Monday, April 24, 2017

The Huffington Post - April 23, 2017 - By Leon Siu


In a surprise move, the attorney general of the so-called State of Hawai`i filed a lawsuit in federal court for an injunction against President Trump’s recent policy restricting entry into the US by travelers from certain countries. The State of Hawai`i intends to defy the president’s executive order by declaring itself a “sanctuary state.”

The lawsuit is a surprise move because the State of Hawai`i has always dutifully towed the line in enforcing US Federal immigration policies.

In fact, the state has gone overboard in utilizing the cover of US immigration policies to apply the status of “undocumented” to Hawaiian nationals — those Hawaiians living in the Hawaiian Islands and who assert they are subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom, residing in the Hawaiian Kingdom. The reason the state has a strong aversion to Hawaiian nationals is that their very existence and their claim of sovereignty, repudiates the legitimacy of the “State of Hawai`i.”

There is a guy named Bobby Warren sitting in the Hawai`i County Correctional Center who has been held there by orders from a state judge for the past 10 months. He has not been charged with any crime and yet, he is being detained by the state. The writ of habeas corpus filed on his behalf last September was ignored. The state judge refuses to let Bobby out even though holding him without charge is a serious violation of the most fundamental rights guaranteed under their own state, and the US constitutions.

Why is Bobby Warren being detained in a Hilo jail? It is not because he is kanaka maoli, a descendant of the original inhabitants of these islands. It is not because he committed any crime. It is because he is a Hawaiian national; a subject of the Hawaiian Kingdom; a man who says Hawai`i — not the US — is his country; a man who insists he lives in the Hawaiian Kingdom, not the fake “State of Hawai`i.”

And he is not the only one. Every year the “State of Hawai`i” routinely tickets, arrests, tries, fines, jails and otherwise harasses and persecutes dozens, if not hundreds of Hawaiians living in their homeland. Though documented in the Kingdom not as US citizens, but as Hawaiian subjects (a.k.a. Hawaiian nationals) the State of Hawai`i regards them as illegals and routinely treats them worse than undocumented immigrants.

Do you see the injustice? Do you see the abject irony? The governor, the attorney general, the legislators, the activists for human and civil rights, the media and other collaborators in the US occupation puppet-government, operating as the fake “State of Hawai`i,” are clamoring to declare the state a sanctuary for undocumented immigrants entering the US fake State of Hawai`i. Meanwhile, Hawaiian nationals living in Hawai`i are abused with impunity by the state. There is no safe place provision for Hawaiians in this would-be sanctuary.

Why donʻt these champions for sanctuary start a campaign to end the state’s persecution and abusive treatment of Hawaiian nationals, the only people who can genuinely and legitimately claim these Hawaiian Islands as their home country… and they do not need to be “documented” by the US to do so.

Why donʻt the champions for sanctuary expose the wrongful incarceration of Bobby Warren, held for 10 months without being charged, without trial, without conviction? Why not mount a campaign to free Bobby Warren? That would be a real demonstration of sincerity in the spirit of sanctuary that they profess.