Principle & Prosperity: Cam Answers the East Hawaii Coalition Questionnaire
Never one to shy away from a principled stand, Cam recently made his platform clear in his response the the East Hawaii Coalition Questionnaire. See his answers in full below:
1. What is your stand on the Same-sex marriage and why?
Opposed. I support Traditional Marriage as the union between one man and one woman. God created male and female as the bases for a family. It is a sacred union and foundation to raise up children as a mother and father.
2. What is your stand on Abortion and why?
Opposed. I am prolife. Abortion is the taking of an unborn child’s life—a unique and individual life. It is the government’s responsibility to protect innocent life. Abortion should not be permitted except to save the life of a mother. I will vote to confirm judicial nominees that uphold the sanctity of life.
3. What is your stand on Physician assisted Suicide and why?
Opposed. Healing and saving lives has always been the focus of medicine in America. The Hippocratic oath, which all physicians used to swear to, said they would not administer abortifacient nor take life. Physician assisted suicide is a perversion of the doctor’s sacred role and should remain illegal.
4. What is your stand on Gambling and why?
Opposed. Gambling has destroyed many families and individuals. It is addictive for many and damaging to society. We should be encouraging self-initiative and lifting people up rather than leaning on chance.
5. What is your stand on the legalization of marijuana and why?
Opposed. Marijuana, termed a gateway drug, tends to lead to other drug use and addiction. I believe Marijuana use discourages initiative, negatively influences individual judgment, and is hurtful to families, individuals and commerce.
6. What are your thoughts on Pono Choices?
Opposed. Pono choice is one of the worst attacks on our children, families and educational system I have ever witnessed. The content is completely inappropriate for the age of its target group (11-14 year old children). Every resource available should be brought to bear to halt this program and its links. The robbery of this wonderful word “Pono”, which means righteous (as in our State motto), is grievous. It has been used to camouflage a child destroying program, which is being forced down our educational system, against parents wills, by the Federal Government, in alliance with Governor Abercrombie.
7. What are the three greatest things that you feel you can accomplish as a US Senator?
1) Protect and strengthen the family by protecting religious, educational and economic liberty; restoring control of our education system to parents, teachers and local administrators and away from the Federal Government; defending freedom of speech and adherence to our US Constitution and Bill and Rights.
2) Reduce our cost of living in Hawaii by obtaining a U.S. ship-build exemption to reduce freight costs; simplifying the tax code; expediting tourist visas to strengthen tourism; reducing federal regulations on businesses and homeowners; encouraging companies and businesses to base themselves in Hawaii.
3) Maintain a strong defense and military presence in Hawaii by supporting our military families and servicemen and women in Hawaii and overseas; maintaining the funding for a strong US Military–particularly in our central location in the middle of the Pacific; respecting, honoring and caring for our Veterans and wounded in a timely manner.
8. Why do you want to run for U.S. Senate?
I am called to serve and make a difference in our state and nation. My service started from my youth as student body president at Kailua High and also in ROTC. I went on to serve as a U.S. Army Captain. I started my own business at the age of 14, which continues to run today. I served for three consecutive terms in the State Legislature and have been a financial advisor for 29 years. I have watched the state of our nation worsen. For the sake of generations to come we need new leadership to steer our nation back from its destructive course. I have been an outrigger canoe steersman from my youth and I will be that steersman for Hawaii and the nation.
I bring to the seat a free enterprise, entrepreneurial value system built on the traditions that made Hawaii and America strong and prosperous. I stand for the individual freedoms, family-centrist values, limited government, and freedom to speak and practice our individual religions. I will fight for economic and educational rights without government intrusion or domination. I want the people of Hawaii to be free and prosperous with a superior education system, strong families, and a tech and tourist economy that grows Hawaii. I will bring Aloha and the perspective and experience of a Steersman for Hawaii to the U.S. Senate. I cannot do it alone and I am asking for your vote and support.
— with Cam Cavasso and Tula Cavasso.