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Major Articles Opposing the federal Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) and the creation of a state-recognized tribe under Hawaii Act 195 (Session laws of 2011) -- INDEX for years 2000 - 2014


The Akaka bill was first introduced into Congress in July 2000. For about 4 years the bill's sponsors pursued a stealth strategy and there were not very many major articles in opposition. But during 2005 and 2006 the bill became highly controversial. In Summer 2005 the bill was expected to come to the floor of the Senate for a vote, so there were many major publications opposing the Akaka bill in high-profile newspapers and magazines nationwide. But Hurricane Katrina blew away the Akaka bill until the following year. In 2006 the bill actually was debated on the floor of the Senate for four and a half hours on June 6 and 7, leading up to the bill's failure on a cloture motion. There were many major publications surrounding that floor debate; plus transcripts of the speeches on the Senate floor taken from the Congressional Record. On January 17, 2007 the bill was once again introduced, and immediately attracted major opposition which continued throughout 2007 and 2008.

In 2009 - 2010 we were faced with a President Obama who made a speech on the Senate floor in June 2006 supporting the Akaka bill, and who said during his Presidential campaign in 2008 that he will sign the bill. We remember that in 2007 every Democrat in the House voted in favor of the Akaka bill when it passed the House, and in 2006 every Democrat in the Senate voted in favor of the cloture motion to bring the bill to the floor. In 2009 - 2010 there was an even larger Democrat majority in both the House and Senate. The bill passed the House in February 2010, but was never placed on the calendar for possible floor action in the Senate.

In 2011-2012 things were much quieter in the 112th Congress, partly because the elections of November 2010 produced a massive shift to Republican control of the House; so the Akaka bill never got a hearing in the House Committee on Natural Resources. In the Senate the bill easily passed the Committee on Indian Affairs early in 2011 but remained dormant. Then a brand new version of it on steroids passed the same committee in September 2012. The new bill is very unlikely to come to the floor of the Senate due to short time and the fiscal cliff; and if it did get to the floor it would surely be filibustered by Republicans who have 6 more members than in the previous Congress. But the new bill will be the legacy left by retiring Senator Akaka and will likely be introduced by his successor in 2013. A stealth attempt by Senator Inouye toward the end of 2011 to insert a sentence into a budget bill to place the Akaka tribe onto the list of federally recognized tribes was defeated by vigilant Republicans in the House who stripped Senator Inouye's sentence out of the budget bill during its trip to the conference committee. Lack of Congressional activity resulted in no major publications in national media opposing the Akaka bill. However there was major activity in the Hawaii legislature during 2011 which began a process to create a state-recognized Akaka tribe; thus there were a few major publications in local Hawaii online media.

This webpage is an index providing a list of authors, article titles, dates, and the newspapers or magazines where major articles opposing the Akaka bill were published, from 2000 to now. The list is broken into segments in chronological order. Each segment of the index provides a link to a (sub)webpage containing full text of nearly all the articles, and links to the original sources of all of them.

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Here is a short list of links to each time period. Then comes an internal search engine. The detailed index follows the search engine (about 50 pages).

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- October 2000 through January 2005. Wall Street Journal editorial; Roger Clegg, National Review and Human Events; Michelle Malkin, Jewish World Review; Thomas Sowell, Washington Times; Richard Engle, National Federation of Republican Assemblies; Bruce Fein, Sherry P. Broder, Jon M. Van Dyke, Melody McKenzie, Ken Conklin, dialog in Washington Times; others in Honolulu newspapers including Earl Arakaki, Mark J. Bennett, H. William and Sandra Puanani Burgess, Ken Conklin, Bruce Fein, Barb Lindsay, Paul M. Sullivan

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- February 2005 through July 15, 2005. Michelle Malkin blog; Bruce Fein, Washington Times and Congressional Record; Grassroot Institute of Hawaii comprehensive survey of Hawaii households; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee; Paul M. Weyrich, Free Congress Foundation; Elaine Willman, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; Ed Meese, Todd Gaziano, Brian McNicoll, Townhall; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin online poll, Don Newman, Tracy Ryan, Elaine Willman

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- July 18 through August 31, 2005. John Fund, Wall Street Journal; U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Letter by 21 members of House to Speaker; Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report; Former U.S. Senators Slade Gorton and Hank Brown, Wall Street Journal; Rich Lowry, The National Review; Gail Heriot, San Diego Herald-Tribune and personal blog; Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Bruce Fein, James Kuroiwa, Andrew Walden

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- September 2005 through May 2006. The Economist (London, England); Kristina Rasmussen, National Taxpayers Union, Human Events; Frank Gaffney, Washington Times; George Berish, Washington Times; Ed Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation, in Chicago Sun Times; Wes Vernon, Renew America; Edward Hudgins, The Objectivist Center; Rich Karlgaard, Forbes magazine; Washington Times Editorial; National Review Editorial; Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Jewish World Review; others in Honolulu newspapers including Robert Fukuda (former U.S. Attorney for Hawaii), Joseph Gedan (Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge), Ken Conklin, Don Newman, Elaine Willman

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- June 1 through December 31, 2006. U.S. Senators transcripts of speeches: Alexander(four), Cornyn(two), Craig, Enzi, Kyl, McConnell, Sessions(two); Alston Ramsay, National Review Editorial; Washington Times Editorial; Tim Chapman, Town Hall; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Duncan Currie,The Weekly Standard; John Fund, Wall Street Journal; Mary Katharine Ham, Townhall.com; The black leadership network Project 21; Wes Vernon, Renew America; National Review Editorial; Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; The Heritage Foundation, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee (personal friend of John McCain writes open letter to him), Cliff Slater, Elaine Willman

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- January 1 to December 31, 2007. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander floor speech; Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2); National Leadership Network of Conservative African-Americans; Ken Conklin in Insight Magazine; Herbert London (President of the Hudson Institute), in Insight Magazine; Wes Vernon in Renew America; Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity; Barb Lindsay, national director and spokesperson on behalf of One Nation United; Jere Krischel, senior scholar for Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, testimony to civil rights committee; Stephen Aghjayan testimony to civil rights committee; Elaine Willman, Chair, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH; House Republican Study Committee; Knoxville Metro Pulse columnist; Investors Business Daily editorial; Ken Conklin in Molokai Times; GEORGE F. WILL (Washington Post); NEWT GINGRICH (FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE); others in Honolulu newspapers and websites including Jerry Coffee, Ken Conklin(3), Joseph Gedan, Jim Growney, Jere Krischel (2), Grant Jones, Richard Rowland, Andrew Walden, Daniel P. de Gracia II

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Dick Rowland (President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii); Arthur Lemay (retired informatics executive and management consultant); Eric Seabury (6th generation resident of Hawaii whose great-great-great grandfather became a naturalized subject of the Kingdom in 1860); Jerry Coffee (Viet Nam prisoner of war with John McCain); H. William Burgess(2); Kenneth R. Conklin(6); Kaleihanamau Johnson; Jere Krischel; Andrew Walden; ethnic Hawaiian secessionist leaders; Matthew Vadum, James Dellinger, and Phil Brand of Capital Research Center(2); Duncan Hengest in American Renaissance magazine; PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN MCCAIN; American Spectator; William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Jere Krischel; A series of audios and videos; Andrew Walden; Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x4; Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell M.D. et. al.; H. William Burgess x2; Tom Macdonald x2; Robert R. Kessler, Michael K. Bates, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS LETTER TO CONGRESS; WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL; ZOGBY POLL; WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; HUMAN EVENTS EDITORIAL; HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Jere Krischel (x3); Ken Conklin (x5); U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; HAWAII GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE; U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES MINORITY PARTY (REPUBLICAN) STATEMENT; CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN WEBSITE; Duncan Currie (National Review Online); REP DOC HASTINGS, RANKING MEMBER OF HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE (x2); PETER KIRSANOW, COMMISSIONER, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS (x4); GAIL HERIOT, COMMISSIONER, USCCR; SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R, TN); SENATOR JIM DEMINT (R, SC); John Fund (Wall St. Journal writer); Kevin D. Williamson (New York Post); Mike Brownfield (Heritage Foundation), Matt Sussman ("Technocrati" executive editor); Honolulu Star-Bulletin (editorial demands local hearings); WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; Armstrong Williams ("The Hill" Capitol Hill newspaper); Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst, The Washington Examiner; Jimmy Kuroiwa; James W. Cox; Brian Darling (Heritage Foundation); Ryan William Nohea Garcia (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal); SENATORS KYL, ALEXANDER, CORNYN, COBURN press release; John Carroll (former candidate for Governor)

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Jere Krischel vs. OHA Trustee Rowena Akana (dialog); Ken Conklin (testimony opposing a clone of the Akaka bill in state legislature); Bill Burgess (testimony); Jerry Coffee; HAWAII STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY RESOLUTION; Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui; Ken Conklin (regarding Inouye stealth maneuver); JOHN S. CARROLL (candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Hawaii); Ken Conklin (summary and links to polls and surveys showing most Hawaii people oppose Akaka bill and racial entitlements); Ken Conklin (13 news reports from around the mainland illustrate terrible conflicts between Indian tribes vs. states and counties)

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Malia Hill, senior policy analyst, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x2; Jere Krischel; Elaine Willman x2; Ken Conklin x3

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill), and the creation of a Hawaii state-recognized tribe under Hawaii Act 195 (Session laws of 2011) -- 113th Congress 2013 - 2014. Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x7; Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x5; Lela Hubbard [ethnic Hawaiian independence activist]; National Federation of Republican Assemblies; U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; Honolulu Star-Advertiser online poll; Michael Barone (Washington Examiner); Paul Mirengoff, attorney with Powerline think tank; Roger Clegg (Center for Equal Opportunity, National Review Online); Ilya Shapiro (CATO Institute); Neil Munro (Fox News); Daniel Greenfield (Frontpage Magazine); The people of Hawaii (online newspaper poll); Jerry Coffee (Hero of Cuban missile crisis and Viet Nam war).

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- October 2000 through January 2005 are listed below here. Wall Street Journal editorial; Roger Clegg, National Review and Human Events; Michelle Malkin, Jewish World Review; Thomas Sowell, Washington Times; Richard Engle, National Federation of Republican Assemblies; Bruce Fein, Sherry P. Broder, Jon M. Van Dyke, Melody McKenzie, Ken Conklin, dialog in Washington Times; others in Honolulu newspapers including Earl Arakaki, Mark J. Bennett, H. William and Sandra Puanani Burgess, Ken Conklin, Bruce Fein, Barb Lindsay, Paul M. Sullivan

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposOct2000Jan2005.html

"A Bright Line on Race" editorial in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL of October 2, 2000

Commentary in THE NATIONAL REVIEW, September 6, 2001, by Roger Clegg, Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Clegg held the second highest positions in both the Civil Rights Division (1987-91) and in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93). Another article he wrote opposing the bill was published on January 7, 2004 (see below, in chronological order).

"Hawaiian Apartheid" was published in many venues by nationally syndicated conservative writer Michelle Malkin. Below is that article as it appeared in the July 27, 2001 edition of the JEWISH WORLD REVIEW:

"Hawaiian Sovereighty: 3 Alternatives, No Choice" by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D., The Honolulu Advertiser, July 20, 2001

"Akaka Bill unlikely to survive challenge" by Honolulu attorney Paul M. Sullivan, The Honolulu Advertiser, June 11, 2001

"A Race to Racism? Ascribe It To Tribe" by Honolulu attorney Paul M. Sullivan, published in "Hawaii Reporter on March 21, 2003 and also published in the March 2003 issue of "In Pursuit" -- the newsletter of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

"Activists must not dictate state's future." by Ken Conklin. Published in The Honolulu Sunday Advertiser, August 10, 2003. Both independence and the Akaka bill are bad ideas. The best option is unity under a single sovereignty, equality under the law, and aloha for all. Propaganda falsehoods are corrected.

