Mike Graham: Recognize Native Hawaiians now

"America has to undo a great wrong committed against the Native Hawaiian people. The illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiian Government on January 17, 1893 by the United States Government Minister John L. Stevens and a company of uniformed U.S. Marines and two companies of U.S. Sailors has to be dealt with now by reinstating the International legal Hawaiian historic government!

President Bush is being ill advised in making statements he will not support a race based Native Hawaiian Government, that is not the case on this issue. Native Hawaiians are a people, the U.S. Government recognized the former Native Hawaiian Government under these same International guide lines as it still does today toward other governments seeking U.S. recognition!. President Bush is aware America recognize's Middle Eastern countries that are set up based on race and religion!. President Bush should say a prayer, sign the bill and say Aloha.

The Akaka Bill (Senate Bill 310) and House Bill 505 is a good start toward America making amends to the Native Hawaii people. It should be given full support by House and Senate members to include President Bush. By not passing the Akaka Bill our federal government will be sending the wrong message to the world, "Do as we say, not as we do".

Today, America is engaged in a global war after terrorist events on 9-11. Native Hawaiians have enlisted in U.S. Armed Forces in large numbers to defend America in our time of need; when in reality their fighting and giving their lives defending the U.S. government, the very government that through show of force overthrew their government. I ask you, would you submit and fight for a government that overthrew America?"

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Mike Graham: President Bush Reinstate Native Hawaii Government Now (WEBCommentary 10/31)

Roll Call:
On Passage: Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act | On Motion to Recommit with Instructions | On Agreeing to the Resolution | On Ordering the Previous Question

Statement of Administration Policy:
H.R. 505 – Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2007 (October 22, 2007)

Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act:
H.R.505 | S.310

Relevant Links:
Office of Hawaiian Affairs - http://www.oha.org
Native Hawaiian Recognition - http://www.nativehawaiians.com

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