Editor’s note: For Hawaii’s Nov. 4 general election, Civil Beat asked candidates to answer some questions.

The following came from Kawika Crowley, Republican candidate for U.S. representative for Hawaii’s 2nd Congressional District. Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, who has not responded to the questions, and Libertarian Joe Kent are also running.

The district includes all of the Windward, North Shore, Central, and Leeward regions of Oahu. It also includes the entire state outside of Oahu.

Go to Civil Beat’s Elections Guide for general information, and check out other candidates on the General Election Ballot.

Name: Kawika Crowley
Office: U.S. House of Representatives 2nd District
Party: Republican
Profession: Professional handyman/advertising consultant (ran my own full media ad agency for close to 15 years in Hilo)
Education: 3 1/2 years college
Age: 63
Community organizations: HIPAL Boxing Committee, 1991-1995; Hawaii Bar Owners Association, co-founder
Kawika Crowley

Kawika Crowley

1. Why are you running for the U.S. House of Representatives?

I am sick of big fat-ass government and crooked politicians.

2. Do you believe climate change is real? If so, what can the United States do to control carbon emissions?

Carbon is less than 2 percent of our atmosphere. Global warming is nothing but another big government hoax! BTW, the earth is flat.

3. Where do you draw the line between the government’s national security needs and the privacy of its citizens?

If you got nothing to hide, don’t worry about it.

4. Under what circumstances should America go to war?

When our homeland is attacked.

5. Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — how should the government continue to support these entitlements? Are reforms necessary?

None of these are sustainable past 2030. We must slowly begin the painful process of scaling back each one.

6. Congress has struggled in recent years to reach agreement on budget deficits, the national debt and spending in general. What would be your approach to fiscal matters?

I call it the five-year diet plan, whereby every agency in Washington, from the EPA to the FDA, begin the process of cutting 5 percent of each one’s budget every year. In five years we will have reduced our budget by a whopping 25 percent.

7. It has been difficult to bridge the partisan divide in Washington lately. How would you make a difference?

This is an ideological war between free market capitalism and Marxist socialism.  Those of us free market Conservatives must stand our ground to protect what our beloved Founding Fathers so brilliantly created.

8. What is your policy on immigration?

Secure the damned border!

9. What is your view of the role of the U.S. military in the islands?

They make up about a quarter of our GDP.  Love them!

10. What other important issue would you like to discuss here

Restoration Hawaiian nation! It is time to right the wrong.