An article by nationally syndicated columnist Thomas Sowell regarding reparations for slavery is directly relevant to the Hawaiian sovereignty debates. The questions he addresses include whether it is a good idea for a racial or ethnic group to demand political power based on historical grievances, and whether it is a good idea to establish a race-based government. The article is copied in full below, as taken from
http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20040213-082035-6812r.htm

"Bad Bill for Hawaii and All States" HUMAN EVENTS online, Jan 7, 2004 by Roger Clegg, Vice President and General Counsel of the Center for Equal Opportunity. A former Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Reagan and Bush administrations, Clegg held the second highest positions in both the Civil Rights Division (1987-91) and in the Environment and Natural Resources Division (1991-93). This article was sent to the Attorney General, the Secretary of Interior, and to all members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Resources on March 4, 2004 with a cover letter from Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity. In 2000, Chavez was honored by the Library of Congress as a "Living Legend" for her contributions to America's cultural and historical legacy. In January 2001, Chavez was President George W. Bush's nominee for Secretary of Labor. Chavez previously served as Staff Director of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (1983-1985); and in 1992 she was elected by the United Nations' Human Rights Commission to serve a four-year term as U.S. Expert to the U.N. Sub-commission on the Prevention of Discrimination and Protection of Minorities. The article is copied in full below. In addition, it can be downloaded in its original format as a pdf file at:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles/AkakaClegg010704.pdf

Richard Engle is the President of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies. On January 29, 2004 he circulated a parody of support for the Akaka bill. He says he will support the bill if it is amended to add recognition for his own highly persecuted and under-privileged tribe of Native Slavo-Gaelics.

In October and November, 2004 the nationally circulated Washington D.C. newspaper "The Washington Times" published a series of three articles about the Hawaiian recognition bill. One of the articles was by constitutional law expert Bruce Fein, and another article was by attorneys representing the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. The full text of all three articles can be found at:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaWashingtonTimesOctNov2004.html

Earl Arakaki is lead plaintiff in Arakaki v. Lingle lawsuit to abolish government agencies of the State of Hawai'i that provide racially exclusionary benefits to ethnic Hawaiians; namely, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and the Department of Hawaiian Homelands. For extensive information about that lawsuit, including major legal documents and news coverage, see:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/arakaki2ohadhhl.html
Mr. Arakaki's complete letter to editor of October 14, 2004 is provided below. Its URL is:
http://the.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/2004/Oct/14/op/op10pletters.html

Barb Lindsay is the National Director & Spokesperson for One Nation & United Property Owners based in Redmond, Washington D.C. See more about her organization at http://www.onenationok.com and http://www.unitedpropertyowners.org or call her at (206)-660-3085 or e-mail to barb.onenationca@earthlink.net
Barb Lindsay's complete article of October 13, 2004 on the Akaka bill is provided below. It can also be found where originally published on Hawaii Reporter on-line newspaper where her article has URL:
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?b0c37b09-b68b-4c24-b737-9432436299c7

From December 17, 2004 through January 19, 2005 a series of four articles were published in Hawaii Reporter on-line newspaper. This series is notable because the second article was by the Attorney General of the State of Hawai'i, Mark J. Bennett, claiming that the Akaka bill would be constitutional and would be a good thing to do. The third and fourth articles were direct replies to his claims. All four articles are gathered together at:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaBennett2004.html

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- October 2000 through January 2005 are listed above here. Wall Street Journal editorial; Roger Clegg, National Review and Human Events; Michelle Malkin, Jewish World Review; Thomas Sowell, Washington Times; Richard Engle, National Federation of Republican Assemblies; Bruce Fein, Sherry P. Broder, Jon M. Van Dyke, Melody McKenzie, Ken Conklin, dialog in Washington Times; others in Honolulu newspapers including Earl Arakaki, Mark J. Bennett, H. William and Sandra Puanani Burgess, Ken Conklin, Bruce Fein, Barb Lindsay, Paul M. Sullivan

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposFeb2005Jul152005.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- February 2005 through July 15, 2005. Michelle Malkin blog; Bruce Fein, Washington Times and Congressional Record; Grassroot Institute of Hawaii comprehensive survey of Hawaii households; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee; Paul M. Weyrich, Free Congress Foundation; Elaine Willman, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; Ed Meese, Todd Gaziano, Brian McNicoll, Townhall; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin online poll, Don Newman, Tracy Ryan, Elaine Willman are listed below here

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposFeb2005Jul152005.html

On February 28, 2005, nationlly syndicated conservative columnist Michelle Malkin published her second article devoted to the Hawaiian recognition bill.
HOT AIR ON THE WASHINGTON POST OP-ED PAGE
HAWAII'S SECESSIONISTS
By Michelle Malkin · February 28, 2005
The article can be seen as originally published (including fancy scripts, Ms. Malkin's photo, hot-links and reader comments)at:
http://michellemalkin.com/archives/001612.htm
Full text of Ms. Malkin's article is copied below on this webpage.

On March 11, 2005 an article entitled "The Pineapple Time Bomb" was published in The Washington Times by Bruce Fein, a constitutional lawyer and international consultant with Bruce Fein & Associates and the Lichfield Group. The article is copied in full below on this webpage.
http://washtimes.com/commentary/20050310-085600-2662r.htm

On March 13, 2005 An article was published in Hawaii Reporter (on-line) saying that the Akaka bill is intentionally vague about the impacts the bill would have on local businesses and communities in Hawai'i. The article describes some of the actual consequences of federal tribal recognitions on the mainland, focusing on Washington state. The author is Elaine Willman, Chair of the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA) in Toppenish, WA. The full text of her article is copied below on this webpage.
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?6126e6bf-7ddb-4b75-a268-26b512914720

Jerry Coffee (Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired) was the pilot of a reconnaissance aircraft flying over North Vietnam when shot down in 1966. He was held as a prisoner of war until released in 1973. An article was published by Jerry Coffee as his weekly column in the March 16, 2005 issue of "Midweek" newspaper in Honolulu. That article, "Arguing Against the Akaka Bill," is copied in full, below, in chronological order.

Attorney Bruce Fein, nationally recognized expert on Constitutional law, published three articles opposing the Akaka bill, between November 2004 and March 2005. The articles were entitled "The Pineapple Time Bomb"; "A Race-based Drift?"; and "E Pluribus Unum, Debating the Legality of the Akaka Bill." All three articles were entered into the Congressional Record by Senator Kyl (R. AZ) on March 17, 2005, along with Senator Kyl's own statement reaffirming his opposition to the Akaka bill. The actual pages of the Congressional Record can be seen, along with URLs for the original sources of the three articles and some closely related articles. Go to:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaFeinCongRec031705.html

In March 2005 the Honolulu Star-Bulletin conducted an on-line poll which asked the question "Would you like to see the Akaka bill become law?" When the poll ended, the votes were "Yes" 436 and "No" 1301 -- a resounding 75% opposed. This in the only time public opinion on the Akaka bill has ever been gathered in a survey open to anyone who cared to participate. That is important, because the State of Hawai'i does not allow citizens to place "initiative" questions on the ballot; and even Constitutional amendments must first be approved by the Legislature before being placed on the ballot. Previous Akaka-bill polls were conducted under circumstances controlled by supporters of the bill. See:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaSBpollmarch2005.html

Paul M. Weyrich is the Chairman and CEO of the Free Congress Foundation. On June 13, 2005 he published an article in "The Austin Review" entitled "Native Hawaiian" Government -- A Dangerous Experiment. The article is copied in full below. Its citation is:
http://www.freecongress.org/commentaries/2005/050614.asp
and also
http://www.austinreview.com/archives/2005/06/native_hawaiian.html

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On June 14, 2005 an article "The Akaka Bill Could Give Birth to the Nation of Aztlan" was published by Don Newman, Senior Policy Analyst for the Grassroot Institute of Hawai'i, in Hawaii Reporter (on-line) at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?f0c797b0-6025-4a3f-8a11-7541cae9db52

The analysis of the Akaka bill as related to MEChA (Nation of Aztlan) presented in the above short article was limited by space, but its analysis is similar to an article previously published in Hawaii Reporter on September 3, 2003 by Kenneth R. Conklin: "Hawaiian Nationalism, Chicano Nationalism, Black Nationalism, Indian Tribes, and Reparations - Akaka Bill Sets a Precedent for Balkanizing and Dismembering America"
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaHawnChicanoNatnlHawRept.html
. That article in turn was based on a webpage twice as long by the same title with much greater detail:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi2/hawaiiansovereignty/AkakaHawnChicanoNatnl.html

SUMMARY

There are strong similarities between the Hawaiian sovereignty movement and the Chicano nationalist movement. The 2003 Gubernatorial recall campaign in California focused public attention for a few days in August on the radical agenda of an ethnic nationalist group to which Lieutenant Governor Cruz Bustamante belongs. This Chicano-power group is MEChA, or Nation of Aztlan. Its view of history and demands for nationhood are strikingly similar to the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.

A bill now being considered in Congress, S.147 and H.R.309 (the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill), would give federal political recognition to an ethnic group in Hawai'i as though they are an Indian tribe. This bill is pork barrel politics, designed to protect 160 racially exclusionary government programs for "Native Hawaiians" which will otherwise be ruled unconstitutional by the courts. But the same misguided theory that would allow Congress to convert an ethnic group into a racial separatist government in Hawai'i could also be used to support racial separatism and eventual independence for "indigenous" people of Mexican ancestry in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and perhaps other states. Anyone concerned about MEChA, Nation of Aztlan, or Chicano nationalism should also be concerned about Hawaiian nationalism, and vice versa. The success of one would help the other both politically and legally. There are also parallels to Black nationalism and demands for reparations for slavery.

What makes Hawaiian nationalism of special concern to the rest of America is that it may be the first nationalist movement to succeed in establishing a government, thanks to the support of Hawai'i's powerful senior Senator, Daniel Inouye. S.147/H.R.309, the Native Hawaiian Recognition bill, would give a political and legal victory to Hawaiian nationalism, setting a precedent for other ethnic nationalist movements. Our country is strong enough militarily to defeat any foreign enemy. Our most dangerous enemy comes from within -- the idea of race-based rights and ethnic nationalism. S.147/H.R.309 is the thin edge of a very large knife poised to dismember America. That is a very good reason why Senators and members of Congress from throughout America must oppose this disastrous legislation.

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Constitutional law expert Bruce Fein published a booklet June 1, 2005 under the auspices of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii: "Hawaii Divided Against Itself Cannot Stand." Mr. Fein's essay is of special interest to scholars because of his analysis of the apology resolution of 1993 as well as the provisions of the Akaka bill. It can be downloaded in pdf format here:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaHawaiiDividedFeinJune2005.pdf
Senator Kyl (R, AZ) obtained unanimous consent to print Mr. Fein's essay in the Congressional Record in three installments on three consecutive days: June 14, 15, and 16 of 2005. Each installment was introduced by brief remarks by Senator Kyl. The relevant portions of the Congressional Record are copied here:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaFeinCongRec061405.htm

On June 22, 2005 the U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee issued a 13-page report on the Akaka bill entitled: "S.147 Offends Basic American Values -- Why Congress Must Reject Race-Based Government for Native Hawaiians." The report, on official stationery, can be downloaded in pdf format here:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaSenRepubPolComm062205.pdf

On July 5, 2005 the Grassroot Institute of Hawai'i released the report of a scientific survey of Hawai'i's people done by an out-of-state professional survey company. The survey showed that out of 10,000 people who were called on the telephone, 67% of those who responded to the question said they are opposed to the Akaka bill. Furthermore, 45% feel strongly enough about this issue that they are less likely to vote for any politician who supports the bill. The results of this survey are posted, along with a review of other surveys previously conducted, at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaScientificSurvey070505.html

ON JULY 18, 2005 "THE NATIONAL REVIEW" PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE BY RAMESH PONNURU ENTITLED: "A RACE-BASED STATE -- HAWAII WANTS A SEGREGATION THAT WOULD BOGGLE YOUR MIND". That article is copied in full at the bottom of this webpage (in chronological order).

