Hawaii, a sovereign nation recognized in the international community of nations, has been invaded and occupied for over a century by the United States of America, a sovereign nation equally recognized. The indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United States, either through their monarchy or through a plebiscite or referendum.
We, individuals, organizations, representatives and supporters of the nation of Hawaii, though diverse in our various opinions of strategies and
pathways to the achievement of Hawaiian sovereignty, hereby unite in our common voice for the independence of this Paeaina O Hawaii Loa.
The United States of America (U.S.) which committed an act of aggression against Hawaiian sovereign national territory on January 17, 1893 has itself confessed to its delinquent act through the person of U.S. President Grover Cleveland in his joint message to the Congress of the United States on December 18, 1893. The U.S. has confirmed the message of President Cleveland, confessing to its delinquency, by apologizing to the “Native Hawaiian people,” declaring on November 23, 1993 in Public Law 103-150:
The indigenous Hawaiian people never directly relinquished their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people or over their national lands to the United States, either through their monarchy or through a plebiscite or referendum. U.S. Public Law 103-150 echoes the Memorial adopted by Kanaka Hawaii (Hawaiian citizens) on October 8, 1897:
That your memorialists humbly but fervently protest against the consummation of this invasion of their political rights; and they earnestly
appeal to the President, the Congress and the People of the United States, to refrain from further participating in the wrong so proposed; and they
invoke in support of this memorial the spirit of that immortal Instrument, the Declaration of American Independence; and especially the truth there in
expressed, that Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed – and here repeat, that the consent of the people of the
Hawaiian Islands to the forms of Government imposed by the so-called Republic of Hawaii, and to said proposed Treaty of Annexation, has never
been asked by and is not accorded, either to said Government or to said project of Annexation.
That the consummation of the project of Annexation dealt within said Treaty would be subversive of the personal and political rights of these memorialists, and of the Hawaiian people and Nation, and would be a negation of the rights and principles proclaimed in the Declaration of
American Independence, in the Constitution of the United States, and in schemes of government of all other civilized and representative
Governments. Hawaii, a sovereign nation recognized in the international community of
nations, has been invaded and occupied for over a century by the United States of America, a sovereign nation equally recognized. International
violations have occurred. The U.S. Congress and two presidents have so confessed. The proper parties to a process of reconciliation for these
illegal acts are the representatives of these two nations.
We reserve the right to seek proper redress to our self-determining rights before an appropriate, impartial international forum. Reconciliation may
properly occur only when certain basic requirements have been met. Therefore, a precondition for reconciliation must be the restoration of the sovereign Paeaina O Hawaii Loa (Hawaiian nation), after which proper
reconciliation between the United States and the Paeaina O Hawaii Loa (Hawaiian nation) may proceed. We call on the United States to remove all impediments to Kanaka Hawaii (Hawaiian nationals’) free exercise of their nationality, and to cooperate in a peaceful and rational process for
restoring the governing powers of a sovereign Paeaina o Hawaii Loa (Hawaiian nation.)
We invite others who support this statement to sign on.
To sign, go to:
Hawaiian Sovereignty .
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