As long as they refund every cent spent by mainland tourists, reimburse the cost of every business investment, and take Obama back permanently, they can have it. It’s a blue state anyway, so less electoral votes for the DemProgs.
From Hawaii News Now.
WAIMANOLO, Hawaii (AP) – Native Hawaiians could be in line for federal recognition similar to many American Indian tribes. But the issue is inflaming distrust between moderates who support the idea and others who want to see the Hawaiian Kingdom restored.
Before Hawaii became a tourist mecca, the islands were ruled by royal families. The kingdom was overthrown by a group of American businessmen in 1893.
The federal government is now mulling a relationship with Hawaiians that could protect more than 200 programs and secure millions in federal money. Advocates have been seeking federal recognition for more than a decade.
Hawaiian nationalists insist that the kingdom should be restored. Their dominance of the debate could threaten a proposal that could give Native Hawaiians privileges enjoyed by other native groups.
Some of the best comments:
Mark Smith · Top Commenter · Regional Manager – Sales & Marketing at Case New Holland
Brian Parnell I agree…and cut off ALL federal
monies, tourism, and relations at the same time.
Let’s see how long it takes to return to cannibalism…
– we would love to. Just make sure
to pay us back for all the infrastructure and
welfare payments for the last 100 years.
Elliot Williams · Rhodes College
If the US had not been there already another
power would have laid claim to the land due to
the island’s strategic position in the Pacific,
probably the Empire of Japan. Then we would be
reading about your extinct culture cited as a part
of the war crimes leveled against the Japanese
following WWII in our history books at school.
Not to mention the amount of “Native” marines
and Sailors we would have had to sacrifice to
retake the Islands, which would have caused
even more collateral damage to your people. As
it stands, your proud heritage is intact and you
became part of the most powerful, free country in
the history of the world that tolerates even people like you.
Christine Golden · Top Commenter · None of your business University
Brian Parnell : As long as Hawaii is willing to foot
the bill for its own military and defense, I have no
problem with Hawaii leaving the Union. But don’t
expect to have your cake and eat mine, too.
Jimmy Fisher · Top Commenter · Burnet High School
Brian Parnell 1941-45, the Japanese Imperial Army
would have slaughtered and/or enslaved
everyone on your precious island kingdom.
Bob Jackson · Key West, Florida
Yes its the white man fault, again, guess they want to go
back to a chief, multiple “wives”, slavery, murder in the name
of the volcano god and pedophilia sounds great.
Hawaii wasn’t exactly a land of peace, love, and kumbaya before the white businessmen showed up.
Just go ahead and cut them loose. Make them produce passports to visit America and apply for visas if they want to work or go to school here. If they overstay their visit or if they come in illegally, boot them out like other illegal aliens.
I’m all for it.