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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Hawaiian Secession


I don't know how many of you are aware of the growing movement in Hawaii for secession from the United States. The method for this is to declare the islands an Indian Reservation, thus a "sovereign nation". (freehawaii.org)


(Fox News) HONOLULU – A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance.

Justice Anthony Kennedy's order also stops the certification of any winners pending further direction from him or the entire court.

Native Hawaiians are voting to elect delegates for a convention next year to come up with a self-governance document to be ratified by Native Hawaiians. Voting ends Monday.

A group of Native Hawaiians and non-Hawaiians is challenging the election, arguing Hawaii residents who don't have Native Hawaiian ancestry are being excluded from the vote. It's unconstitutional for the state to be involved in a racially exclusive election, they say.

...Those who support the election say it's an opportunity to create their own government for the first time since 1893, when American businessmen — backed by U.S. Marines — overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom.


And how different is that from the South's move to secede from the Union in 1860?


Of course, it's all about power.


Hawaii State Flag
Proposed flag of the independent nation of Hawaii

The Hawaiian economy is tied to tourism and to military bases that keep things rolling. It's also tied to a vast number of people on welfare. Where do they think the money will come from when the welfare is turned off, the military leaves and tourism dwindles as infrastructure crumbles?



19 comments:

  1. Too many people just don't think these things through.....

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    1. They want all of the white people off the island and to return it to a tribal paradise.

      (1) The US is unlikely to allow a state to secede. Once Hawaii is gone, Texas will be next...

      (2) Hawaiians are addicted to free cheese and ObamaPhones. Hawaii receives vastly more from the US than it gives. I think that they plan to "receive tribute" from the US.

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    2. LL needs to get educated and shut his yap.

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  2. Puerto Rico, another cheese state wanna be, is waiting in the wings. Wouldn't want to break the 50 symmetry.

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    1. We need to cast that millstone loose and let Puerto Rico be whatever they aspire to be without ObamaPhones.

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    2. I agree. There is too much free gumint cheese as it is.

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    3. The Puerto Ricans have had a great scam going for a long time and it's a one-way street with USA not getting anything but a slum on an island.

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  3. Read somewhere Texas has an option of splitting into five states. That would make things interesting.

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    1. The same is true of California. And when you consider how the state demographics are once you cut LA and San Francisco into their own states, the rest would go Republican.

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  4. Let 'em secede, I say. Hawaii is arguably the most racist state in the union. The native Hawaiians hate everybody who is not descended from the Hawaiian kings of old, and call us non-Hawaiians 'haolis.' It's a term of endearment.

    No it's not. They hate our white guts. Let them see how things go without Gringo/Haoli cash keeping them afloat. They will resemble Puerto Rico in a New York minute.

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    1. Yes, all of that is true.

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    2. No, ALL OF THAT IS FALSE. And it's HAOLE, not haoli.

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  5. I'd be HAPPY to turn off the lights and lock the gate at Pearl Harbor... :-)

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    1. Just let us get the Missouri out of there first!

      Make a nice book-end to the Iowa in L.A. harbor.....

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    2. They've already got The Spruce Goose.

      We'll give 'em the Queen Mary so they can have the original "matched set"!

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  6. Don't leave out the state of Arizona from the list. Our legislature votes on something like secession every few years. We would do it on principle, not because we were a bunch of anti-Western racists.

    http://www.azcentral.com/story/laurieroberts/2015/03/10/hb2368-arizona-house-executive-orders/24728555/

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    1. If you could include New Mexico, Texas, Arkansas, Mississippi, etc. it might work out better.

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