Video: SHOPO President talks to Grassroot Institute

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 in Better Government |

Responsible for representing one of the largest police unions in the nation, the president of the State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers Tenari Ma’afala tells Dr. Akina that his role is more than a negotiator of contracts.  Ma’afala says he is called to be a model of good character and a true servant-leader.  Despite his emblems of authority, including a badge, rank and weapons, Ma’afala insists that the most...

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President Price Hike

Posted by on Feb 26, 2013 in Better Economy, Better Government, Blog |

By Tom Giovanetti, President of the Institute for Policy Innovation The “right” price for anything is the price that results from the interaction between supply and demand in a functioning marketplace. There’s nothing controversial about that—it’s how anyone with the most basic understanding of economics understands price. Governments often cannot resist meddling with prices. Typically, when a government intervenes in a market to...

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Grassroot Perspective: The Continuing PLDC Saga, Hirono on Judiciary and Susan Rice Withdraws From Nomination

Posted by on Dec 17, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “Small business is the gateway to opportunity for those who want a piece of the American dream … that’s where miracles are made, not in Washington, D.C.” –Ronald Reagan   LOCAL NEWS Money, power and moral hazard: Is Hawaii’s Public Land...

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Grassroot Perspective: Opinion Poll Manipulation, Teachers Unions and Can Government Stop A Hurricane? (Hint: No.)

Posted by on Nov 5, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

by Danny de Gracia, II A weekly liberty briefing and news guide to keep you informed and prepared on what’s UP to more freedom or DOWN to bigger, more intrusive government. Quote of the Week: “Let us not despair but act. Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past – let us accept our own responsibility for the future.” – John F. Kennedy Local...

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Grassroot Perspective: Feeding the Machine, the Akaka Bill Rises Yet Again, and More

Posted by on Sep 14, 2012 in Better Economy, Better Government, Better Society, Blog |

This article was originally published here on Hawaii Reporter. Scanning the week’s national news, views and clues with you and yours in mind By Malia Hill Quote of the Week: “The more laws, the less justice.”—Cicero Each week, we’ll be monitoring the web to find the most interesting, challenging, or important items for those who are concerned about liberty, accountability, and big government.  Here are some of the highlights from the...

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