May 2, 2007

May 2, 2007 | WebMemo on Hawaii

The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act

An Unconstitutional Act is Back: Like a vampire in a B movie we thought was long dead, the United States Congress is re-considering the "Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act" (now designated as S.310), a bill to authorize the creation of a race-based government for native Hawaiians living throughout the United States.

The following resources discuss what the bill would do and whether creating a race-based government is constitutional or even a good idea.

Senate Halts Effort to Dismantle U.S.
by Sen. Lamar Alexander
Human Events

Let the Hawaiian People Decide Their Fate
by H. William Burgess
Human Events

Senate to Vote on Dismantling America
by Elaine D. Willman
Human Events

Hawaii Governor Betrays People, Party
by H. William Burgess
Human Events

Abusing Hawaiian History: Hawaiians Knew Their History in 1959
by Erica Little and Todd Gaziano
The Heritage Foundation 

New nation for 'native' Hawaiians?
By Ed Feulner
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Plight of Native Hawaiians not dire
By Cliff Slater

Island separatist

The "Native Hawaiian" Bill: An Unconstitutional Approach in Furtherance of a Terrible Idea
by Ed Meese III and Todd Gaziano
The Heritage Foundation

Briefing Report: The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act of 2005
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
"The Commission recommends against passage of the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act ... or any other legislation that would discriminate on the basis of race or national origin and further subdivide the American people into discrete subgroups accorded varying degrees of privilege."

Why Congress Must Reject Race-Based Government for Native Hawaiians
by Senator Jon Kyl
Republican Policy Committee

Pluribus Sine Unum: Will the Senate impose race-based government on Hawaii?
by John Fund
The Wall Street Journal

Poll: Hawaii Residents overwhelmingly support Hawaii vote on the Akaka Bill Grassroot Institute of Hawaii

Video: An Unconstitutional Act Is Back: The Return of the Native Hawaiian Sovereignty Act
Featuring Sen. Lamar Alexander, Ramesh Ponnuru, and Todd Gaziano
The Heritage Foundation

A Hawaiian Punch to E Pluribus Unum
The Editors
National Review

A Raced-Based State: Hawaii wants a segregation that would boggle your mind
by Ramesh Ponnuru
National Review

Senate May Approve Race-Based Government for Native Hawaiians
by David Freddoso
Human Events

Move Over Kilauea – ‘Native Hawaiians’ Legislation Threatens Fiscal Eruption
by Kristina Rasmussen
Human Events

E Pluribus Unum? Not in Hawaii.
by former Senators Slade Gordon and Hank Brown
Wall Street Journal

Aloha, Apartheid - A court strikes down a race-based policy in Hawaii, while Congress considers enshrining one.
by John Fund
Wall Street Journal

Manifest Destiny in Reverse
by Rich Lowry
National Review

The worst bill you have never heard of
by Tim Chapman

New Racism in New Bottles
by Bruce Fein
Washington Times

Trouble in paradise?
by Brian McNicoll

Hawaiian-Nation Bound
Kathryn Lopez
National Review

Did Anyone Ask the Hawaiians?
by Mary Katharine Ham

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