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Hawaii for the Hawaiians?

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There’s a bill in the Senate that would segregate ethnic Hawaiian people and public lands from the state of Hawaii. It’s known as “Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2009”.

Senator Akaka (D-HI) has been trying to get this through since 2000.

According to the Wall Street Journal, in an editorial titled Aloha, Segregation:

… the bill would transfer a percentage of public-owned lands to a native Hawaiian government within the state of Hawaii. The legislation would collect some 400,000 ethnic Hawaiians scattered across the country into a newly affiliated tribe, eventually endowed with the powers of a sovereign state, including freedom from state taxes and regulations and separate police power.

Under the Akaka bill, someone will have to divine exactly who qualifies as a Native Hawaiian. In the bill’s current version, the determination would be handled by a nine member commission staffed by experts in native Hawaiian genealogy.

That, says the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, amounts to racial discrimination and would “subdivide the American People into discrete subgroups accorded varying degrees of privilege.”

There’s a lot of resistance to the bill, even from the Hawaiians:

Stop the Akaka Bill

There have been many shady dealings with Senators Akaka and Inouye lately. So far the Akaka Bill is unavailable to the public until sometime next week after mark ups.

That seems very shady.
. . .
Obama and Akaka are revving to set us up

Despite Hawaiians voicing their opposition to the Akaka Bill they continue to try to set up a trust relationship between Hawaiians and the federal government without the consent of Hawaiians.

There’s more to this issue – we’ll post more, later.

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Written by freedomactionnow

December 18, 2009 at 3:41 pm

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  1. While the Senator seems to live up to his name, as he is a pile A Kaka, he’s been on a tear since well before 2000 with his plan to establish what in essence amounts to an indiginous peoples’ reservation within the islands. There are a few problems with that.

    The “natives” are polynesians who migrated into the islands, so they actually are no more indiginous than the palefaces and Japanese.

    Moreover, were they to succeed in their effort, it’s a sure bet that La Raza would demand similar nation-status. Where does it end? Rather than a melting pot, American would become balkanized.

    Max

    December 19, 2009 at 10:14 am

    • Maybe we could just split up into separate states again (as in 1770 or so). After a while (decades or so), they might re-form into Republics (Republic of the NorthWest, …..)

      The District of Columbia would be a separate city-state, sorta like the Vatican (but all other parallels vanish).

      The Hawaii Bill syas that you’re a “native Hawaiian” if you can prove you had ancestors on the islands in 1800s, when we decided we’d just assimilate the Islands (or in another place, in the late 1700s). I wonder if there are that many certifiable certificates going back that far.

      It also seems odd that the bill is going through the Bureau of Indian Affairs.

      La Raza, through their activist arm, MEChA, already thinks – and tells anyone who’ll listen – that the whole SouthWest (up to Oregon) is really Mexican territory and they want it back.

      But still, we won it, fair and square.

      freedomactionnow

      December 21, 2009 at 11:27 am

  2. The idea of re-splitting into separate Republics could work in some parts of the country (Texas comes to mind). In the Pacific Northwest, however, we’d end up with Ecotopia, which would include Oregon, Washington, and Northern California. We’d all be living in an AlGore Paradise.

    Max

    December 26, 2009 at 4:08 pm


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