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Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, open letter to Hawai'i Governor Linda Lingle, July 11, 2005, regarding Akaka bill
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaCERAletterToLingle071105.html

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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?57939234-6c46-4d26-b6dd-2eda95da2b77
Hawaii Reporter (on-line), July 13, 2005

Akaka Bill Facilitates Open Season on America

By Don Newman

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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?4590d9b2-951c-4f52-b790-6095b4c0b83f
Hawaii Reporter (on-line), July 13, 2005

Thoughts on the Akaka Bill -- A Libertarian View

By Tracy A. Ryan

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Three articles published in the national media on Friday, July 15, 2005 just days before the U.S. Senate is scheduled to hold a debate and floor vote on the Akaka bill.

1. Bruce Fein, "New Racism in New Bottles", The Washington Times

Bruce Fein is a constitutional lawyer and international consultant with Bruce Fein and Associates and the Lichfield Group and a consultant to the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.

2. Ed Meese and Todd Gaziano, "The 'Native Hawaiian' bill", Townhall

Ed Meese was the Seventy-Fifth Attorney General of the United States, serving under President Ronald Reagan. Todd Gaziano worked as an attorney in all three branches of the federal government. Meese and Gaziano now direct the Center for Legal and Judicial Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

3. Brian McNicoll, "Trouble in paradise?", Townhall

Brian McNicoll is contributing columnist for Townhall.com and a senior writer at The Heritage Foundation, a TownHall.com member group.

All three articles are available at
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/Akaka3ArticlesFeinMeeseMcNicoll071505.html

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- February 2005 through July 15, 2005 are listed above here. Michelle Malkin blog; Bruce Fein, Washington Times and Congressional Record; Grassroot Institute of Hawaii comprehensive survey of Hawaii households; Ramesh Ponnuru, National Review; U.S. Senate Republican Policy Committee; Paul M. Weyrich, Free Congress Foundation; Elaine Willman, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; Ed Meese, Todd Gaziano, Brian McNicoll, Townhall; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Honolulu Star-Bulletin online poll, Don Newman, Tracy Ryan, Elaine Willman

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposOct2000Jan2005.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- July 18 through August 31, 2005 are listed below here. John Fund, Wall Street Journal; U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Letter by 21 members of House to Speaker; Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report; Former U.S. Senators Slade Gorton and Hank Brown, Wall Street Journal; Rich Lowry, The National Review; Gail Heriot, San Diego Herald-Tribune and personal blog; Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Bruce Fein, James Kuroiwa, Andrew Walden

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposJul18Aug2005.html

http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110006981
Wall Street Journal Opinion Journal (on-line), Monday, July 18, 2005

JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL

Volcanic Politics
Congress considers setting up a race-based government for Native Hawaiians.

Full text available below (chronological order)

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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?afba19b6-cb1c-4377-84b0-0f62d89b7a4e
Hawaii Reporter, July 18, 2005 (Special from Hawaii Free Press)

Huge Poll Shows Strong Opposition to Akaka Bill

By Andrew Walden

An audacious polling effort, calling every single household in Hawaii, and gaining responses from 39,000 of the total 280,000 households, shows strong opposition to passage of the Akaka Bill S147/HR 309.

The poll was commissioned by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Polling was conducted by FEC Research between June 29 and July 10. When asked, "Do you want Congress to approve the Akaka Bill?" only 28.2 percent of registered voters answered "yes," 56.8 percent said "no," and 15.0 percent did not answer. Counting noes over only those who responded to the question, 66.8 percent oppose the passage of the Akaka Bill.

*** Full text of this article is copied below (chronological order). Spreadsheets showing the results of both the sample survey and the comprehensive survey, together with the actual questions asked; plus the results of surveys conducted in previous years regarding Hawaiian sovereignty; can be seen at:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaScientificSurvey070505.html

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Debating Hawaii State Attorney General Bennett On the Merits of the Akaka Bill

By Bruce Fein

Hawaii Reporter, July 18, 2005

http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?6d529354-a995-457e-b463-2c5e0cd66c66

Full text available below, in chronological order

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On July 19, 2005 the House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, held a hearing regarding the issue whether the Akaka bill is unconstitutional. Some of the testimony presented at that hearing is available at:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaHearingHouseJudiciary071905.html

It is very unusual for a Senator to participate in a subcommittee hearing in the House of Representatives. But Senator Kyl (R, AZ) feels so strongly opposed to the Akaka bill that he submitted a 14-page statement regarding that bill's unconstitutionality. The statement, on official stationery, can be downloaded in pdf format from:
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaKylToHseJudicry071905.pdf

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http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?8ec93f34-f5a8-4082-bd87-a8e56c18a86b
Hawaii Reporter, July 21, 2005

Inouye Stumbles Over the Akaka Bill

By Bruce Fein

Full text below, in chronological order

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http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112191569507491833,00.html

The Wall Street Journal, July 21, 2005

REVIEW & OUTLOOK, Page A10

Goodbye, Hawaii

Full text below, in chronological order

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MidWeek (O'ahu), July 27, 2005, page 23 (No internet archive)

"Coffee Break" (weekly column by Jerry Coffee)

[** Note by Ken Conklin: Jerry Coffee (Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired) was the pilot of a reconnaissance aircraft flying over North Vietnam when shot down in 1966. He was held as a prisoner of war until released in 1973. He ran unsuccessfully as the Republican candidate for a seat in the Legislature from an overwhelmingly Democrat district in 2004, but made a strong showing; hopefully he will try again in 2006.]

"Arguing Against the Akaka Bill"

** Full text available below, in chronological order **

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July 29, 2005: 21 Members of Congress send letter to House of Representatives Speaker Hastert and Majority Leader Tom DeLay asking them to kill Akaka bill
http://www.angelfire.com/hi5/bigfiles3/AkakaHseRepubLtrJuly2005.html

Text of letter is copied below, in chronological order

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On Friday, July 29, 2005 Senator Akaka gave a short speech on the floor of the Senate at the time he filed his cloture petition to be voted September 6. His short speech contained numerous errors and distortions of history.

On Sunday, August 7, 2005 Constitutional law expert Bruce Fein published a rebuttal to Senator Akaka's floor speech.
http://starbulletin.com/2005/08/07/editorial/special.html

** Full text available below, in chronological order

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http://opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110007076

WSJ.com Opinion Journal from the Wall Street Journal Editorial Page

Monday, August 8, 2005

JOHN FUND ON THE TRAIL

Aloha, Apartheid

A court strikes down a race-based policy in Hawaii, while Congress considers enshrining one.

** Full text available below, in chronological order

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Akaka Bill Will Have Negative Impact on Hawaii's Construction Industry, Economy

By James I. Kuroiwa, Jr.
Director, Hawaii Laborers-Employers Cooperation Education Trust (HI-LECET)

Hawaii Reporter, August 9, 2005
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?f24b15e0-7d16-4768-ac2e-21196a2bb893
** Full text available below, in chronological order

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A bad idea whose time has come
by Michael Barone
U.S.News & World Report
August 10, 2005
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/opinion/baroneblog/columns/barone_050810a.htm?track=rss

** Full text available below, in chronological order

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http://online.wsj.com/article/0,,SB112415838738514082,00.html?mod=opinion%5Fmain%5Fcommentaries

Wall Street Journal on-line, commentary; August 16, 2005 (URL still valid but only for paid subscribers)

Also reprinted with different title in Hawaii Reporter (no charge) at:
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?f182b614-6360-4197-8f37-22d3e70c2aae

E Pluribus Unum? Not in Hawaii.

By SLADE GORTON and HANK BROWN

These two former Senators, from Washington and Colorado, led the fight against the Apology Resolution of 1993. In this article they point out that the Apology Resolution is now cited three times in the Akaka bill as a justification for creating a race-based government and race-based communal money and land; despite the fact that Senator Inouye had assured them on the Senate floor that the resolution would never be used that way. ** Full text below, in chronological order.

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"Thirteen Stripes and Forty-Nine Stars?"
By John Fund [Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer], 8/19/2005
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?093172c8-bfa6-4247-ae3a-12b557f90d6c

"Manifest Destiny in Reverse -- Toward a race-based government in Hawaii."
The National Review, August 19, 2005
by Rich Lowry, Editor
http://nationalreview.com/script/printpage.p?ref=/lowry/lowry200508190812.asp

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** Outstanding article summarizing Akaka bill issues for national audience which may be unfamiliar with them **

Trouble from Paradise: Hawaii's Divisive Racial Politics Hits the National Agenda

San Diego Herald-Tribune, Sunday August 28, 2005
Published in the Sunday newspaper but not included on newspaper website.
Posted by its author on Monday August 29 on her blog at
http://therightcoast.blogspot.com/2005/08/trouble-from-paradise-hawaiis-divisive.html

By Gail Heriot
Professor of Law, San Diego State University

** Full text below, in chronological order **

Midweek Newspaper (O'ahu), August 31, 2005
Coffee Break, by Jerry Coffee
Reverse Racism is Alive and Well

COMMENTARY
Indian precedents won't boost Akaka bill
By Bruce Fein
Honolulu Advertiser, Wednesday, August 31, 2005
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20050831/OPINION03/508310303/1110/OPINION

Time to Stand for Unity
by Linda Chavez, President, Center for Equal Opportunity
TownHall, August 31, 2005
http://www.townhall.com/columnists/lindachavez/lc20050831.shtml
and also
GOP USA, September 1, 2005 http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/lchavez/2005/lc_09011.shtml

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- July 18 through August 31, 2005 are listed above here. John Fund, Wall Street Journal; U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Letter by 21 members of House to Speaker; Michael Barone, U.S. News and World Report; Former U.S. Senators Slade Gorton and Hank Brown, Wall Street Journal; Rich Lowry, The National Review; Gail Heriot, San Diego Herald-Tribune and personal blog; Linda Chavez, Center for Equal Opportunity; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee, Bruce Fein, James Kuroiwa, Andrew Walden

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposJul18Aug2005.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- September 2005 through May 2006 are listed below here. The Economist (London, England); Kristina Rasmussen, National Taxpayers Union, Human Events; Frank Gaffney, Washington Times; George Berish, Washington Times; Ed Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation, in Chicago Sun Times; Wes Vernon, Renew America; Edward Hudgins, The Objectivist Center; Rich Karlgaard, Forbes magazine; Washington Times Editorial; National Review Editorial; Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Jewish World Review; others in Honolulu newspapers including Robert Fukuda (former U.S. Attorney for Hawaii), Joseph Gedan (Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge), Ken Conklin, Don Newman, Elaine Willman

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposSep2005May2006.html

Scared of the Akaka Bill
By Don Newman, senior policy analyst for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Hawaii Reporter, September 1, 2005
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?ce16b63f-fee4-407c-8198-a449dc1c8932

On September 2, 2005 the Hawaii Reporter on-line newspaper published excerpts of an article from "The Economist", a prestigious journal published in London England. The excerpts were at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?5b5a2fae-517e-4b01-b40a-dfe6c18779b8
Ken Conklin has since then obtained the full text of the article, provided below in chronological order.
SURF, SUN, AND SECESSION? A daft proposal for racial separatism approaches the Senate
The Economist, September 2, 2005

Move Over Kilauea -- 'Native Hawaiians' Legislation Threatens Fiscal Eruption
by Kristina Rasmussen
[Ms. Rasmussen is the Government Affairs Manager for the 350,000-member National Taxpayers Union (www.ntu.org). ]
Human Events, September 2, 2005
http://www.humaneventsonline.com/article.php?id=8839

