Partners in crime
The last I checked, the Hawaii State Constitution affirms:
“All political power of this State is inherent in the people; and the responsibility for the exercise thereof rests with the people. All government is founded on this authority.”
If that’s still the case, I question the authority of our elected bodies to form so-called “public-private partnerships” without consent of the people. That is, I wonder if the Public Land Development Corporation is legal? The fear for us, of course, is that we are incrementally handing control of government to unelected, unregulated corporate powers–which is not what the framers of the U.S. Constitution had in mind. The fact that these “public-private partnerships” appear to be a trend across our nation, on every level of government, does not make it any less frightening.
Richard Morse Honolulu, HI