawaii and restore the rights granted to us by our Constitution.
Hawaii is the 50th
State of the United States of America.
Clifton M. Hasegawa