Homeland IN-Security
[Excerpt from "Going To Pieces - The Dismantling of The United States of America; Perspective from a Native American on a Lack of Homeland Security on Tribal Lands; How Hawaii Senators are Involved]
By Elaine D. Willman, MPA
Hawaii Reporter, September 2, 2005 http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?27687a03-fc41-4ca6-81c7-5b5b2d7e2cd5

The undoing of America
By Frank J. Gaffney Jr.
The Washington Times, September 5, 2005
Frank J. Gaffney Jr. is president of the Center for Security Policy and a columnist for The Washington Times.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/commentary/20050904-100121-6141r.htm

"Oppose the Akaka Bill On Principle"
[Extraordinarily powerful statement of principles on which America was founded and which require rejection of Akaka bill]
by George Berish
Letter to editor, Washington Times, September 5, 2005
http://www.washingtontimes.com/functions/print.php?StoryID=20050904-100120-4888r

State of the Union
by Ed Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation
The Conservative Voice, September 5, 2005
http://www.theconservativevoice.com/articles/article.html?id=8040

Sneak attack of the racial/ethnic dividers
by Wes Vernon
Renew America, September 5, 2005
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/050905

Fascism in a Lei
by Edward Hudgins, Executive Director
The Objectivist Center, September 6, 2005
http://www.objectivistcenter.org/mediacenter/articles/ehudgins_fascism-in-a-lei.asp

** Elaine Willman, Chair of Citizens Equal Rights Alliance, published a powerful essay "Battered Communities." She describes non-Indian communities living inside or near Indian reservations as being like battered spouses, who often seem too timid to stand up for their rights; and she asks whether government officials in Hawai'i are like that. **
Hawaii Reporter, September 7, 2005
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?217e5849-73be-49b4-8591-6043b323ae22

Dunce of the Week [Weekly feature every Friday in Forbes Magazine]
Dunce(s) Of The Week: Daniel Akaka and Linda Lingle
by Rich Karlgaard
Forbes, September 9, 2005
http://www.forbes.com/business/2005/09/09/economics-hawaii-politics_cz_rk_0909dunce.html?partner=rss

Akaka Bill would reverse tradition of equal rights
by Joseph Gedan (former counsel to various legislative committees and a retired U.S. magistrate judge, now living in Honolulu)
Honolulu Star-Bulletin, September 29, 2005
http://starbulletin.com/2005/09/29/editorial/commentary.html

Separate but equal, Hawaiian-style
The Washington Times, October 3, 2005
TODAY'S EDITORIAL
http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20051002-093350-3309r.htm

Akaka Bill Dialog -- Robert K. Fukuda (former U.S. attorney for Hawai'i) vs. Oswald K. Stender (current OHA trustee), January to February 2006

National Review Online, May 24, 2006, Editorial
A Hawaiian Punch to E Pluribus Unum
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=OTA1ZDU0NWZmMTUwZWE0YzY3MmJjOGMxYjk1YjdhZjM

May 31, 2006: Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, writes an article in the Jewish World Review chastizing Republican Senators for abandoning the principles of Ronald Reagan in regard to immigration and especially in regard to the Akaka bill. She calls the Akaka bill a "reconquista of Hawaii" and a creation of group rights for a new victim class.
http://www.jewishworldreview.com/cols/chavez053106.asp

May 31, 2006: Ed Feulner, President of the Heritage Foundation, writes an article in the Chicago Sun-Times: "'E pluribus whatever' hardly a unifying national motto"
http://www.suntimes.com/output/feulner/cst-edt-feul31.html

May 31, 2006: Ken Conklin, article in Hawaii Reporter, asks "What Does the United States Owe to Native Hawaiians?" and describes two reports to Congress which clearly say the answer is "Nothing more nor less that what is owed to every other U.S. citizen" (the Morgan Report, 1894, and the Native Hawaiians Study Commission report, 1983).
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?e44e8f7b-5552-40d6-b0b8-fa54a69b85e7

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- September 2005 through May 2006 are listed above here. The Economist (London, England); Kristina Rasmussen, National Taxpayers Union, Human Events; Frank Gaffney, Washington Times; George Berish, Washington Times; Ed Feulner, President, The Heritage Foundation, in Chicago Sun Times; Wes Vernon, Renew America; Edward Hudgins, The Objectivist Center; Rich Karlgaard, Forbes magazine; Washington Times Editorial; National Review Editorial; Linda Chavez, President of the Center for Equal Opportunity, Jewish World Review; others in Honolulu newspapers including Robert Fukuda (former U.S. Attorney for Hawaii), Joseph Gedan (Retired U.S. Magistrate Judge), Ken Conklin, Don Newman, Elaine Willman

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposSep2005May2006.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- June 1 through December 31, 2006 are listed below here. Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- June 1 through December 31, 2006. U.S. Senators transcripts of speeches: Alexander(four), Cornyn(two), Craig, Enzi, Kyl, McConnell, Sessions(two); Alston Ramsay, National Review Editorial; Washington Times Editorial; Tim Chapman, Town Hall; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Duncan Currie,The Weekly Standard; John Fund, Wall Street Journal; Mary Katharine Ham, Townhall.com; The black leadership network Project 21; Wes Vernon, Renew America; National Review Editorial; Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; The Heritage Foundation, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee (personal friend of John McCain writes open letter to him), Cliff Slater, Elaine Willman

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposJunDec2006.html

June 1, 2006: National Review editorial by Alston Ramsay describes the "bastardization of history" underlying the Akaka bill, and says "Bad history inevitably makes bad law."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=YTM1MjA1OGMyNTJiZTA5NDI1ODVlNjE2ZTQ2MzlkMmE=

June 1, 2006: Washington Times editorial says the Akaka bill "is an attempt to legalize and codify what the Supreme Court ruled unconstitutional in 2000: a race-based government" and concludes "The Akaka bill subverts the ideal of equality without racial distinction toward which America strives. Mr. Akaka's legislation should not have proceeded this far, and deserves to be firmly defeated." http://www.washingtontimes.com/op-ed/20060531-090558-7868r.htm

June 1, 2006: Tim Chapman of Townhall.com calls the Akaka bill "An unconstitutional act." He says "winning this floor fight will be critical because of how dangerous the Native Hawaiian bill is."
http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/TimChapman/2006/06/01/199371.html

June 2: The Wall Street Journal has an editorial "The Akaka State? A recipe for Balkanization heads for the Senate floor." The conclusion: "Republicans this week have a chance to get one right by keeping an unconstitutional bill from reaching the floor of the Senate."
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB114921111782969411.html
[Article available only to subscribers; but copied in full in chronological order below]

June 4, 2006: Cliff Slater (Honolulu Advertiser) pokes holes in the Native Hawaiian victimhood claims, links corruption of mainland tribes with corruption of Bishop Estate.
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060604/OPINION03/606040309/1110/OPINION
A footnoted version of this important article is available at
http://lava.net/cslater/Akak3.pdf

June 5, 2006: Duncan Currie (The Weekly Standard) publishes lengthy review of Hawaiian political history, and concludes: "The Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act remains a noxious affront to E pluribus unum, and to anyone who gives a fig about colorblind justice and equal protection. As the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights concluded last month, it deserves an emphatic rejection--if not from the Senate or the House, than from President Bush."
http://weeklystandard.com/Content/Public/Articles/000/000/012/286pqinw.asp

June 5, 2006: John Fund (Wall Street Journal) asks "Will the Senate impose race-based government on Hawaii?" He concludes "But the Akaka bill is not just another special-interest boondoggle. It too important not to have senators give it the most exacting scrutiny. Creating a race-based government in Hawaii would create a dangerous precedent that could lead to ethnic balkanization on the mainland too."
http://www.opinionjournal.com/diary/?id=110008472

June 5, 2006: Mary Katharine Ham (Townhall.com) describes her conversations with Native Hawaiians who complain the nobody is asking them what they really want. Ham concludes "This "Hawaiian issue" will become a national issue this week. The Akaka bill's attempt to create a race-based government is antithetical to American values. If the Senate knows that the people of Hawaii—even native Hawaiians—believe that, then maybe we can indeed avoid a bad situation."
http://www.townhall.com/opinion/columns/MaryKatharineHam/2006/06/05/199857.html

June 5, 2006: The black leadership network Project 21 issues press release citing U.S. Commission on Civil Rights report and expressing concern that the Akaka bill conflicts with America's "melting pot" philosophy.
http://nationalcenter.org/P21PRHawaiiRacialGovernance606.html

June 5, 2006: Elaine D. Willman, the National Chair for the Citizens Equal Rights Alliance (CERA), says "The Akaka Bill is wrong on every level. Tell Congress to make this nightmare go away."
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?a1abdc83-2f2a-4d03-87a9-b03676d982c9

June 5, 2006: Wes Vernon, Renew America, "Dismantling of the United States: Happening right before our eyes" discusses the balkanization produced by the Mexican immigration and Akaka bills; says it's almost as though these two Senate bills could be imagined to be linked as a conspiracy to dismantle America.
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/060605

June 5, 2006: National Review reruns "A Race-Based State -- Hawaii wants a segregation that would boggle your mind."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZmMyNDlmZjYxZWFjNjExMzU5ODU5ZmYzZWQ0OGVhYTk=

June 6, 2006: Peter Kirsanow, member of the U.S. Civil Rights Commission and member of the National Labor Relations Board writes a strong message in the National Review entitled: "A Pandora's Box of Ethnic Sovereignty -- Race-based Hawaii, an island we don't want to travel to."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NDVhNDRiNmIxN2Y3YWNjODQ5NDcxMDJiYjMxMDZkYjM=

June 6, 2006: The Heritage Foundation, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies issues a report entitled: "The "Native Hawaiian" Bill: An Unconstitutional Approach in Furtherance of a Terrible Idea" by Ed Meese and Todd Gaziano
http://www.heritage.org/Research/LegalIssues/wm1114.cfm

June 8, 2006: Jerry Coffee, a personal friend of Senator John McCain and a fellow long-term prisoner of war with him in Viet Nam, sends him a "Dear John" letter begging him to oppose the Akaka bill: "Help -- Dangerous Legislation" http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?052a37cb-2f94-43a2-8283-91624cd15f7d

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- June 1 through December 31, 2006 are listed above here. Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- June 1 through December 31, 2006. U.S. Senators transcripts of speeches: Alexander(four), Cornyn(two), Craig, Enzi, Kyl, McConnell, Sessions(two); Alston Ramsay, National Review Editorial; Washington Times Editorial; Tim Chapman, Town Hall; Wall Street Journal Editorial; Duncan Currie,The Weekly Standard; John Fund, Wall Street Journal; Mary Katharine Ham, Townhall.com; The black leadership network Project 21; Wes Vernon, Renew America; National Review Editorial; Peter Kirsanow, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights; The Heritage Foundation, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies; others in Honolulu newspapers including Jerry Coffee (personal friend of John McCain writes open letter to him), Cliff Slater, Elaine Willman

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposJunDec2006.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- January 1 to December 31, 2007. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander floor speech; Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2); National Leadership Network of Conservative African-Americans; Ken Conklin in Insight Magazine; Herbert London (President of the Hudson Institute), in Insight Magazine; Wes Vernon in Renew America; Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity; Barb Lindsay, national director and spokesperson on behalf of One Nation United; Jere Krischel, senior scholar for Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, testimony to civil rights committee; Stephen Aghjayan testimony to civil rights committee; Elaine Willman, Chair, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH; House Republican Study Committee; Knoxville Metro Pulse columnist; Investors Business Daily editorial; Ken Conklin in Molokai Times; GEORGE F. WILL (Washington Post); NEWT GINGRICH (FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE); others in Honolulu newspapers and websites including Jerry Coffee, Ken Conklin(3), Joseph Gedan, Jim Growney, Jere Krischel (2), Grant Jones, Richard Rowland, Andrew Walden, Daniel P. de Gracia II

