Honolulu Advertiser, Sunday March 14, 2010, Letter to editor

I am a combat veteran from the Vietnam era, who served with the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, in 1969. My active duty began as a reservist attached to the Hawai’i National Guard’s 29th Brigade in 1968. At that time, Neil Abercrombie was a demonstrator against us, calling us names that was truly not Hawai’i.

Abercrombie and I have huge differences of both moral and economic issues. We are on opposite sides on national defense, as he voted against the Patriot Act in 2002. He supports same-sex marriage and testified in support of civil unions. He supports abortion, where I believe that life begins at conception. He supported the comprehensive health care bill pending in Congress, destroying the best health care system in the world.

I could forgive him for our many differences except for one, the Akaka bill. He believes in the racial separation of Hawai’i’s people without allowing for a plebiscite. His position is not pono. Hawai’i was and is a blend of many races and cultures. Hawai’i is of one people and Abercrombie wants us to be separated by race.

Governor? I don’t think so.

Jimmy Kuroiwa