Demanding U.S. de-occupation of Hawaiian Kingdom jurisdiction
The Honorable John F. Kerry
Secretary of State
U.S. Department of State
2201 C Street NW
Washington, DC 20520
Telephone: (202) 647-4000
From the subjects and supporters of the Hawaiian Kingdom
In re: Petition demanding U.S. de-occupation of Hawaiian Kingdom jurisdiction
Dear Mr. Secretary:
This formal demand comes to you as a result of recently held meetings conducted in June
and July of 2014, by representatives of the U.S. Department of Interior throughout the Hawaiian Islands soliciting comments and feed-back from the Hawaiian community as to whether and how the process of re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with [N]ative Hawaiians should move forward. RIN 1090-AB05.
With the exception of a few testifiers, the voice of the majority were a resounding no to any assistance by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior to reorganize the native Hawaiian community under a tribal frame work in order to establish a government-to-government relationship similar to the American Indians and Alaska Natives. The unified majority voice of the Hawaiian community contend that a domestic relationship under the U.S. Department of Interior is improper and only a nation to nation relationship will suffice as the proper venue for international communication between independent nation states.
The unified majority voice of the Hawaiian community, a Hawaiian community that is made up of Kanaka maoli, Kanaka, descendents of naturalized subjects of the Hawaiian
Kingdom and sympathetic supporters of aloha aina, now demand from you in your capacity as Secretary of State and the office of the U.S. Department of State for clear and concise answers to the following questions:
· First, does the Hawaiian Kingdom, as a sovereign independent State, continue to exist as a subject of international law? And if no, please explain in detail how the sovereignty of the Hawaiian Kingdom was extinguished?
· Second, if the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist, do the sole-executive agreements entered into in 1893 with the kingdom bind the United States today?
· Third, if the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist and the sole-executive agreements are binding on the United States, what effect would such a conclusion have on United States domestic legislation, such as the Hawai‘i Statehood Act, 73 Stat. 4, and Act 195?
· Fourth, if the Hawaiian Kingdom continues to exist and the sole-executive agreements are binding on the United States, have the members of the Native Hawaiian Roll Commission, Trustees and staff of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs incurred criminal liability under international law?
It is certainly understandable that your position as Secretary of State is demanding and encumbered by many time constraints, however it is not unreasonable for the Hawaiian
community to demand an earnest response from you concerning the above stated questions after all the Hawaiian community have patiently waited for a little over 121 years to hear a logical and lawful explanation for the U.S. presence in Hawaiian jurisdiction.
In 1897, the majority voice of the Hawaiian community opposed the annexation of Hawaiian Kingdom by the United States of America and placed their names on an anti- annexation document also known as the Ku’e Petition. The intent of that Ku’e Petition was introduced before the U.S. Congress in 1898, by Senator George F. Hoar (R) of Massachusetts who successfully conveyed the contention of all the Ku’e petitioners in opposition to annexation of the Hawaiian Kingdom by the U.S., thus resulting in the failure to obtain the necessary two thirds (2/3) votes from the U.S. Congress to ratify the unlawful treaty of annexation submitted to them. The U.S. is without a treaty of cession to explain its exercise of authority within Hawaiian Kingdom jurisdiction.
The people on that successful 1897, Ku’e petition are no longer with us in body, but they
are forever with us in spirit. Our kuleana (responsibility) now is to carry on what they have started and that is to obtain a just resolve from the United States of America.
The signers below and by electronic means acknowledge the continued existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent nation state and now demand from you in your capacity as Secretary of State and the office of the U.S. Department of State for clear and concise answers to the above stated questions or in the alternative demand for immediate U.S. de-occupation of Hawaiian Kingdom jurisdiction for a lack thereof.
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