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposEarly2007.html

Text of Senator Akaka's speech at the time of introducing the Akaka bill on January 17, 2007 INTERSPERSED WITH COLOR-CODED CORRECTIONS AND COMMENTS by Jere Krischel and Ken Conklin

Press release and floor speech by U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R, TN) opposing the Akaka bill, on January 17, 2007 (same day the bill was introduced)

Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, published a lengthy commentary opposing the Akaka bill in National Review on January 18, 2007, entitled "Disunited States; Multiculturalism Run Amok." First sentence: "The worst piece of legislation ever analyzed by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights has been brought back from the dead and may be enacted in the next few weeks."
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NTE0MmUwNjE5ODYxMWQxY2ExMTc3ZmU0OGY3Yzk1YzE=

Essay by Ken Conklin: "Akaka Warns: The Natives Are Restless (Schoolyard Bully Wants Your Lunch Money)." Senator Akaka introduced his bill for 2007 with a speech on the Senate floor that included a warning that there will be racial trouble unless the Akaka bill is passed. This is intimidation; demanding appeasement.
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/restlessnatives.html

February 27: Article in Hawaii Reporter analyzes an advertisement by OHA in Honolulu Advertiser whose purpose was to persuade everyone that "Hawaiian" properly refers to a racial group rather than to citizens of Hawai'i. "This is what the Akaka bill and OHA are asking for. They ask you to be ignorant of the multi-ethnic history of the Kingdom of Hawaii. They ask you to take an internationally recognized nation, which established equal rights over 100 years before our own civil rights movement, and to undo their progressive political acts." Full text below.
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1632aa4e-06ff-462b-b2e0-56cb47f1cd5b

March 30: Article by Grant Jones on his own blog and also on Hawaii Reporter, entitled: "The Akaka Bill: A Moral Disaster." Full text below.
http://kalapanapundit.blogspot.com/2007/03/akaka-bill-moral-disaster.html

April 12: Richard Rowland, President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, article consists entirely of questions about the Akaka bill which are frightening and unanswered
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?25ebf47e-2269-4fca-81df-2304f6e622f3

April 18: Jerry Coffee, Viet Nam war hero and fellow prisoner of war with Senator John McCain, writes in "Midweek" newspaper: "Why We Don't Need the Akaka Bill"
http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/coffeebreak_article/why_we_dont_need_the_akaka_bill/

May 2: National Leadership Network of Conservative African-Americans opposes Akaka bill and opposes House Committee passing the bill without holding a hearing.
http://www.nationalcenter.org/P21PR_Native_Hawaiian_Government_050207.html

May 7, 2007: Jim Growney, U.S. Citizen and Native Hawaiian: "Study Needs to Be Done on Akaka Bill's Potential Impact; Open Testimony to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee"
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?699e85b8-5eeb-4385-9888-846227a1a74c

May 10, 2007: Jere Krischel, Senior Fellow of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, published his testimony to the Senate Indian Affairs Committee regarding the Akaka bill. Krischel contradicts statements made by Senator Dorgan, Hawaii Attorney General Bennett, and OHA chair Haunani Apoliona.
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?3f1c8aa7-f6fb-45d6-9f39-b397d26c4868

May 11, 2007: Joseph Gedan published his testimony to the Indian Affairs Committee, focusing on the full partnership between ethnic Hawaiians and newcomers during the Hawaiian Kingdom and continuing today.
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?bb41ddce-b172-4d67-969a-4ec752065537

May 15-21, 2007: Kenneth Conklin article in Insight Magazine: "Hawaii's racial separatism paves way to eventual secession"
[** Insight Magazine is a conservative weekly on-line magazine published every Tuesday, focusing on issues of national importance, and affiliated with The Washington Times]
http://tinyurl.com/23xo6p

May 22, 2007: Herbert London, President of the Hudson Institute, published an article in Insight Magazine (republished in his own Hudson Institute bulletin on May 23) opposing the Akaka bill because it would lead to balkanization.
http://www.hudson.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=publication_details&id=4929

June 2, 2007: Ken Conklin, 500-word commentary in Honolulu Star-Bulletin, explains how Akaka bill would protect and expand Hawai'i's rising wall of apartheid.
http://starbulletin.com/2007/06/02/editorial/commentary.html

June 6, 2007: Andrew Walden article in Hawaii Reporter "Akaka Bill: Creating a Haven for Corruption?"
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?09c220c0-dfe9-4e9f-9146-d1f3d8eddbd6

August 13, 2007: Wes Vernon article in Renew America "Deliberately further dividing America"
http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/vernon/070813

August 17, 2007: Ken Conklin, testimony regarding the Akaka bill to the Hawaii Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, for hearing on August 20.
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/AkakaConklinHACtestimony081707.html

August 20, 2007: Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel of Center for Equal Opportunity, testimony for civil rights committee for debate with Hawaii Attorney General Robert Bennett. Full text at:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/AkakaCivRts082007Clegg.html

August 31, 2007: TESTIMONY OF BARB LINDSAY, NATIONAL DIRECTOR AND SPOKESPERSON OF "ONE NATION UNITED" PRESENTED TO HAWAII ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS, AUGUST 31, 2007. Published in Hawaii Reporter September 1 2007 at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?634d95bf-5260-49c5-82bd-6d43895fd2e3

September 5, 2007 Jere Krischel, senior scholar for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, gave testimony to the Hawaii Advisory Committee of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, by invitation. "Debunking Myths Surrounding the Akaka Bill" Full text copied below. Published in Hawaii Reporter September 10, 2007 at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1a3fda56-e88f-4152-b0c2-6203bb33879f

September 11, 2007 Stephen Aghjayan, testimony to civil rights committee regarding his observations from lengthy residency on Swinomish Indian Reservation in the State of Washington, published on the blog of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii at:
http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/GrassrootPerspective/AghjayanAkakaLetter.shtml

October 8, 2007 Elaine Willman, Chair, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance --
"The Akaka Bill: Escalating Separatism, Socialism and Tribalism"
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?61ad9c87-444d-4f02-adeb-fe32a7fd865c

October 22, 2007 U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH issued a statement strongly opposing the Akaka bill and threatening to veto it if it reaches his desk. The President's statement can be seen as a pdf file on official letterhead, and/or as a simple text document, at

http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/AkakaPresBushStatmntHse102207.html
The simple text format of the statement is also copied in full below, in chronological order.

October 24, 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Study Committee issued a 10-page statement strongly opposing the Akaka bill. The statement was printed on colorful letterhead available as a pdf document, and is also available in simple text. To see the document (in either or both formats), go to

October 22, 2007 U.S. PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH issued a statement strongly opposing the Akaka bill and threatening to veto it if it reaches his desk. The President's statement can be seen as a pdf file on official letterhead, and/or as a simple text document, at
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/AkakaPresBushStatmntHse102207.html
The simple text format of the statement is also copied in full below, in chronological order.

October 24, 2007 the U.S. House of Representatives Republican Study Committee issued a 10-page statement strongly opposing the Akaka bill. The statement was printed on colorful letterhead available as a pdf document, and is also available in simple text. To see the document (in either or both formats), go to http://www.angelfire.com/planet/big60/AkakaHseRSC102407.html

October 24, 2007: Peter Kirsanow (member of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and also of the National Labor Relations Board), "Multicultural Racism -- The Insidiousness of Hawaiian Separatism" in National Review (online)
http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=ZTMyMTlmNjlhZWIyZThmNmJiZDczYzhlY2ZmYmQ0ZDA=

October 25, 2007: Knoxville (TN) Metro Pulse (weekly) commentary: "One Nation...Indivisible -- Scrap the Hawaiian Nation idea"
http://www.metropulse.com/articles/2007/17_44/commentary.html

October 29, 2007: INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY, Editorial: "Hawaii Oh-Oh"
http://www.ibdeditorials.com/IBDArticles.aspx?id=278549878227306

November 21, 2007: Ken Conklin, "Akaka bill bad for everyone", Molokai Times, page A-7
http://www.molokaitimes.com/Issues/MT11.21.07.pdf

George F. Will, nationally syndicated columnist, published a major commentary ripping the Akaka bill in The Washington Post and reprinted in numerous newspapers throughout America.
"Social Engineers In Paradise"
By George F. Will
The Washington Post, Thursday, November 29, 2007, Page A25
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/28/AR2007112802053.html
The commentary drew a large number of comments on the newspaper's blog for this article. The comments make interesting reading to see how some angry Hawaiian sovereignty zealots trash George Will and try to defend the Akaka bill, while many opponents of the Akaka bill come forward to say he told the truth. See:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/28/AR2007112802053_Comments.html
In view of George Will's comments comparing the Akaka bill's racism with the racism of Hitler's treatment of Jews, and in view of comments saying that comparison is absurd, it is notable that one of the many places where George Will's article was reprinted was the Jewish World Review, whose audience knows the comparison is appropriate.
http://jewishworldreview.com/cols/will112907.php3

December 4, 2007: NEWT GINGRICH, FORMER SPEAKER OF THE U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, PUBLISHED AN ESSAY OPPOSING THE AKAKA BILL.
"A Race-Based Government in Hawaii? So Much for 'E Pluribus Unum'"
Human Events, December 4, 2007
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=23775
Also republished in Hawaii Reporter, December 4, 2007
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?6acfbe72-19ac-4d5f-b894-c3ffbdde208b

Daniel P. de Gracia II, a political scientist specializing in international relations and also a pastor, writes a lengthy and passionate commentary opposing the Akaka bill based on many historical perspectives: "It's Time We Started Recognizing The United States of America In Hawaii"
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?29e4667f-d68e-4bda-a58a-af4d9dc1d3d5

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- January 1 to December 31, 2007. U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander floor speech; Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (2); National Leadership Network of Conservative African-Americans; Ken Conklin in Insight Magazine; Herbert London (President of the Hudson Institute), in Insight Magazine; Wes Vernon in Renew America; Roger Clegg, President and General Counsel, Center for Equal Opportunity; Barb Lindsay, national director and spokesperson on behalf of One Nation United; Jere Krischel, senior scholar for Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, testimony to civil rights committee; Stephen Aghjayan testimony to civil rights committee; Elaine Willman, Chair, Citizens Equal Rights Alliance; PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH; House Republican Study Committee; Knoxville Metro Pulse columnist; Investors Business Daily editorial; Ken Conklin in Molokai Times; GEORGE F. WILL (Washington Post); NEWT GINGRICH (FORMER SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE); others in Honolulu newspapers and websites including Jerry Coffee, Ken Conklin(3), Joseph Gedan, Jim Growney, Jere Krischel (2), Grant Jones, Richard Rowland, Andrew Walden

To see the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOpposEarly2007.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Dick Rowland (President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii); Arthur Lemay (retired informatics executive and management consultant); Eric Seabury (6th generation resident of Hawaii whose great-great-great grandfather became a naturalized subject of the Kingdom in 1860); Jerry Coffee (Viet Nam prisoner of war with John McCain); H. William Burgess(2); Kenneth R. Conklin(6); Kaleihanamau Johnson; Jere Krischel; Andrew Walden; ethnic Hawaiian secessionist leaders; Matthew Vadum, James Dellinger, and Phil Brand of Capital Research Center(2); Duncan Hengest in American Renaissance magazine; PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN MCCAIN; American Spectator; William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation

To see the full text of the actual articles listed below, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOppos2008.html

January 16, 2008: Dick Rowland, President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, notes the divisiveness and jurisdictional conflicts the Akaka bill would spawn, and then asks readers to sign an internet petition demanding the Hawaii legislature "let us vote" on whether we want Congress to pass the bill.

http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/GrassInReview/GrassInReview01-16-08.shtml
** Article also republished on January 17, 2008 in Hawaii Reporter (online) at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?7d345c39-eeb0-4114-b235-8d73b7866bfc

January 24, 2008
"Too Bad Obama Supports the Akaka Bill -- The Akaka Bill is Unfair and Un-American"
By Arthur Lemay (retired informatics executive and management consultant. He is a science graduate of Harvard, and writes extensively on scientific subjects. He was the systems architect for several world-wide information systems. In addition, he was president of several high-tech companies, both in computer services and manufacturing. His consulting clients included the U.S. Congress, several major banks in New York, venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and a major Japanese company.)
Hawaii Reporter, January 24, 2008
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?eebf34c6-3af0-4017-8b00-6b45b019fb8e

January 28, 2008
"Our Hawaii"
By Eric Seabury
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?ff4830d4-d4c5-4770-8691-839d9b368be0

The Native Hawaiian ‘Reservation’
By Jerry Coffee
Midweek (O'ahu, Hawai'i), January 30, 2008
http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/coffeebreak_article/the_native_hawaiian_reservation/

Akaka Bill Would Set Precedent for Break Up of Every State in the Nation
Letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (including links to his 2006 testimony presented live to the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs).
by H. William Burgess
Hawaii Reporter, February 7, 2008
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?62a94585-cc2f-462f-a42c-8b05cbcd415b

State's Land Distribution to Office of Hawaiian Affairs: 'Killing Our State Through Death of 1,000 Cuts' (testimony to state Legislature describes the "big picture" how this land transfer fits into the Akaka bill).
by Kenneth R. Conklin
Hawaii Reporter, February 7, 2008
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?5364350c-ae8e-401f-812a-211f27eef35a

February 28, 2008
Broken Rainbow: Hawaii's Racial Separatism Threatens America's Fundamental Principles
Hawaii Reporter, February 28, 2008
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?f595a9fe-d954-4148-9b83-a85f86528a46
By Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.

