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Letters for Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Kawakami don’t participate in this theater

Please do not swallow the latest bait from Gov Ige.

If the news reports are to be believed, the state, in an attempt to defuse the rational and data-based fury of residents of neighbor islands, has attempted to silence us by granting a supposed “two test”solution that is so only in name.

News reports claim that Mayor Kim has succumbed to that bait, and I am writing to urge you not to do the same.

It is much to be hoped that you and Dr. Berreman have not gotten us this far to drop the ball now.

All responsible physicians and many other informed citizens know by now that a “second test” administered at arriving airports will add absolutely no extra layer of protection beyond the pre-arrival test. Nor will it add any additional information beyond that which we already have from other sources.

Unless a medically-acceptable delay takes place between the pre-arrival test, and a second test, administered after a shortened quarantine, the second test will be nothing but a waste of test kits and everyone’s time. Worse, it will be a charade, or what some people have taken to calling “security theater.”

PLEASE do not participate in security theater!

Thank you for your continued vigilance.

Phyllis Albert, Ph.D., Koloa

Kaua‘i pleads for safety

Dear Governor Ige, please turn on your TV and see what’s happening on America’s mainland. It’s clear, it’s obvious, it’s happening. COVID-19 is again on a surge because they opened their economies too soon and they’re not protecting themselves.

Please, please, recognize this reality. Kaua‘i is clean at this moment, and it’s because we’ve restricted incoming disease and protected ourselves. We’re in a very delicate state of safety now.

Please, please, allow us to remain safe by implementing the test on arrival, which we already have ready to go.

Wally Wilson, Princeville

KKK and Trump impersonator

You people should get your facts right before you print false accusations. The KKK and Trump impersonators at the Trump rally were BLM antagonizers….not Trump supporters. DUH! And they obviously achieved their goal and made the Trump supporters look like they are racist…which they are not.

Black Lives Matter is the racist group. They think black people are disadvantaged and should be treated differently because of the color of their skin.That is the very definition of racism. Conservatives don’t see it that way. The way we see it is that there is only one race; the human race.

In addition, conservatives don’t go around defacing private property, looting buildings, beating people up or starting fires. The riots you see all over the country are the work of people on the left of the political spectrum, not the right. We don’t go around damaging Biden signs yet Jim Rosa’s sign has been vandalized several times. We believe everyone has a right to their opinion even if we don’t agree with it. It’s called the First Amendment.

This is why I could NEVER be a Democrat. Not only are Democrats divisive (separating people by their race, gender, religion, age, etc.) but they are the party known for violence and “INTOLERANCE”. That’s right, liberals are tolerant of everything and anything except those who disagree with them. They believe in diversity of everything except diversity of “thought”. If you don’t agree with them they will vilify you, censor you, cancel you and shut you down. They are the true haters.

Janet Eisenbach, Kilauea
Source: The Garden Island

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