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joe@itagain
09-11-2011, 01:03 AM
Is Hawaii Really a State of the Union?

Hawaii illegally became a state in 1959, but it is important to keep in mind that Hawaii's independence was recognized via treaty by the United States (as well as all major nations of the world in the 19th century) and thus the situation with Hawaii is distinct from all other non-self-governing territories which were placed under Article 73 of the UN Charter. Hawaii should never have been a territory/colony of the United States, and it is not required to undergo a formal decolonization process at this time in order to restore independence.

The illegality of the overthrow and annexation are well documented in the United State's own official apology http://www.hawaii-nation.org/publawall.html

So Hawaii, under Article 73, was a part of the UN system, and was placed under the administering authority of the United States, which, to reiterate, agreed to "develop self-government, to take due account of the political aspirations of the peoples, and to assist them in the progressive development of their free political institutions..." with "due respect for the cultures of the peoples concerned..."

Did the United States fulfill this "sacred trust obligation"?

Any U.S. citizen who had resided in the islands for a year was allowed to vote, which included large numbers of American military servicemen and their families, who were essentially the occupation force that had illegally held Hawaii since the admittedly unlawful annexation in 1898.

Native Hawaiians would not have been allowed to vote if they refused to become American citizens. Immigrants from other countries who were not American citizens were not allowed to vote.

The island of Ni'ihau, which was almost totally Native Hawaiian, and was relatively free from the propoganda of statehood, voted overwhelmingly against statehood, as did the island of Lana'i.

In 1993 Congress and the President decided they had something to apologize for. Most of Public Law 103-150 deals with the events of the 1893 overthrow and the 1898 annexation. But one important clause relates directly to 1959 and the present:

"the indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United States, either through their monarchy or through a plebiscite or referendum." (emphasis added)

"National lands" means the entire archipelago of Hawaii.

"Inherent" means a birthright, given by Akua, that no one can take away.

"Sovereignty" means total authority and control over land and natural resources, and is virtually synonymous with independence under international law.

Sovereignty (partial definition):
"The supreme, absolute, and uncontrollable power by which any independent state is governed; supreme political authority; the supreme will; paramount control of the constitution and frame of government and its administration; the self-sufficient source of political power, from which all specific political powers are derived; the international independence of a state, combined with the right and power of regulating its internal affairs without foreign dictation; also a political society, or state, which is sovereign and independent."
- Black's Law Dictionary (Sixth Edition)

In other words, the United States Congress and President have acknowledged that the Hawaiian national population still maintains their birthright to control the land and natural resources of all of Hawaii as an independent country, despite the statehood vote.


A Petition here of people against the Union: http://libweb.hawaii.edu/digicoll/annexation/petition/pet003.html

http://www.hawaii-nation.org/1959ballot.jpg

check two
09-11-2011, 02:09 AM
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Edgar Erebus
09-14-2011, 05:00 PM
US was founded illegally, so what's your point?

WARPATH
09-15-2011, 07:47 PM
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