March 22, 2008
PRICE OF APOLOGY: CLINTON, OBAMA, AND THE HAWAIIAN QUID PRO QUO
by Andrew Walden
Pajamas Media, March 22, 2008
http://pajamasmedia.com/2008/03/price_of_apology_clinton_obama.php

April 15-16, 2008
Republic of Hawaii Was Recognized Worldwide as the Legitimate Government of These Islands
Photos of letters of recognition personally signed by 19 foreign rulers in 1894 discredit the apology resolution, undermine the Akaka bill, and confirm that the ceded lands belong to all Hawaii's people without racial distinction.
By Dr. Ken Conklin
** The most complete version of this essay was published in
Hawaii Reporter, April 16, 2008 at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?4692e83b-6924-469b-bd0a-13512024596f
** Other versions were published in
The Maui News, April 15, 2008 at
http://www.mauinews.com/page/category.detail/nav/18/Letters_to_the_Editor.html
and
The Garden Island News (Kaua'i), April 16, 2008 at
http://www.kauaiworld.com/articles/2008/04/16/opinion/edit02.txt

April 28, 2008
Hawaii Needs You
An open letter to the US left from the Hawaiian sovereignty movement.
["The Nation" magazine dated April 28, 2008 devoted major space to a series of articles about the history of Hawaii and the victimization of ethnic Hawaiians. An "open letter" opposing the Akaka bill was written by Hawaii's most famous secessionists.]
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20080428/open_letter

May 1, 2008
Diversity in Hawaii -- Our tropical paradise is a racial tinderbox.
by Duncan Hengest
American Renaissance, May 2008, Vol. 19, No. 5, Cover story
A pdf file will probably be placed eventually in the magazine's archives at
http://www.amren.com

May 2, 2008
Media Downplay Hawaii Uprising, Back Hawaiian Apartheid Bill
By Matthew Vadum, Newsbusters blog
http://newsbusters.org/blogs/matthew-vadum/2008/05/02/media-downplay-hawaii-uprising-back-hawaiian-apartheid-bill

May 15, 2008
"The Aloha Spirit -- what it is, who possess it, and why it is important"
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?bf4cc8fa-4e53-4086-a6fd-d20bfe35523e

May 16, 2008
Don’t Free Hawaii!
By James Dellinger and Phil Brand
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?6756b92e-2efd-4d51-b7c7-0b92d4258a92

May 18, 2008
Akaka Bill Pushed by Social Engineers Dividing Hawaii and America: George Will Got it Right
By H. William Burgess and Sandra Puanani Burgess
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?464780e6-930e-4384-8b86-d554b0a8bee1

June 13, 2008
Akaka Bill Would Wipe Out Over 200 Years of Integration in Hawaii and Replace it With Apartheid
by Jere Krischel, Senior Fellow, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?be5695cc-dfb6-44f0-bf63-0c5701fe7784

June 16, 2008
Rights are Inherent for All People by Virtue of Their Humanity, Not By Virtue of Their Ancestry or Nationality
Open Letter to U.S. Senator Akaka Opposing the Akaka Bill
By Kaleihanamau Johnson
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?cb3ad702-347d-47f2-8eba-c34b02899875

June 23, 2008
Lies told on the U.S. Senate Floor by Senators Inouye and Dorgan Regarding the Akaka Bill
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?41199966-fce3-48c8-bd18-7c53630ffc55

August 31, 2008:
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN MCCAIN
written reply to Honolulu Star-Bulletin request for a statement of his position on the Akaka bill
http://specials.starbulletin.com/john_mccain/we-ask-mccain-and-he-answers-on-issues-of-rail-hawaiians-oil/

September 30, 2008:
Trouble in Paradise
By Joseph Lawler
The American Spectator
http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13963

December 1, 2008
One Consequence of a "Sorry" Congress; More to Come!
by William Perry Pendley
President and Chief Legal Officer
Mountain States Legal Foundation
Townhall.com
http://townhall.com/Columnists/WilliamPerryPendley/2008/12/01/one_consequence_of_a_sorry_congress;_more_to_come!

December 3, 2008
Hawaiian Sovereignty, Zionism, and Governor Lingle -- Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle's main motive for supporting the Akaka bill, OHA, race-based entitlements, and Kamehameha Schools' racially exclusionary admissions policy is her strong support for Zionism and her mistaken belief that the Hawaiian sovereignty movement is comparable to the struggle to establish and maintain a Jewish nation of Israel.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
http://www.angelfire.com/bigfiles90/LingleZionismHawnSov.html

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2008 through December 31, 2008. Dick Rowland (President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii); Arthur Lemay (retired informatics executive and management consultant); Eric Seabury (6th generation resident of Hawaii whose great-great-great grandfather became a naturalized subject of the Kingdom in 1860); Jerry Coffee (Viet Nam prisoner of war with John McCain); H. William Burgess(2); Kenneth R. Conklin(6); Kaleihanamau Johnson; Jere Krischel; Andrew Walden; ethnic Hawaiian secessionist leaders; Matthew Vadum, James Dellinger, and Phil Brand of Capital Research Center(2); Duncan Hengest in American Renaissance magazine; PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE JOHN MCCAIN; American Spectator; William Perry Pendley, President and Chief Legal Officer, Mountain States Legal Foundation

To see the full text of the actual articles listed above, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/planet/bigfiles40/AkakaPublOppos2008.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Jere Krischel; A series of audios and videos; Andrew Walden; Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x4; Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell M.D. et. al.; H. William Burgess x2; Tom Macdonald x2; Robert R. Kessler, Michael K. Bates, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS LETTER TO CONGRESS; WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL; ZOGBY POLL; WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; HUMAN EVENTS EDITORIAL; HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT

To see the full text of the actual articles listed below, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaPubsOpposed2009.html

January 23, 2009:
Open letter to President Obama
Akaka Bill Promises to Divide Our Homeland By Race
by Jere Krischel, Senior Fellow of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.
Published in Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
"As a fellow hapa haole, born and raised in Hawaii as you were, educated at Punahou as you were, I beg you to turn towards those who are still promoting the Akaka Bill, and with all the grand rhetoric at your disposal, demand they abandon their attempts to divide us as a people based on race. Insist to them that we are "One America," "One People," and we should all live under "One Law.""
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?0287db9f-fea7-44b1-a573-f3abb5496cc5

http://akakabill.org/audio-downloads/
Audios and videos opposing the Akaka bill
A series of hard-hitting one-minute audio messages oppose the Akaka bill, accompanied by corresponding YouTube videos and transcripts. Each item focuses on one historical figure who is of major importance in Hawaiian history or culture but would not be recognized as Hawaiian according to the Akaka bill; or one aspect of the Akaka bill that is contrary to the ideals of unity, equality, and aloha. The webpage offering the audios and videos was launched in February 2009 with 10 audios and 5 accompanying videos. More will be added from time to time. Please visit
http://akakabill.org/audio-downloads/ http://akakabill.org/audio-downloads/

February 22, 2009
The Akaka Bill: A Cash Cow for Democrats
by Andrew Walden
Published in The American Thinker magazine

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/02/the_akaka_bill_a_cash_cow_for.html

February 24, 2009
Akaka Bill Deja Vu
New Akaka bill, same as the one from 2000, strips away all protections inserted since then
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?903eb3f4-0e79-44e4-9f86-5fee5f293980

March 15, 2009
Open letter to President Obama regarding the Akaka bill (Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill).
This letter appeals to President Obama based on his ideals expressed in his speech in Berlin (tear down the walls that separate people by race and tribe); his racial heritage and the struggle for integration vs. racial separatism; and his background as a professor of Constitutional law.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Complete letter
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaObamaOpenLetter.html
Complete letter published in Hawaii Reporter, April 28, 2009
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?1e62f64d-6905-4bd6-8439-71e2688bb1b2
Short letter to editor in The Washington Times, March 15, 2009
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/mar/15/supporting-racial-separatism/

April 15, 2009
An Urgent Open Letter to Barack Obama
by Kekuni Blaisdell, Lynette Cruz, George Flores, et. al.
Counterpunch magazine
http://www.counterpunch.org/blaisdell04152009.html

June 11, 2009 (Kamehameha Day)
What Kamehameha hath joined together, let not Akaka rip asunder
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter June 12, 2009
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?2291485d-3384-46d5-b96b-90229e6f3a87
ALSO
Website June 11, 2009
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaKamehameha061109.html

July 29, 2009
Hawaii's Most Important Civil Rights Issues
Open Letter to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
[Attorney H. William Burgess, a member of the Hawaii Advisory Committee, publishes his letter to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights describing the most important civil rights issues facing Hawaii. The Akaka bill is high on his list.]
By H. William Burgess
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?31751924-ace9-42c9-8feb-04f27ef6d313

August 3, 2009
Outlining the Demands for Transfer of Lands and Money to New Hawaiian Government
[a list of demands for transfer of land, money, and jurisdiction to a Native Hawaiian government that was published by OHA in 1993 in relation to the 100th anniversary of the overthrow of the monarchy and were included in draft legislation for a Native Hawaiian restoration bill to accompany the apology resolution, and compares that list with the actual list of negotiating topics contained in and empowered by the current Akaka bill]
By Tom Macdonald
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?fc5b4315-e466-4f25-a22f-13b0f2e4ef40

August 3, 2009
Open Letter to US Senate: Please Oppose the Akaka Bill
[opposing Akaka bill on grounds it is racially divisive, would cause uncertainty and instability in the already-depressed business environment, and would encourage the secessionist movement.]
By Robert R. Kessler
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?151ab76d-df37-48cc-9275-890702b9f23a

August 18, 2009
Akaka bill clashes with Hawaii ideals
by H. William Burgess and Thomas Macdonald
Honolulu Advertiser
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20090818/OPINION03/908180306/Akaka+bill+clashes+with+Hawai+i+ideals

August 24, 2009
Akaka Bill is Racist Legislation, Will Divide People of Hawaii by Race
Open Letter to the US Senate
By Michael K. Bates
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?48b34bf2-8272-4d35-b407-ebdfaf17e95f

