I decided to run for a local office in Hawaii County, because I don’t feel comfortable or ethical always complaining about the way things are, without actually doing something about it.

All of my life I have taken action. Whether it be protesting, challenging municipal or state laws in court, or running citizens initiatives to increase liberty.

In Hawaii county, I have been attending local political meetings, such as the County Council, or the UH Board of Regents, or attending local sovereignty meetings such as the Jennifer Ruggles townhall meetings, and visiting the camp at Mauna Kea with anti-USA sovereignty protesters.

There were several Native Hawaiians (Kanaka Maoli) people born and raised in Hawaii who supported the ideas that I am offering, and of course they were called names like “You nothing but a coconut”, “you nothing but a donkey”, (reminds me of a book I read by a local Kanaka fella that talks about this type of behavior as “Crabs in a bucket”, one tries to get out of the bucket, and 12 below him pull him back down).

I only got a few questions that had any relativity to the purpose of my campaign. Most everything else was insults.

First good questions:

Ryan Thompson What are the qualifications to be a candidate?

How long do you have to have lived in the county or state to become a candidate?

If you came from a different state meaning born in a different state and now live in Hawaii, does that disqualify you for being a candidate?

Is there a minimum requirement for how long you have lived here in the state to become a candidate?

Have you invested in Hawaii?

Do you have a company?
Do you provide employment?
Are you an employee ?
do you receive government benefits?

How will your Winning this position benefit Hawaiians in your area?

My answers

1. You have to have been registered to vote in Hawaii for at least 1 year

2. If you were born in another state, that does not count against you (nor does it in any other state)

3. You have to be a resident for at least a year

4 have I invested in Hawaii?
I have had a radio show in Hawaii since 2009. I have a LLC in Hawaii for technology. During the 2018 eruption I gave free tech support services up to $100 for anyone (including surveillance camera installs to help manager their property if they had to evacuate or other computer/ tech services.

I also do work shops on how to build geodesic dome homes.

I own a company here and I own one on the mainland

Do I receive government benefits?
I get Pua right now as a self employed person during the shutdown.

Another commenter who said he “ran for office once and got 18,000 votes”, told me:

The equal protection clause does not apply to labor. The Court has already spoken, but I sincerely doubt that you have read any actual opinions from the Court: FACIALLY NEUTRAL and CONTENT NEUTRAL LAWS DEVOID OF ANY DISCRIMINATORY PURPOSE/EFFECT WILL PASS RATIONAL BASIS REVIEW.

If you do not understand how to withstand an equal protection when formulating local law, then you should not be an office. If you assume that you have an absolute right to work during a pandemic, you are unfit to serve.

He also said (before I could respond

That would violate the dormant commerce clause and inhibit interstate trade which is the sole and explicit power of Congress. Your hypothetical is thus inapplicable if not illogical and irrelevant.

My response to him was

“The Dormant Commerce Clause is used to prohibit state legislation that discriminates against interstate or international commerce.”

You’re citing the clause in the wrong way, and I believe your interpretation of the constitution is backwards too. The constitution is the document which restricts government, not the opposite.

As for:

The 1st Amendment – The right to gather peacebly
The 5th Amendment – The right to freely travel

These are inalienable rights.

Do you understand what inalienable means?

And then also:

I see you are confusing issues.
When I say that “Equal protection is my message”.
That is an issues that is very relevant to Hawaii. I testified on February 28th at the Board of Ethics meeting in Hilo about the Equal Protection issues in Hawaii. Where SOME people get protections based on racial identity, and others do not get the same protections.

Reference here: (About minute 24)

As far as unalienable rights, the 1st, 5th, and 9th Amendment cover the issues of gathers, assembly, travel, and work.
Those are unalienable rights, meaning, (a legal definition) NON-NEGOTIABLE

“The right of a citizen to travel upon the public highways and to transport his property thereon in the ordinary course of life and business is a common right which he has under his right to enjoy life and liberty, to acquire and possess property, and to pursue happiness and safety. It includes the right in so doing to use the ordinary and usual conveyances of the day; and under the existing modes of travel includes the right to drive a horse-drawn carriage or wagon thereon, or to operate an automobile thereon, for the usual and ordinary purposes of life and business. It is not a mere privilege, like the privilege of moving a house in the street, operating a business stand in the street, or transporting persons or property for hire along the street, which a city may permit or prohibit at will.”

{THOMPSON V. SMITH, 155 VA. 367,154 SE 579 (1930)}
IT COULD NOT BE STATED MORE DIRECTLY OR CONCLUSIVELY THAT CITIZENS OF THE STATES HAVE A COMMON LAW RIGHT TO TRAVEL, WITHOUT APPROVAL OR RESTRICTION (LICENSE), AND THAT THIS RIGHT IS PROTECTED UNDER THE U.S CONSTITUTION.
“The right to travel is a part of the liberty of which the citizen cannot be deprived without due process of law under the Fifth Amendment.”
[KENT V. DULLES, 357 U.S. 116, 125 (1958)]
“The right to travel, to go from place to place as the means of transportation permit, is a natural right subject to the rights of others and to reasonable regulation under law. A restraint imposed by the Government of the United States upon this liberty, therefore, must conform with the provision of the Fifth Amendment that ‘No person shall be * * * deprived of * * * liberty * * * without due process of law’.”

{SCHACTMAN V. DULLES, 96 APP DC 287, 225 F.2D 938, AT 941}
INALIENABLE RIGHT REFERS TO RIGHTS THAT CANNOT BE SURRENDERED, SOLD OR TRANSFERRED TO SOMEONE ELSE, ESPECIALLY A NATURAL RIGHT SUCH AS THE RIGHT TO OWN PROPERTY. HOWEVER, THESE RIGHTS CAN BE TRANSFERRED WITH THE CONSENT OF THE PERSON POSSESSING THOSE RIGHTS.
SOURCES:
The Inalienable Right to Freely Travel:
https://FAMGUARDIAN.ORG/…/RIGHTS/TRAVEL/RIGHTTOTRAVEL.HTM
Inalienable rights:
HTTPS://DEFINITIONS.USLEGAL.COM/I/INALIENABLE-RIGHT/
Other States are having their “stay at home orders” overturned by the courts.
On May 5th Wisconsin Legislators filed a lawsuit against Governor Tony Evers, and the court ruled against the stay at home orders on May 13th 2020.
On May 13th 2020 several Oregon churches filed a lawsuit against the State of Oregon to overturn the “Stay at Home” orders by Governor Kate Brown, on May 14th 2020, the court overturned the stay at home orders, and freed the Oregon people from this tyranny.

More at: http://electryan.org/sign-the-petition-to-re-open-hawaii/

There was also a good question about traffic, roads, and rail. I will create another post specifically about that.

Ryan Thompson District 4 Hawaii County Council

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