Welcome to the American Revolution II

Welcome to the American Revolution II
But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.
"We face a hostile ideology global in scope, atheistic in character, ruthless in purpose and insidious in method..." and warned about what he saw as unjustified government spending proposals and continued with a warning that "we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex... The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist... Only an alert and knowledgeable citizenry can compel the proper meshing of the huge industrial and military machinery of defense with our peaceful methods and goals, so that security and liberty may prosper together."Dwight D. Eisenhower

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Charles Djou: My Hero, A true Republican


Hawaii 1

Charles Djou Vs.

Colleen Hanabusa Vs. Ed Case

Election May 22, 2010

The special election to replace the retired Rep. Neil Abercrombie is a one ballot, first past the post election. That means that with two strong Democrats on the ballot, a strong Republican could win a minority victory here. That has Democrats nervous, even in a district that Barack Obama carried with seventy percent of the vote. Former Second District Rep. Ed Case is making the case that he is the candidate who can hit the ground running with only a short time remaining in the current Congress. The other major Democrat in the race is State Senate President Colleen Hanabusa. These two have tangled in special electons before, albeit in the second district. When popular Rep. Patsy Mink passed away in September 2002, Case defeated Hanabusa in a special election on election day to fill the last sixty days of the term. But Mink won the general election posthumously, triggering a rematch in a second special election. Case won a full term, Hanabusa finished a distant third. Now they tangle again in the first district with a wild card thrown in, popular Honolulu Republican Charles Djou, a city councilman who already had the inside track to the Republican nomination for the 2010 general election. A defeat here, even a minority defeat would prove a humiliation to Democrats but the pieces are in place to make that long shot not quite impossible to believe.


Transit Matters
Charles Djou

Public vote on rail system will end divisive debate

I voted against the largest tax increase in Hawaii history to finance Honolulu's rail system because I believe the system is too expensive and not enough people will ride the project to justify its enormous cost. Nevertheless, I respect that reasonable people can disagree with my position. This debate on rail is one of the most contentious and divisive in recent Hawaii political history. We now must let the people of Oahu vote at the ballot box and settle this debate once and for all.

A direct vote on rail benefits both sides of the rail debate. For those who support a steel-on-steel rail system, nothing can more effectively lend confidence toward the construction of a rail system, silence naysayers and end the endless debate as a favorable vote at the polls. For those who oppose rail, nothing can more effectively kill the system than a negative vote. Your city government has debated rail off and on for more than three decades now. Rather than have the politicians (or the courts) continue to dicker over this question, the time has come to let the people decide.

Charles Djou

Republican Running for U.S. Representative (District 1 - urban Honolulu).

Presently City & County of Honolulu councilmember for District 4 (Hawaii Kai, Kuliouou, Niu Valley, Aina Haina, Wailupe, Waialae-Iki, Kalani Valley, Kahala, Wilhemina Rise, a portion of Kapahulu, a portion of Kaimuki, Diamond Head, Waikiki, and a portion of Ala Moana).

Congressional District 1 map (pdf)

Hawaii Office of Elections map of Congressional District 1 (pdf, more detailed than immediately preceding map)

Question: Why are you running for Congress, and what do you have to offer that sets you apart from the other candidates?

Charles Djou: I'm running for the United States Congress because I believe I can make a difference. My record as a state representative and city councilman have been about fiscal responsibility and government accountability.

What sets me apart is, I believe, that it is more important to elect a Congressman who will hold down your taxes and let you keep more of your money than elect a Congressman who wants to spend all of your money. And I philosophically understand that every single dollar the government spends comes from a taxpayer like you. That distinguishes me, more than anything else, from my opponents. — Three-way debate with Ed Case (D) and Colleen Hanabusa (D) at The Willow restaurant, April 13, 2010

Campaign website

On the Issues Djou issues page

Charles Djou [Wikipedia]

Councilmember Charles K. Djou [City & County of Honolulu Council & Council Services website]

Charles Djou [Facebook]

Charles Djou [MySpace.com]

Charles Djou [Twitter.com]

Charles Djou on the Sean Hannity Show [HPI] (video) Apr 21, 2010

Charles Djou on Special Interests [HPI] Campaign commercial (video) Apr 21, 2010

Democrats' ad on Djou deemed false [Honolulu Star-Bulletin] Apr 10, 2010

DCCC Continues Negative Ad Campaign against Charles Djou [HPI] Apr 10, 2010

Djou Slams Mainland Democratic Group's Attack Ads [HPI] Apr 8, 2010

Mililani Talk Story with May Special Election Candidate Charles Djou [HPI] Video Apr 7, 2010

ATR: DCCC’s attack on Djou, Claims about the Taxpayer Protection Pledge ‘False’ [Hawaii Free Press] Apr 7, 2010

Charles Djou Campaign Commercial [HPI] (video) Mar 27, 2010

Charles Djou the Target of Dirty Politics [HPI] Mar 26, 2010

Hawaii congressional candidate Djou warns against ‘the nutcase in Pyongyang’
[The Daily Caller] Mar 10, 2010

Hawaii congressional candidate Djou waves signs at 4 a.m. every morning [The Daily Caller] Mar 10, 2010

Charles Djou on Fox's 'Red Eye' Djou manages to keep smiling in spite of some outrageous comments about Hawaii by the interviewer, who later says he was just joshing. (video) Feb 4, 2010

Is Charles Djou of Hawaii the Sequel to Scott Brown of Massachusetts? [National Review Online] Feb 1, 2010

Republican Charles Djou makes a push in Obama’s Hawaii home district [The Daily Caller] Jan 27, 2010

Obama's Ratings Charles Djou & Brian Schatz (D) give their perspectives [KGMB/KHNL video] Jan 12, 2010

Hawaii special-election rules give GOP hope [The Hill]

Charles Djou on the President's Economic Speech Yesterday [HPI] Wed, Dec 9, 2009

Brian Schatz (D) and Charles Djou on Obama [KGMB9 video] Oct 7, 2009

Brian Schatz (D) and Charles Djou on Afghanistan [KGMB9 video] Sep 23, 2009

Brian Schatz (D) and Charles Djou on National Health [KGMB9 video] Sep 9, 2009

Charles Djou hosts healthcare town hall meeting [YouTube] Part 1 of 4, Aug 27, 2009

Charles Djou hosts healthcare town hall meeting [YouTube] Part 2 of 4, Aug 27, 2009

Charles Djou hosts healthcare town hall meeting [YouTube] Part 3 of 4, Aug 27, 2009

Charles Djou hosts healthcare town hall meeting [YouTube] Part 4 of 4, Aug 27, 2009

Brian Schatz (D) and Charles Djou on Healthcare [KGMB9 video] Aug 26, 2009

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