Editor’s Note: In June 2012, Civil Beat sent 10 questions to each of the candidates registered to run in the Aug. 11 primary for U.S. Representative Congressional District 2. Seven of the eight responded, including Kawika Crowley. The questions and answers are reproduced below in full. Read responses by Mufi Hannemann, Tulsi Gabbard, Esther Kiaaina and Bob Marx to see how Crowley’s positions compare to those of his main competitors. Click on each topic listed below to read Civil Beat’s question and Crowley’s response.Drone Strikes Transportation Federal Debt Economic Growth Health Care Policy Global Warming Bipartisanship District Distinctions 112th Congress Overlooked Issue
1. President Obama has significantly increased the use of drones to assassinate terrorist targets. The policy has been criticized for denying due process rights for at least one American target, and for the collateral killing of civilians. Do you support this policy — why or why not?
You damn right I support this policy. Due Process? We’re in a WAR for cryin’ out loud! Collateral Damage to civilians? I swear, had we fought WWII in the Politically Correct manner we fight our enemies today, we’d all be speaking German, Japanese, or Italian!!! BTW, only 2 things Obama has done right in his entire presidency is taking out the scumbag Ben Laden, and increasing the use of Drones. ↩ back to top
2. Transportation and infrastructure are critical to an island state — especially the neighbor islands. How would you work to increase federal support for Hawaii’s roads, airports and harbors?
We have the highest gas prices/gas taxes in the nation, AND the worst roads. I know of 3rd…
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