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Carroll Calls On Supporters to Wage a Social Media Blitz.

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!


Series of Bad Bills Assault the U.S. Constitution

Protecting the U.S. Constitution is the primary responsibility of every elected official.

By John S. Carroll

Just this week two bills came under withering public criticism. SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act,) PIPA (Protect IP Act) were withdrawn after a highly publicized one-day Internet protest that featured huge Web enterprises like Wikipedia, Google, ReadIt and WordPress blacking out their sites and instructing their visitors to protest the bills to their elected officials. The bills, while purporting to protect intellectual property and attack the online piracy of things like music and movies also included language that made it possible for the government to unilaterally censor or shut down any Web operations it wanted. This blatant infringement of free speech, and affront to the U.S. Constitution was tucked into the small print. Was this just sloppy legislation, or something more pernicious…a deliberate assault on our civil liberties?

Less that a month ago, another bill with even more potential constitutional damage slipped through. The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) was signed into law on New Year’s Eve by President Obama, after he had promised to veto it. According to the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) this gives the U.S. President military authority to arrest and hold anyone, anywhere, for an unlimited amount of time without charges or due process. This includes American citizens on American soil in direct violation of the 5th and 6th Amendments of the Bill of Rights.

All four of Hawaii’s Washington contingent voted in favor of this bill!

Terrorism has replaced Communism as the bogeyman used to spook the American public into yielding their constitutional rights to what could easily become a police state run under martial law. President Obama knew this bill was flawed when he signed it. He felt compelled to add an addendum or “clarification” that said these new powers would never be used against American citizens. His promise, unfortunately, is not binding on future administrations. This law must be fixed.

I strongly believe that defense of the U.S. Constitution is the primary responsibility of every elected official, and that the passage of laws that attack the foundation of our civil liberties, whether by negligence or design, borders on disastrous irresponsibility. SOPA and PIPA, under the guise of protecting our entertainment industry, laid the groundwork for political suppression. NDAA, largely a procurement authorization, contains its own toxic time bomb whose worse case would result in American gulags, or North Korean-style political re-education camps.

Our constitution is America’s defining achievement. It is what has allowed the United States to attain greatness and has established our nation as the protector of human civil liberties. As your next U.S. Senator, I promise you that protecting the U.S. Constitution, and fending off these heinous attempts to chip away at the very backbone of the American spirit will be my unwavering priority.

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