Letters to the Editor - Letters
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#1 Feb 6, 2009
It is not necessary to pigeonhole Barrack Obama, as a hapa-haole, or whatever. Let's get past that line of thinking and simply call him Barack, or Mr. President.
That he was the first hapa-haole elected to that office was news on election day and inauguration day. It is not news today and will not be news tomorrow.
Who really cares that his father was born in Kenya? Does that mean that we should hyphenate every person who is not of a single race, ethnicity or national origin?
I refuse to be hyphenated. I'm an American. Yes, proud of my ancestral heritage, but still an American, period.
For those who need to identify Barack in some special way, call him the first Hawai`i-born President of the United States.
Me ka pono,
#2 Feb 6, 2009
In ref to Betsy Connors ltr 'Flyover' will destroy beautiful views forever, I'm anxious to hear your possible solution to the traffic gridlock. So tell us Betsy, please do. I'm quite confident that we would all like to hear your solution.
#3 Feb 6, 2009
Several generations ago my ancestors came to America from Europe. They never looked back. I am NOT an european American. I do not give a fig about europe.
#5 Feb 6, 2009
How about Dear Leader? Or maybe J*e*r*k-off in Chief.
Since: Aug 08
#6 Feb 6, 2009
Hyphenated-American.... that's the problem.
What we need is more Americans.
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