I live on the Big Island of Hawaii but I’m a Navy brat and first came to Oahu when I was in high school. In fact I am a Punahou alumnus -just like Obama, but they like him a lot more than me. The Big Island has more room to roam, fewer people, less crime and is more laid back than Honolulu. I owned a RE/MAX franchise for nearly 15 years, but retired a few months before the financial melt-down -which some would say was good timing . . . . ;o)
I’m married, but have no children (no kids, no pets- no offense PITA). We love to travel and have been all over Europe-both before and after the Euro. We have also traveled to Japan, Australia and New Zealand, Vietnam and Cambodia and the Philippines. Besides travel, my hobbies include golf and writing.
This is my 2nd blog (the other was a real estate blog) but more than just an outlet for my writing I feel a responsibility to try to make people aware of what is going on in our government and with our country. I write a monthly column for the West Hawaii Today on the U.S. Constitution. You can find these articles by searching this “Constitution Corner + Mikie Kerr.
Over the last several years, under both DEMS and the GOP, we have seen our freedom and liberties eroded by an over-stepping centralized government. Our Congress is totally out of touch with ‘We the People’. They do not represent or answer to us and have turned into a self-serving mob only interested in their own re-election.
The framers of the Constitution were federal powers minimalists. The checks and balances in our government are long gone. More and more, Congress does not even write the bills leaving that to special interest groups, and we know they don’t read the bills they pass -except for the part that exempts them from the laws they are so willing to impose on us.
Americans have lost so many freedoms and liberties we once took for granted. I fear we will lose more if people don’t stand up and have the courage to speak out. It’s time to Get Off Your Butts and do it before it’s too late!