We are all human. Nuff said.
Interesting stuff I found after a conversation with folks on hawaiiankingdom.info regarding suffrage rights, and whether or not the Hawaiian Kingdom constitution of 1887, which included suffrage for foreign residents, was an anomaly in terms of voting rights.
Apparently, from 1776 until 1926, 22 states and federal territories allowed non-citizens to vote in local, state, and even federal elections in the United States. I had no idea.
Boy, it’s funny to see how I got dogpiled by the hecklers in nothing flat :).
Thank you Ben Holokai for inspiring me to speak up. My kids, my nieces and nephews all love your coloring books!
Thanks to all people with contrary opinions who inspired me to persevere. Were it not for the radical activists with their racist agendas, I would never have learned nearly as much about the Hawaiian Revolution, and certainly never would have embarked on a project like The Morgan Report. Without the impetus of their ignorance, I would never have been motivated to seek and find the truth.
Girard College was not allowed to impose racial limitations based on a will, and neither should Kamehameah Schools.
Another friendly mention of the Morgan Report.
As I expected, there are many out there who have attacked me personally for my point of view, and castigated my efforts to provide this important historical document to the world at large.
However, I’ve also been pleasantly surprised. There have been many people who completely disagree with my interpretations and viewpoints on the Hawaiian Revolution, who have given me generous personal thanks for my efforts.
I truly believe that in the future, if the dialog is continued in the spirit of honest discovery, and respectful disagreement, growth on all sides will be achieved. I know it is impossible, especially on the net, to avoid the extremists and the hecklers, but I know they are but a small and very vocal minority.
Now with cool hyperlinks right to the source documents!
I’m quite sure I’ve never been within 5 miles of Ms. Lana, and by the look of it, I’ll never get within 2000 miles of her any time soon:
“If Jere Krischel is not careful I will be filing a permanent restraining order against him”
Well, I certainly have no desire to come within 5 miles of you, so if you’d just like to pretend there is already a restraining order in place, I think we’ll get along just fine :).
If she would also be so kind as to post the articles of incorporation for her “Hawaiian Foundation, Inc.”, I will retract my assertion that it is not an official non-profit organization. I assume she can provide information as to whether or not it is a 501c3 tax exempt organization, or some other non-tax exempt non-profit, and which state it is incorporated in.
“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”
One can only hope this dream will be true in Hawaii someday, when children are not kept out of schools because of their race, and people are not given special privileges based on their race.
For those people wondering what I’ve been doing with my spare time for the past month, check out: The Morgan Report
Finally, the rest of the story is available online!
Excellent article on the suffering imposed upon the commoners by ali’i during the sandalwood trade.
The kingdom was passed on to Kamehameha III along with a huge debt of $500,000 owed to the American traders. The pressure on the king was great. In December 1826, the kingdom’s first written law, a sandalwood tax, stated that every man was required to deliver one-half picul of sandalwood to the governor of the district to which he belonged, or to pay, in lieu thereof, four Spanish dollars, on or before September 1, 1827. Every woman 13 years and older was required to hand weave a 12 foot by 6 foot mat, or a quantity of tapa cloth of equal value. All the taxes collected were applied to the kingdom’s sandalwood debts. Again commoners were forced to abandon their crops, and food shortages plagued the islands. The accessible sandalwood was all gone, making it more difficult to locate trees with adequate heartwood to meet the new tax requirements.
Unjust demands caused so much toil for the commoners, carrying the heavy wood down the mountain trail, that they pulled up the young sandalwood trees, so that their children would not be forced to live the same life.
On January 17, 1893, the Queen Liliuokalani was overthrown, and replaced by a Provisional Government. This Provisional Government concluded an annexation treaty with the United States, that was submitted to the Senate on February 15, 1893 by President Benjamin Harrison. After Cleveland’s inauguration the following month, the treaty was withdrawn from consideration on March 9, 1893.
Cleveland was a friend of Liliuokalani’s, and upon taking office, worked diligently to restore her to the throne. On March 11, 1893, Cleveland called upon Blount to undertake a secret investigation into the overthrow. This investigation by Blount lasted from his arrival in Hawaii on March 29, 1893 until the submission of his final report on July 17, 1893.
This report was blistering in its disdain for the actions of Minister Stevens and the landing of U.S. troops during the revolution. The firm contention was that it was only through the direct action of the U.S. that the Queen was overthrown.
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Everyone please welcome our latest contributor, Lana Robbins, aka Ululani, aka Super ‘Oiwi Supremist Chick! :D
If you haven’t seen the flames on http://www.hawaiiankingdom.info, suffice it to say that she’s completely convinced that those who are antagonistic to her point of view are by definition, racist. Quite ironic, considering her own evident racism (http://realhapas.com).
Anyway, those are the basics – hopefully a light roasting here will serve to entertain our dear readers.
Oh, and to start off, let me apologize to Lana for my incorrect but understandable assumption that someone who inherits property from their parents is fairly well off – apparently she was below the poverty line while she was going to school at Kamehameha, and I assumed that anyone who could will land in Hawaii to their children had to be well off. Her parents must have made a killing in the stock market when she was in college! :)
Amazon.com: Unconquerable Rebel: Robert W. Wilcox and Hawaiian Politics 1880-1903: Books: Ernest, Jr. Andrade
University Press of Colorado (April, 1996)
Okay, absolutely must read for anyone involved in the sovereignty debate.
Well, they didn’t manage to get to the Morgan Report, apparently because they ran out of money. A pity, since it’s such a critical piece of information regarding annexation and the overthrow…
Interesting analysis of the oft-referenced anti-annexation Kue petition.
Apparently, it was rife with fraud.
For those who don’t want to download each page individually, here’s a 16mb PDF:
And here’s a slightly less detailed, but still readable 2.9mb PDF (Acrobat 7.0 compatible):
Here’s a 2.9mb PDF optimized for Acrobat 6.0: