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Rail is a matter of equity for West Oahu residents

By George R. Ariyoshi

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Oct 17, 2012

~~<p>Early in life I learned from my parents the value of okage sama de &mdash; which essentially recognizes that no person can accomplish anything without the help of many others. Any success you and I enjoy is a result of the efforts of many who have given us support directly or indirectly &mdash; from our immediate family to the larger community that collectively pays for the roads, schools and other public services we enjoy.</p>
<p>As a Democrat, I also subscribe to the belief that together we are greater than we are on our own, and that we all succeed when everyone gets a fair shot. This is why I became involved in politics in the first place &mdash; because I wanted to see everyone treated fairly and equally.</p>
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Early in life I learned from my parents the value of okage sama de — which essentially recognizes that no person can accomplish anything without the help of many others. Any success you and I enjoy is a result of the efforts of many who have given us support directly or indirectly — from our immediate family to the larger community that collectively pays for the roads, schools and other public services we enjoy.

As a Democrat, I also subscribe to the belief that together we are greater than we are on our own, and that we all succeed when everyone gets a fair shot. This is why I became involved in politics in the first place — because I wanted to see everyone treated fairly and equally. Login for more...



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