Pacific American-News Journal
Kepakemapa (September) 1996 Volume 2 Issue 9
Native Hawaiian Vote led by
by Samuel Kealoha, Trustee, Moloka`i and
One more time, for those who have missed the canoe and are
still confused concerning the plebiscite/Native Hawaiian
Vote, and the reasons why this is a fraudulent SCAM!
Fair, Open and Democratic is an outright lie, the
facts are clear, the outcome has been predetermined.
Voting Binds our people to the state's process. It
is to block any future attempts of our people in resolving the
sovereignty question. International law expert,
Professor Francis A. Boyle, of the University of Illinois at
Champaign, has concluded that, by going forward with the
OHA/HSEC'S scam, the odds are quite high, that we
will be unjustly deprived of our right to a plebiscite or
referendum, and thus ultimately deprived of our rights to
self determination as required by international law and as
recognized by the Apology Resolution.
In response to Prof. Boyle's mana`o, HSEC requested that Prof.
Jon M. Van Dyke reply. It should be noted Prof. Van Dyke is a
long time paid consultant to OHA. He asserts that the U.S. Indian
model, and not international law, is applicable in this instance.
In support of his position he cites his own law review article in
which he concludes that through the plebiscite HSEC
and OHA can become the new Native Hawaiian nation and that
federal recognition would follow to allow OHA and HSEC to
deal with the state and federal government on a
government-to-government basis. In 1995, two federal bills
were secretly introduced in the U.S. Congress for this purpose,
unbeknownst to our people. The bills seek to limit the
sovereignty rights of our people by recognizing Native Hawaiians
as an Indian tribe, which would relegate Native
Hawaiians to wardship status under the U.S. federal
government and the recognition criteria under the law would set
back our right to sovereignty, self-determination and the right
to our land!
HSEC states that a disclaimer is placed on each ballot which
reads: The Native Hawaiian Vote does not surrender any
claim against the U.S.A. or the state including but not limited
to lands, historical social-economic-cultural injury, sovereignty
or any right of self-determination. But, this disclaimer
does not address the true purpose of this vote! Nor does this
vote seek the immediate relinquishing of our sovereignty claims,
but rather it seeks to insure that our people have relinquished
control over to a process approved of and controlled by the state
and the federal government!
Whether our people vote yes or vote no
the state and federal, government wins and we lose. It assures
that the legislature framework, process and control will be
maintained, and that the state has the right to
reinstitute a new or similar process in the future. Given the
track record of America, it will be used to limit the options of
our people to the controlled process of the state, rather than
one consistent with international law.
The state plebiscite and the Federal recognition
bills are part of a plan to insure that OHA as the new
Native Hawaiian nation that functions as a
gadoot government. This is the real purpose
shake and bake status quo political organization, in
the likes of Hui Kalai`aina, say you have the
power to make OHA pono.
HSEC realizes that they are supposed to comply with
international law, decoloniaztion is mentioned in
their literature, but they fail to comply with the most basic
aspects of decolonization.
HSEC declares that the word plebiscite has been
changed to Native Hawaiian Vote. But the
definition of the plebiscite, is a vote of people.
This further exposes why HSEC is not independent from
the state, and why they purposely misled our people and the
general public by using the term Native Hawaiian
The state has a direct interest in controlling the process,
approximately 95 percent of the lands under the control of the
state are ceded lands, lands originally belonging to
the Hawaiian Kingdom that are supposed to be returned to our
people. For this reason our honorable legislative bozos waived
the conflicts of interests law, even though our people largely
remain uninformed of the nature and consequence of this vote.
The state plebiscite/Native Hawaiian Vote is being
led by HSEC gadoots, and is consistent with the
practice and policy of the U.S. government to promote
plebiscites, and variously named elections and votes
in countries around the world which purport to be fair,
open and democratic. These elections, however are
strategically designed to result in an outcome favorable to the
U.S. government's political, economic and military interest!
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