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Voting: Party or Principle?

The Problem: Fat and Sassy Many of our so-called “political leaders” are concerned about the obesity of individuals out there in the public. They seem intent on saving them from their own “misbehavior”.  Yet, the governments that these folks operate are so morbidly obese in their own right that they

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If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

The following letter to the editor by Dick Rowland was published April 20, 2012 in Pacific Business News. ______________ The key question not answered in the article (4/6/12 Pacific Business News “Food businesses face fee hikes”) is why hike fees or hire more inspectors? What is the problem that needs

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Oh Me, Oh My, Why Can They Not Try?

by Dick Rowland The lead editorial in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on Sunday 2/19/12 “Teacher testing should be DOE responsibility” sure did, as usual when government education is the subject, miss the mark.

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Knowledge: Use it or Lose It

by Dick Rowland It is disturbing to me when individuals in our nation, including some media wonks, refer to the President of the USA as “our Commander-in-Chief.” The President is indeed Commander-in- Chief of the people in the armed forces of our nation. But, he or she is most assuredly

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Second to None or Next to Nothing

by Dick Rowland Personal liberty is the second language of human society. It was never widely spoken until along came Thomas Paine. This sparked the 56 founding fathers to unleash it in the Declaration of independence in 1776.

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Grassroot Institute Annual Report 2010

by Richard Rowland It’s a pleasure to present to you our Grassroot Institute of Hawaii annual report for 2010. We are proud of our accomplishments which include a whole lot of work by you, our faithful members and supporters. If anything in this report triggers a though about some action

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Voting: Party or Principle?

The Problem: Fat and Sassy Many of our so-called “political leaders” are concerned about the obesity of individuals out there in the public. They seem intent on saving them from their own “misbehavior”.  Yet, the governments that these folks operate are so morbidly obese in their own right that they

Read More →

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!

The following letter to the editor by Dick Rowland was published April 20, 2012 in Pacific Business News. ______________ The key question not answered in the article (4/6/12 Pacific Business News “Food businesses face fee hikes”) is why hike fees or hire more inspectors? What is the problem that needs

Read More →

Oh Me, Oh My, Why Can They Not Try?

by Dick Rowland The lead editorial in the Honolulu Star-Bulletin on Sunday 2/19/12 “Teacher testing should be DOE responsibility” sure did, as usual when government education is the subject, miss the mark.

Read More →

Knowledge: Use it or Lose It

by Dick Rowland It is disturbing to me when individuals in our nation, including some media wonks, refer to the President of the USA as “our Commander-in-Chief.” The President is indeed Commander-in- Chief of the people in the armed forces of our nation. But, he or she is most assuredly

Read More →

Second to None or Next to Nothing

by Dick Rowland Personal liberty is the second language of human society. It was never widely spoken until along came Thomas Paine. This sparked the 56 founding fathers to unleash it in the Declaration of independence in 1776.

Read More →

Grassroot Institute Annual Report 2010

by Richard Rowland It’s a pleasure to present to you our Grassroot Institute of Hawaii annual report for 2010. We are proud of our accomplishments which include a whole lot of work by you, our faithful members and supporters. If anything in this report triggers a though about some action

Read More →