I would like to personally thank every one of my supporters in the recent Republican primary for the U.S. Senate. We came up short, but we proudly stood up for our conservative principles. Hopefully, those who move on as Republican candidates don’t forget that many other Republicans do not share their positions on one or more of the issues, and they should take into consideration the views and values of all Republicans as they continue their campaigns. Again, Mahalo for your hard work, contributions and support for my campaign. Aloha, John S. Carroll.
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Take the time to view this video and share it with your friends before the August 11th Republican primary. Be sure to vote, and please consider John Carroll when you chose the person you want representing you.
We don’t have mainland PAC’s to run television ads about how great we are, but what we do have is people like you. We need your help now to get our message out. I’ve prepared a simple flyer that can be sent via the internet by my supporters; downloaded and copied on your printers and posted in Facebook. I want you all to “like” it, to “resend” it, to “Twitter” it, to “Pin” it, and to send it to every single person on your email lists. I need you to do all of those things for me in these final weeks of the campaign. Because Republicans need to know they still have a choice.
I’ve picked four of the best reasons why no real Republican should vote for Linda Lingle in the August 11th primary:
John Carroll is asking his friends to send this message to everyone they know on the Internet.
1. Lingle renigged on the Taxpayer Protection Pledge she had signed by allowing the largest tax increase in the history of Hawaii; she allowed the rail excise tax surcharge. I have signed the No New Tax pledge this year and Lingle has not.
2. Like many conservative Republicans, I am pro-life. Lingle has always been pro-choice, and is soft on Obamacare. While I view Obamacare to be an intrusion on the constitutional separation of Church and State, Mrs. Lingle see’s no such problem.
3. I think that the archaic Jones Act is the main reason that our economy in Hawaii suffers and our cost of living is 30% (at least) higher than it should be. This old law protects Matson and A&B’s virtual monopoly on shipping to Hawaii, and drastically limits our ability to ship local products out and import the materials our businesses need to compete. Lingle supports the Jones Act, and takes massive amounts of campaign contributions from A&B and Matson. I have taken NO money from PAC’s, and will represent the peoples’ interests, not those of my big contributors.
4. And worst of all, Lingle has renounced the very principles of the Republican Party. She can’t even bring herself to be called a Republican; choosing instead to label herself a “bipartisan.” She has refused to debate her Republican rivals, and proceed to run against her assumed opponents in the General Election, where she sounds like a Democrat and supporter of President Obama. She has so arrogantly assumed her victory in the Republican Primary that she has proceeded to throw our values and principles “under the bus.” Stand up for what we Conservatives believe, and let Mrs. Lingle know that you are not sheep to be herded in line with her political ambitions. Stand up for your beliefs, and stand with me!
PLEASE HELP ME GET THIS IMPORTANT MESSAGE OUT TO OUR FELLOW REPUBLICANS BY AUGUST 11TH.
At a recent talk-story luncheon hosted by the Junior Chamber of Commerce of Honoulu (Young Professionals), John Carroll held aloft a copy of Linda Lingle’s speech to the Associated Builder’s and Contractors from July 10th. See the complete transcript in Hawaii Reporter – http://www.hawaiireporter.com/lingle-defends-jones-act-shipping-law/123
“Mrs. Lingle is so confident that she will be rubber-stamped as the Republican candidate for the Senate, that she is already talking like a Democrat,” said her opponent in the primary, John Carroll. How can you stand in front of construction industry business owners and tell them they have to pay 25 to 30% more for materials because of the archaic Jones Act?”
Carroll further pointed out that Lingle’s lunge to the left was punctuated by her endorsement of President Obama’s pro-Jones Act position.
“She is no longer even running as a Republican ,” stated Carroll.
Carroll said that the Jones Act is a relic of the 1920’s, and that Mrs. Lingle speech supporting it touted equally old and irrelevant arguments. Carroll said that the Jones Act today simply maintains the virtual monopoly on shipping serving Hawaii, forcing up everyone’s cost of living by as much as 30%. He also said that it also cripples Hawaii’s economy because of its protectionist mandate. By refusing to allow free trade to Hawaii we are doomed to a non-competitive, stagnant economy because of cost of materials and shipping.
Carroll shot down Lingle’s argument about national security. He said the Department of Defense doesn’t even limit itself to domestic hulls when it deploys troops because of the exorbitant costs.
“This has nothing to do with national defense as it might have back in the 1930’s.” said Carroll. “Now it’s about paying off unions and protecting vested interests of the shipping monopolies that have a strangle hold on Hawaii.”
He took exception to Lingle’s statement that she would “study” the problem if elected.
“Lingle has eight years as governor to study the problem,” said Carroll. “We don’t need more studies we need this law repealed or an exemption for Hawaii.”
Carroll added, “Linda had an opportunity to do something about this damaging law, and instead took money from A&B and Matson…and helped hold it in place. Lingle already sold out the Republican Party and now she’s sold out every single resident of the State.”
Read more about John Carroll’s position on the Jones Act: https://carroll4senate.wordpress.com//?s=jones+act
BY JOHN CARROLL – The recent Supreme Court ruling on the legality of Obamacare opens the door to more administrative taxes on our citizens. Justice Roberts rightly points out the conflict of Obamacare and the commerce clauses of the U.S. Constitution, He then, inexplicably, allows it to go through anyway.
I will fight to repeal Obamacare as a U.S. Senator. I will also fight to re-establish the constitutionally mandated boundaries of the executive branch of the government.
The socialization of healthcare has a certain popular appeal to those who haven’t thought through the costs and ramifications for personal freedom that this system will create.
I will support the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, with the repeal of Obamacare as one of the many, many reasons why we need his leadership in the White House.
And a special mahalo to Lord Christopher Monckton who gave our supporters at Pinky’s a rousing speech on the myths of global warming. Lord Monckton also endorsed John Carroll for the U.S. Senate, saying, “If you believe in the U.S. Constitution and conservative values, John Carroll is your man!”
Lord Monckton has been described as the “high priest of global warming skepticism.” He is a past advisor to Margaret Thatcher and an outspoken voice for conservatism and common sense. He has endorsed John Carroll’s candidacy for the U.S. Senate and will be the featured speaker at John’s Windward Fundraiser at Pinky’s Pupu bar and Grill, Friday, June 8th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Pinky’s is located at 970 Kalaheo Ave. in Kailua. You can call in your RSVP to Keith at 358-3414 and purchase your tickets at the door. Your contribution of $100 per person will help John get his message out to others. Mahalo! FOR MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE
John let Linda Lingle know she was missed at today’s debate.
I’m John Carroll, and I’m running for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate,” said Carrol. “I’m running against Linda Lingle…and she’s just running….from me.”
According the CivilBeat: “Republican Senate candidate John Carroll was the clear winner when it came to endearing himself with the audience,” in their early coverage story Hirono and Case Scrap, But Carroll Wins Laughs.
CB also acknowledged John’s serious side, and Lingle’s propensity to duck debating him:
“Carroll certainly made a case for his argument that his primary opponent, Linda Lingle, should debate him — for example, criticizing her failure to get an EIS for the Hawaii Superferry.
But Lingle won’t join Carroll at any campaign appearance, and Hannemann, who heads the lodging association, said Lingle’s campaign told him that the candidate ”does not participate in primary appearances.”
WATCH THE RE-BROADCAST OF THE DEBATE ON KITV AT 4:00 PM THIS SATURDAY, JUNE 2ND.