Below is the just published update of the situation of SR 159
First I want to express my own thoughts:
Personally, I find it a shame that the „State legislature“ did not notice this particular change, or even wasted it! They were not aware of the importance and took it on the light shoulder. I wonder what’s really behind it? Didn’t the people who had to make the decision see the big picture? What are the motivations or facts that these people disagreed? Have they been manipulated by other „people“ or more? Why didn’t they want it? Questions come to me. So next week I’m trying to arrange an interview with Leon Siu and Poka Laenui to get more information and to discuss it.
Well, the State legislature had its chance to do the right thing, but the Senate Hawaiian Affairs committee chose kill SR 159, thus allowing discrimination against Hawaiian nationals.
The discussion showed again that these Hawaiian-American legislators are profoundly deaf, dumb and blind about the issue of NATIONALITY. No matter what we say, they think we’re asking them to create a new protected class or gain some kind of special privilege. They say this is not their kuleana, which is actually correct… they have no authority to create a new protected class or to recognize a sovereign nation. But that was not what we were asking them to do. What we very nicely saying is that your own laws say you’re not supposed to discriminate against a Hawaiian because of his/her nationality, just like you’re not supposed to discriminate against any other person because of his/her nationality. How hard is that?
The good thing is, the cat’s out of the bag. Just because the legislators chose ignore it, doesn’t make the problem go away. They can’t claim didn’t know about discrimination. We told them. Thus, they are now knowingly and willingly aiding and abetting discrimination.
Now that they blew their chance to make this right, it’s time to play hardball… CIVIL RIGHTS LAWSUITS! … stay tuned.
Comments and Questions:
- Thk u Leon, this is showing how they dominate any legislation… mention it but drop it like a fly!
You still was heard!
- Why isnt the UN and NLG doing anything about it? Just curious.
- This is the year we change the game. We need heirs to claim their ancestors lands and take
control of the buildings that sit on those lands then activate our government and stop the fake state from carrying on their American ways.
- Holllld up….if Hawaiian language is ok to use in court with a translator, then they recognize and are cognizant of our existence…so, what exactly is the problem? Because if the Corporation had <employment opportunities> with Filipino **nationals** on their military installations as civil jobs…why not extend that same diplomacy over to Hawaiian Kingdom Subjects? Oh…because we are not obligated to have any contracts with nuclear powers…
- Mahalo Uncle Leon for everything you do for us and our future.
- Leon Siu The legislators are acting deaf, dumb and blind so they don’t have to do anything about this huge problem of Hawaiian Nationality. The very presence of Hawaiian nationals is an existential threat to the State of Hawaii. The fact that Hawaiian nationals exist and are growing in numbers, is demolishing any U.S. claim to our Hawaii… Even with years of harassment, persecution, deprivation, strangulation and suffocation, they couldn’t make us go away… In fact, hardship has made us stronger and more determined. Sister Haunani Kay Trask in 1993 cut right to the chase when she declared at ʻIolani Palace, „We are not Americans“… „We will never be Americans“ … „We will die Hawaiians“… and I say, before we die… „WE WILL LIVE AS HAWAIIANS!“ EO! Aloha ʻĀina!
- this legisloter not fm hawaii most of them from other state
- That’s what I dont get she proposed it yet went backwards. It’s like waiving candy in front a keiki teasing them. Disgusted and now I mahalo them so much more because we rise higher! In stronger opposition mode! Still why isnt the UN and NLG stepping up more?
Mahalo uncle Leon Siu
- How was the vote broken down? Did they comment? What did they say?
Mahalo for this important work, Leon Siu. In many ways, this is a good outcome, as it shows that a goodwill appeal was proactively made to the State for basic, decent recognition – and it was denied. This is a great addition to the list, to back up the position that we are trying our best to work toward peaceful resolution, in asking for international backup. Mahalo nui for doing all of this!
- Leon Siu I watched their comments online. They tried to sound thoughtful and profound but were pretty inane. They were clueless about what the resolution was asking them to do. But itʻs okay because the resolution was like a trick question. No matter what the outcome, it establishes that discrimination is going on and the only question was how are you going to stop it? Itʻs like asking a public official, „Can you tell us, when did you stop beating your wife?“
- Who’s on the SenateHawaiian Affairs Committee? Could be Asian colonial (local) attitudes prevail among them! Therefore, they would not or will (can) not understand the discrimination that exists toward na lahui!