August 24, 2009
Anti-American Rage in Hawaii
Hawaii golden jubilee includes ripping the 50th star off the U.S. flag and burning it. [so why would Congress want to pass the Akaka bill to empower radical anti-Americans?]
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?3a124d0f-58e4-4e74-aca7-e4f19a284a62

August 28, 2009: U.S. Commission on Civil Rights letter to Congressional leaders once again blasting the Akaka bill: calling it unconstitutional, racially divisive, setting a bad precedent, and contrary to the multiracial polity of the Hawaiian Kingdom. On official stationery signed by Commissioners.
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaUSCCR082809.pdf

September 8, 2009:
Shakedown at the luau
Congress tries to carve up Hawaii
The Washington Times, EDITORIAL
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/08/shakedown-at-the-luau/

December 15, 2009
ZOGBY POLL
Article in Hawaii Reporter summarizes the results
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?15b6ea0e-f51c-4fa4-899f-9b2ee790caa5
Official report from Zogby includes text of questions and percentages for all responses
http://big09a.angelfire.com/AkakaZogbyReleased121509.pdf

December 17, 2009
WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL
Aloha, Segregation
The Akaka bill would create a race-based state in Hawaii.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203917304574412832314714444.html

December 18, 2009
HUMAN EVENTS describes all sides in the Akaka bill debate. including the stealth tactics involved in pushing the radical new amended version through Congress
"Only 34 Percent of Hawaiians Support Akaka Bill"
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=34895

December 20, 2009
HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT
Commentary opposing the radical new version of the Akaka bill, published in Honolulu Advertiser.
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20091220/OPINION03/912200335/State+could+end+up+losing+revenue++legal+protection

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2009 through December 31, 2009. Jere Krischel; A series of audios and videos; Andrew Walden; Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x4; Dr. Kekuni Blaisdell M.D. et. al.; H. William Burgess x2; Tom Macdonald x2; Robert R. Kessler, Michael K. Bates, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS LETTER TO CONGRESS; WASHINGTON TIMES EDITORIAL; ZOGBY POLL; WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; HUMAN EVENTS EDITORIAL; HAWAII ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK BENNETT

To see the full text of the actual articles listed above, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaPubsOpposed2009.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Jere Krischel (x3); Ken Conklin (x5); U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; HAWAII GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE; U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES MINORITY PARTY (REPUBLICAN) STATEMENT; CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN WEBSITE; Duncan Currie (National Review Online); REP DOC HASTINGS, RANKING MEMBER OF HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE (x2); PETER KIRSANOW, COMMISSIONER, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS (x4); GAIL HERIOT, COMMISSIONER, USCCR; SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R, TN); SENATOR JIM DEMINT (R, SC); John Fund (Wall St. Journal writer); Kevin D. Williamson (New York Post); Mike Brownfield (Heritage Foundation), Matt Sussman ("Technocrati" executive editor); Honolulu Star-Bulletin (editorial demands local hearings); WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; Armstrong Williams ("The Hill" Capitol Hill newspaper); Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst, The Washington Examiner; Jimmy Kuroiwa; James W. Cox; Brian Darling (Heritage Foundation); Ryan William Nohea Garcia (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal); SENATORS KYL, ALEXANDER, CORNYN, COBURN press release; John Carroll (former candidate for Governor)
Following is a table of contents of the articles in the order they appear lower on this webpage, for the period January 1, 2010 through the present. To see full text of the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaPubsOpposed2010.html

On January 15, 2010 there was a public forum on the Akaka bill. Pollster John Zogby gave a slide presentation of the results of his poll on the Akaka bill that was released in December, and answered questions. Results of the Zogby poll are at
http://tinyurl.com/yczuo3q
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs was invited to send a spokesperson to give a speech and answer questions, but at the last minute OHA backed out. Ten-minute speeches opposing the Akaka bill were given by civil rights activist Jere Krischel and by ethnic Hawaiian sovereignty activist Leon Siu. Jere Krischel published an essay based on his speech, at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?2f8cd402-479f-4abf-8361-c05d53a93c38
Full text of Mr. Krischel's article appears below.
An audio podcast of the speech by Jere Krischel is at
http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/system/attachments/39/2010-01-15_Akaka_Panel_-_Jere_Krischel.mp3
And an audio podcast of the speech by Leon Siu is at
http://www.grassrootinstitute.org/system/attachments/40/2010-01-15_Akaka_Panel_-_Leon_Siu.mp3

January 18, 2010:
I am Hawaiian; we are all Hawaiians
by Jere Krischel, Senior Fellow of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii.
Published in Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?2f8cd402-479f-4abf-8361-c05d53a93c38

February 22, 2010:
10th Anniversary of U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Rice v. Cayetano
The February 23, 2000 U.S. Supreme Court decision spurred a decade of additional civil rights lawsuits seeking to abolish or desegregate Hawaii's empire of government and private race-based programs. Racial separatists immediately sought protection for those programs through the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) still being pushed in Congress 10 years later.
Published in Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?245f8af4-5154-46f0-86f8-eacf41f33693

February 22, 2010:
U.S. Commission on Civil Rights sends letter to Congressional leaders reaffirming their letter of opposition to the Akaka bill from August 28, 2009
Letter reprinted in National Review Online; links to pdf files can be found in full text later on Conklin's website.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZmFlNmNjMTQwZjc0OTgyOTBjM2RkMjY3Njk1NTZmY2U=

February 22, 2010:
Hawaii Governor Linda Lingle: Current Version of Akaka Bill is Not One My Administration Can Support
"The current bill establishes that the Native Hawaiian governing entity would start with broad governmental powers and authorities, with negotiations to follow."
Published on the Governor's official government webpage at
http://hawaii.gov/gov/news/releases/2010-news-releases/statement-by-governor-linda-lingle-on-the-native-hawaiian-government-reorganization-act
Also published in Hawaii Reporter online newspaper
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?4b452e51-a86d-4e22-950b-a6ef7f42c374

February 22, 2010:
U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources, Minority (Republican) blog, February 22, 2010
Press Release
Native Hawaiian Recognition Bill Creates Unconstitutional Race-Based Government
http://republicans.resourcescommittee.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=171333

February 22, 2010
GOP.gov -- The website of the Republicans in Congress
What Every Member Needs to Know About the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act
http://www.gop.gov/policy-news/10/02/22/what-every-member-needs-to

February 23, 2010
Trouble in Paradise
Why the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act deserves to fail.
by Duncan Currie, deputy managing editor of National Review Online
Published in National Review online
http://article.nationalreview.com/425840/trouble-in-paradise/duncan-currie

February 23, 2010
Hawaiians deserve to vote, not just Congress
By Rep. Doc Hastings
[the ranking member of the House Natural Resources Committee]
Published in The Dailer Caller (Republicsn Congressional blog]
http://dailycaller.com/2010/02/23/hawaiians-deserve-to-vote-not-congress/
[Plus text of amendments to be offered by Rep. Doc Hastings and Rep. Jeff Flake, which will be voted down by Democrats]

February 23, 2010
Hawaiian Hallucinations [Ethnic Hawaiians are nothing like an Indian tribe]
by Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Published in National Review Online
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=NDI3MzUyMTg5NDQ5NWIwYTdkNzQxYWJhMzIzZWQwMDY

February 23, 2010
Disunited States
["The bill is not only constitutionally defective and morally repugnant, but by logical extension it opens the door for members of other racial classifications to petition the government for sovereign status. ... All congressmen who vote in favor of this odious bill should be questioned closely about their support of state-sponsored racial discrimination and juridical balkanization. That this bill could make it to the House floor for a vote is an abomination."]
by Peter Kirsanow, Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Published in National Review Online
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=MTc0ZWNlYjc1MDJjMTZlMTY5YTY0MjJlY2ZlOGQzZmI=

February 23, 2010 Floor Statement during Akaka bill debate by Rep. Doc Hastings opposing the Abercrombie substitute version of the Akaka bill Published by House Committee on Natural Resources Republican Press Office
http://republicans.resourcescommittee.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=172644

February 23, 2010
Press Release from Senator Lamar Alexander (R, TN)
(no URL available)
"But in America, we say, 'One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all'— not 'Many nations, divided by race, with special privileges for some.'"

February 23, 2010
Press release from Senator Jim DeMint (R, SC)
http://demint.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=PressReleases.Detail&PressRelease_id=fdf0418c-c4af-73d8-e623-c67526a390e6
"We should stand together in opposition to racially divisive and discriminatory laws like this. The Native Hawaiian bill is unconstitutional and violates the national unity of E Pluribus Unum. I will use all the tools available in the Senate to ensure that this bill does not become law."

February 24, 2010
The Two-State Solution
The Abercrombie bill is a profound mistake. The people of Hawaii are a true melting pot, living in remarkable harmony
by John H. Fund (columnist for The Wall Street Journal)
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?74575861-4af3-409e-93a2-fc4af7fa6709

February 24, 2010
Race-based gov't: the aloha land grab
By Kevin D. Williamson
The New York Post
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/opinion/opedcolumnists/race_based_gov_the_aloha_land_grab_dQG4jwJZF4ybQff4jMhYDM

February 24, 2010
A Separate, Race-Based Government for Native Hawaiians?
By Mike Brownfield, writer for The Heritage Foundation
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?80bbad39-9f29-4ffd-a5ec-677cb83a2d99

February 24, 2009
Equal Protection Is for Flakes [referring to Rep. Jeff Flake's proposed amendment to require the Akaka tribe to comply with the 14th Amendment]
by Peter Kirsanow (Commissioner, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights)
National Review Online
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ODM3M2UyMTgyMTFjOWFiZjJkNTdlYWFkYjAwN2MzZDg

February 25, 2010
Hawai'i Wants Two Different Governments
by Matt Sussman, executive editor, "Technocrati"
http://technorati.com/politics/article/hawaii-wants-two-different-governments/#comments

February 25, 2010
Akaka Bill needs airing
Honolulu Star-Bulletin editorial says there should be public hearings in Hawaii
http://www.starbulletin.com/editorials/20100225_akaka_bill_needs_airing.html

February 27, 2010
Hawaiian Secession
Dividing up the islands based on race.
The Wall Street Journal, Editorial
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704188104575083843429621442.html
[** As reprinted in U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Natural Resources, Minority (Republican) webpage, March 1, 2010
"In Case You Missed It - Wall Street Journal: Hawaiian Secession
"Hawaii has a rich and diverse cultural history, and the Senate should reject this attempt to segregate the state by legislative sleight of hand.""
http://republicans.resourcescommittee.house.gov/News/DocumentSingle.aspx?DocumentID=174092 ]

February 28, 2010
Congress Tries to Break Hawaii in Two
A racial spoils precedent that could lead to new 'tribal' demands across the U.S.
By GAIL HERIOT AND PETER KIRSANOW, Commissioners, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
Published in the Wall Street Journal
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748703411304575093180795586118.html?mod=WSJ_Opinion_LEFTTopOpinion

March 1, 2010
Hawaii's Real Tsunami
Many metaphors are needed to describe the horrors of the Akaka bill.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/story.aspx?29735ffb-9d81-49e1-b517-eb223667becb

March 1, 2010
Racism under the radar screen
By Armstrong Williams
The Hill (Washington D.C. newspaper focusing on Congress)
http://thehill.com/blogs/pundits-blog/civil-rights/84203-racism-under-the-radar-screen

March 3, 2010
Will Senate say aloha to racial discrimination?
by Michael Barone
Senior Political Analyst, The Washington Examiner
http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/politics/Will-Senate-say-aloha-to-racial-discrimination_-86050397.html

March 14, 2010
Hawaii voter can forgive major disagreements with leftist gubernatorial candidate Abercrombie over several decades regarding Viet Nam war, abortion, same-sex marriage, etc.; but can never forgive Abercrombie's support for Akaka bill.
Honolulu Advertiser, letters to editor
http://www.honoluluadvertiser.com/article/20100314/OPINION02/3140333/1108

