The Hawai‘i State Plan is not the end, it is a beginning. It is the beginning of us finally taking control of our destiny. It will serve notice that we know what is good for this State, what is proper and what is achievable.
We share an awesome responsibility, you and I, a responsibility that transcends this time and this place.
Direction comes only from an awareness of future problems and future needs and a willingness to step forward and address that future – as difficult and as overwhelming as that may sometimes be.
- Governor George R. Ariyoshi in his State-of-the-State Address to the Ninth State Legislature in Joint Session, State Capitol, Honolulu, January 23, 1978. Governor Ariyoshi stated that as representatives of the people of the state of Hawai‘i, it is the responsibility of the Legislature to find the right direction; the direction which will leave Hawai‘i in a better place than they found it.