Republican John Carroll has announced his intention to run for the U.S. Senate.
This will allow voters the opportunity to balance the congressional delegation from Hawaii that has been dominated by liberal Democrats.
“Our country has taken a turn in the wrong direction, and we need to restore a sense of shared values and national purpose,” Caroll stated.
He was elected 5 times to the Hawaii State Legislature and boasts of an extensive military career as a jet fighter pilot, an airline captain with Hawaiian Airlines. He practices law in Honolulu.
John offers a practical brand of conservatism, and has been consistent on important issues:
1. Lower Hawaii’s High Cost of Living by seeking relief from the archaic Jones Act.
2. Restore Ideological Balance on the National Agenda, by giving a voice to those in Hawaii who do not believe in the liberal policies espoused by all of our congressional delegation.
3. Re-invigorate The National and State Economy, by tax reduction, deregulation and promotion of the principles of the free enterprise system.
4. Demand Fiscal Accountability from local and national government. Cut costs and eliminate waste before incurring more debt or resorting to taxation.
5. Overhaul the Federal Tax Code. The existing tax laws have become convoluted, complex and unfair. We should seek simplification, a national sales or flat tax alternative, and eliminate the income tax and IRS
6. Adherence to the Integrity of Constitutional Law. Personal freedoms guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution are not negotiable; and not subject to judicial “modification.”
7. Re-establish Sustainable Agriculture and Aquaculture in Hawaii. Hawaii is now almost totally dependent on expensive imports for food and energy.
8. Enhance the public education system that has failed generations of young Americans and hastened the decline of the nation’s capacity to compete globally.
9. Defend Island Values and Environment. Hawaii’s unique resources and ecosystem must be protected for future generations.
10. Kanaka Maoli Justice. Resist the race-based “define and separate” policies inherent in the proposed Akaka Bill, and release land, in fee, directly to qualified native Hawaiians.