Report from the Hawaii Republican Assembly – Last week former Republican State Representative Gil Riviere announced his intent to leave the Hawaii Republican Party. It is difficult to understand how one’s principles can align with one party last week and another this week.
However, if legislative votes this past session are a criterion for party affiliation, almost all the current Republican legislators should change parties, including Riviere’s expected opponent, Richard Fale. Party principles should not be a moving target.
But here are some of the major problems
- When our legislators support the Democrat caucus
- When top-tier party candidates campaign on the left
- When a message-less, voiceless Party Chair cedes the right . . .
. . . it leaves Republicans and anyone else saying “so what” – because there is no difference.
Many Hawaii Republicans have quit participating because the Party stands for nothing. If the Hawaii Republican Party adopts conservative principles and:
- Provides that message to the people of Hawaii
- Insists Republican candidates in Hawaii campaign on conservative principles as the alternative to oppressive liberal government
- Insists Republican legislators maintain and vote a conservative position . . .
. . . then the Republican Party will present a clear alternative choice to the people of Hawaii.
However, the above solutions have not been practiced; therefore, the Hawaii Republican Party has seriously declined in the last 15 years. The chart below depicts the declining numbers of elected Republicans in state government:
The Hawaii Republican Assembly wants to assist our party in reversing this trend.
Specifically, we want to enlist YOUR help by soliciting your input.
PLEASE REPLY TO THIS E-MAIL AND SEND HIRA YOUR TOP THREE IDEAS FOR PUTTING THE HAWAII REPUBLICAN PARTY ON A TRACK TO VICTORY.
We will present these top ideas to delegates and party leaders at the upcoming State Convention in two weeks (Saturday, May 18, 2013). The results will also be posted on HIRA’s soon-to-be-unveiled website: www.HawaiiRepublicanAssembly.com.