President Obama ,WHY ARE WE STILL IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN ? A leader should LEAD !!! How about get IN FRONT OF THE TROOPS IN IRAQ OR AFGHANISTAN WITH GEORGE W.BUSH !!!Politicians who created wars Never Serviced in the Military!!! I was drafted right out of high school in 1946 as Army Signal Corps Official Motion picture photographer in occupied Germany because I had experience as a Newsreel photographer while in high school.my first assignment in Europe was to document the Grave Registration teams picking war deaths in old battle fields & how they process & send the remains home.Recalled to duty in the Korean war so now you know why I was anti-wars.Some wars are necessary,but the Iraq & Afghan wars are NOT !!!we need to make the war mongers accountable,our present economic problems are result of them. so you better start learning Chinese or French,because the marquis de LaFayette won't be here to help us again !!!
Now we should Prosecute the War Mongers who created these unnecessary wars for financial profits , mind control & Bankrupt our financial & Human resources !!! What have we gained after these years of endless wars? starting with GW Bush & gang, forfeit their government pensions & war profits for our wounded or deceased military families. No Gitmo for them,deploy them to Baghdad & Afghanistan forever for night infantry patrol or pick up week old battle remains !!!
Korean War Veteran
Mark Beeksma’s Aug. 11 letter to the editor titled, “Small business and liberty,” http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/article_54e79714-c3ea-11e0-aad2-001cc4c002e0.html
basically talks about becoming more independent from government with the likes of installing solar panels, growing your own food and becoming a small business owner.
Mark states, “buy an electric car and purchase photovoltaic cells for your roof or garage. From now on, you can get your fuel free from the sun. The big oil companies have one less customer. The big government doesn’t get to tax your gasoline purchases or tax the high income that you need to earn in order to afford to buy gasoline.”
In theory Mark is correct and in a perfect world that would be true, however, in government if something can be taxed it will be taxed. Many things that were once free now have taxes and fees attached to them. Look no further than our neighbor island of O‘ahu, where parking your car can cost $200 to $600 a month, and to go hiking on many nature trails they now charge a fee.
Maybe big government won’t get to tax our gasoline since we are using electric cars, but somehow, someway, some politician somewhere will introduce a bill to tax the sun, the rain and even the air we breath.
James “Kimo” Rosen, Kapa‘a