Akaka Bill: Supporters Appear While Those who Oppose the Akaka Bill are Unable to Afford to Fly to Washington DC

By , August 7, 2009 12:44 pm
Stop the Akaka Bill. Photo credit: FreeHawaii.info

Stop the Akaka Bill. Photo credit: FreeHawaii.info

Akaka Bill: Supporters Appear While Those who Oppose the Akaka Bill are Unable to Afford to Fly to Washington DC

Once again the local press colludes with the “state” of Hawai’i to try to make it seem as though the Akaka Bill aka the Native Hawaiian Government Act of 2009 is a “good” thing. (It’s not.)

In today’s Honolulu Starbulletin the editors write:

“During the past decade, members of Hawaii’s congressional delegation have worked to pass legislation allowing for the reorganizing of a native Hawaiian government that was overthrown in 1893. Their legislation sets up a process for that reorganization and would allow native Hawaiians to be treated on par with more than 560 American Indian tribes and Alaska natives.”

Seen at http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20090807_Akaka_Bill_supporters_make_case_at_hearing.html

However the vast majority of Hawaiians oppose the Akaka Bill and have done so in writing.

Of course it did not help when former President Bush encouraged racist people from spewing out their racism:

“That is a marked shift from the Bush admin-istration’s viewpoint. Two years ago the White House threatened to veto a comparable bill, saying it would “formally divide sovereign United States power along suspect lines of race and ethnicity.”

Seen at http://www.starbulletin.com/news/20090807_Akaka_Bill_supporters_make_case_at_hearing.html

The Hawaiian Kingdom and its citizens are separate from the United States yet they extrapolate that the two nations and their nationalities are commingled.

However they are separate and distinct so former President Bush did a disservice to Hawaiians by implying that the Akaka Bill separates people by race and ethnicity. The Akaka Bill affects Hawaiians by nationality not by race and/or ethnicity.

That is partly why it is important to kill the Akaka Bill.

Not only does it try to set up a trust relationship between Hawaiians and the federal government without their express written consent so that they try to transfer their title… but the Akaka Bill  is also used as a tool by some racist people to spew their racism singling out and targeting Hawaiians based on their national origin (i.e. Ko Hawai’i Pae Aina.)

On the other hand one GREAT thing was that former President Bush was set to veto the Akaka Bill. It SHOULD be vetoed.

 

In the midst of this we can see those filled with hatred come out of the woodwork. They espouse vile statements about the Hawaiian people using the Akaka Bill as atool to do so.

Hopefully some members of the Republican party will step up and say “No… we will not tolerate doing Hawaiians wrong by setting up a trust relationship with Hawaiians without their consent in order to transfer their title without their consent.”

 

Time will tell if the will of the Hawaiian people is heard.