April 21, 2010
On April 21, 2010 the Honolulu City Council considered a resolution to support the Akaka bill. On April 16 Ken Conklin submitted by e-mail detailed and heavily documented testimony opposing the resolution, and then very brief oral testimony at the Council hearing on April 21. A webpage contains the proposed resolution, Conklin's oral testimony, and Conklin's written testimony including a proposed substitute resolution opposing the Akaka bill. See:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaResoHonCouncilApr2010.html
Three 10-minute YouTube videos of the 29-minute Honolulu City Council testimony and discussion on the Akaka bill are arranged from left to right in the correct order at
http://tinyurl.com/35tvwyr

June 13, 2010
What Kamehameha Joined Together, Don’t Let Akaka Rip Apart
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://boss.hawaiireporter.com/what-kamehameha-joined-together-dont-let-akaka-rip-apart/

July 19, 2010
Will The U.S. Congress Succeed in Institutionalizing Racism Where A Monarchy Failed?
by James W. Cox
Hawaii Reporter
http://boss.hawaiireporter.com/will-the-u-s-congress-succeed-in-institutionalizing-racism-where-a-monarchy-failed/

July 19, 2010
Thank You, President Obama (Part II)
by Brian Darling, Heritage Foundation director of U.S. Senate relations
Human Events magazine
http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=38097

August, 2010
"Who Is Hawaiian, What Begets Federal Recognition, and How Much Blood Matters."
by Ryan William Nohea Garcia
Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 2010, pp. 85-162
http://www.hawaii.edu/aplpj/articles/APLPJ_11.2_garcia.pdf

October 25, 2010
"Equality for Native Hawaiians (and all other Americans)"
by Jere Hiroshi Krischel
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/equality-for-native-hawaiians-and-all-other-americans

November 1, 2010
One Nation, One People, One Law: E pluribus unum.
by Jere Hiroshi Krischel
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/one-nation-one-people-one-law-e-pluribus-unum

December 1, 2010
Akaka bill now being attached to "must-pass" legislation despite Akaka and Inouye previously deploring such a maneuver.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaAttachOmnibusDec2010.html
and also
Hawaii Political Info online newspaper
http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/3563

December 2, 2010
PRESS RELEASE FROM SENATORS KYL, ALEXANDER, CORNYN, COBURN DEPLORING INOUYE STEALTH MANEUVER ON AKAKA BILL
See below for full text

December 2, 2010
The idea of a race-based sovereign nation within the bounds of a U.S. state should never have been taken seriously
by John S. Carroll (former candidate for Governor)
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorials/20101202_The_idea_of_a_race-based_sovereign_nation_within_the_bounds_of_a_US_state_should_never_have_been_taken_seriously.html

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Jere Krischel (x3); Ken Conklin (x5); U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; HAWAII GOVERNOR LINDA LINGLE; U.S. HOUSE COMMITTEE ON NATURAL RESOURCES MINORITY PARTY (REPUBLICAN) STATEMENT; CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICAN WEBSITE; Duncan Currie (National Review Online); REP DOC HASTINGS, RANKING MEMBER OF HOUSE NATURAL RESOURCES COMMITTEE (x2); PETER KIRSANOW, COMMISSIONER, U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS (x4); GAIL HERIOT, COMMISSIONER, USCCR; SENATOR LAMAR ALEXANDER (R, TN); SENATOR JIM DEMINT (R, SC); John Fund (Wall St. Journal writer); Kevin D. Williamson (New York Post); Mike Brownfield (Heritage Foundation), Matt Sussman ("Technocrati" executive editor); Honolulu Star-Bulletin (editorial demands local hearings); WALL STREET JOURNAL EDITORIAL; Armstrong Williams ("The Hill" Capitol Hill newspaper); Michael Barone, Senior Political Analyst, The Washington Examiner; Jimmy Kuroiwa; James W. Cox; Brian Darling (Heritage Foundation); Ryan William Nohea Garcia (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy Journal); SENATORS KYL, ALEXANDER, CORNYN, COBURN press release; John Carroll (former candidate for Governor)

To see the full text of the actual articles listed above, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09a/AkakaPubsOpposed2010.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Jere Krischel vs. OHA Trustee Rowena Akana (dialog); Ken Conklin (testimony opposing a clone of the Akaka bill in state legislature); Bill Burgess (testimony); Jerry Coffee; HAWAII STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY RESOLUTION; Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui; Ken Conklin (regarding Inouye stealth maneuver); JOHN S. CARROLL (candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Hawaii); Ken Conklin (summary and links to polls and surveys showing most Hawaii people oppose Akaka bill and racial entitlements); Ken Conklin (13 news reports from around the mainland illustrate terrible conflicts between Indian tribes vs. states and counties)
Following is a table of contents of the articles in the order they appear for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. To see full text of the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2011.html

January 24, 2011: Hawaii Reporter publishes analysis and full text of e-mail dialog between OHA Trustee Rowena Akana and Grassroot Institute member Jere Krischel regarding the Akaka bill, which began with Akana's published diatribe in OHA monthly newspaper (circulation 60,000) in which Akana accuses Krischel of being a racist. Krischel then engaged in an e-mail dialog with Akana for several rounds and demanded an apology (which he never got). See "Office of Hawaiian Affairs: Rant vs. Reason on Race (A Debate)" at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/office-of-hawaiian-affairs-rant-vs-reason-on-race-a-debate

February 3, 2011: A bill in the Hawaii legislature proposes to create a state-recognized tribe, using much of the same language from the Akaka bill. Ken Conklin's article in Hawaii Reporter provides links to the bill itself, the hearing notice, and Conklin's own testimony in opposition. These are very important points in opposition to both the Akaka bill and its clone in the state legislature. See "House Bill 1627 Would Create a State-Recognized Hawaiian Tribe" at
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/house-bill-1627-would-create-a-state-recognized-hawaiian-tribe

February 5, 2011: Testimony of H. William Burgess in the Legislature of the State of Hawaii in opposition to House Bill 1627

March 16, 2011
OHA’s End-run Bad For All Hawaii
[bad practical consequences if Akaka-bill clones are passed by state legislature]
By Jerry Coffee
Midweek (Oahu weekly newspaper)
http://www.midweek.com/content/columns/coffeebreak_article/ohas_end-run_bad_for_all_hawaii/

May 14, 2011 the annual convention of the Hawaii Republican Party passed a resolution strongly opposing the Akaka bill as a violation of its party platform. News report by eyewitness includes full text of the resolution.
May 15, 2011
Hawaii Republicans Pass first-ever Resolution Against Akaka Bill
by Andrew Walden
Hawaii Free Press
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/main/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/4287/Hawaii-Republicans-Pass-firstever-Resolution-Against-Akaka-Bill.aspx

July 6-7, 2011
The stolen sovereignty of Hawaii's indigenous people
"The 'Akaka bill' is a US colonial device to ratify the robbery of the Kanaka Maoli people's rights by the 1893 coup. We do not assent"
by J. Kehaulani Kauanui, Associate Professor of Anthropology and American Studies, Wesleyan University, Connecticut
The Guardian (London)
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jul/06/hawaii-akaka-bill

October 30, 2011
New Akaka Bill Stealth Strategy is Actually Old
Hawaii Reporter, October 30, 2011
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=41504

December 16, 2011
Akaka Bill by “Addendum” was the wrong thing to attempt in the first place.
by John S. Carroll, candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate
Carroll4Senate [Carroll campaign webpage]
http://carroll4senate.wordpress.com/2011/12/16/akaka-bill-by-addendum-was-the-wrong-thing-to-attempt-in-the-first-place/

December 20, 2011
Hawaii Public Opinion About Racial Entitlements and the Akaka Bill (summary and links to polls and surveys showing most Hawaii people oppose Akaka bill and racial entitlements)
By Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter, December 20, 2011
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=43703

December 30, 2011
Bringing Mainland Tribal Troubles to Hawaii
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter, December 30, 2011
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=43998

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. Jere Krischel vs. OHA Trustee Rowena Akana (dialog); Ken Conklin (testimony opposing a clone of the Akaka bill in state legislature); Bill Burgess (testimony); Jerry Coffee; HAWAII STATE REPUBLICAN PARTY RESOLUTION; Professor J. Kehaulani Kauanui; Ken Conklin (regarding Inouye stealth maneuver); JOHN S. CARROLL (candidate for Republican nomination for U.S. Senate from Hawaii); Ken Conklin (summary and links to polls and surveys showing most Hawaii people oppose Akaka bill and racial entitlements); Ken Conklin (13 news reports from around the mainland illustrate terrible conflicts between Indian tribes vs. states and counties)
Above is a table of contents of the articles in the order they appear for the period January 1, 2011 through December 31, 2011. To see full text of the actual articles, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2011.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Malia Hill, senior policy analyst, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x2; Jere Krischel; Elaine Willman x2; Ken Conklin x3. To see the full text of the actual articles listed below, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2012.html

January 20 and February 24, 2012: Malia Hill, senior policy analyst for the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, published this essay in two parts on January 20 and February 24, 2012. The contents of the two parts are consolidated here by Ken Conklin, although some of the formatting looks different. See "The Akaka Bill" at
http://big09.angelfire.com/AkakaGRIHMaliaHillJanFeb2012.html

May 2012
E Pluribus -- What?
BY JERE KRISCHEL
Hawaii Journal of Public Policy, Vol 1, No 1, May 2012, pp. 25-27
http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/HawaiiPublicPolicyJournal_Vol1_No1.pdf

May 2012
Trends in Federal Indian Policy and Common Law
by Elaine Willman
Hawaii Journal of Public Policy, Vol 1, No 1, May 2012, pp. 28-30.
http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/HawaiiPublicPolicyJournal_Vol1_No1.pdf

May 2012
When in the Course of Human Events it Becomes Necessary
by Elaine Willman
Hawaii Journal of Public Policy, Vol 1, No 1, May 2012, pp. 31-34.
http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/HawaiiPublicPolicyJournal_Vol1_No1.pdf

August 31, 2012
Census 2010 Native Hawaiian data -- some political implications
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=56252

September 18, 2012
Brief Summary of Bad Surprises in the New Akaka Bill
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=80238

October 17, 2012
Recommendations for Hawaii voters who oppose racial separatism: U.S. Senate; U.S. House; 5 OHA seats; state legislature.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=124066

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill) -- from January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2012. Malia Hill, senior policy analyst, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x2; Jere Krischel; Elaine Willman x2; Ken Conklin x3. To see the full text of the actual articles listed above, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2012.html

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Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill), and the creation of a Hawaii state-recognized tribe under Hawaii Act 195 (Session laws of 2011) -- 113th Congress 2013 - 2014. Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x7; Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x6; Lela Hubbard [ethnic Hawaiian independence activist]; National Federation of Republican Assemblies; U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; Honolulu Star-Advertiser online poll; Michael Barone (Washington Examiner); Paul Mirengoff, attorney with Powerline think tank; Roger Clegg (Center for Equal Opportunity, National Review Online); Ilya Shapiro (CATO Institute); Neil Munro (Fox News); Daniel Greenfield (Frontpage Magazine); The people of Hawaii (online newspaper poll); Jerry Coffee (Hero of Cuban missile crisis and Viet Nam war). To see the full text of the actual articles listed below, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2013.html

February 11, 2013
U.S. Apology Resolution 20th Anniversary -- Repeal It, Don't Celebrate It!
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Political Info
http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/6121
also in Hawaii Reporter
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=285856

April 11, 2013
Hawaiians Give Vote of No Confidence to Sovereign Hawaiian Nation
by Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, Better Society Blog, April 11, 2013
http://new.grassrootinstitute.org/2013/04/president-akina-hawaiians-give-vote-of-no-confidence-to-sovereign-hawaiian-nation/
** also,
Hawaii Free Press, April 11, 2013
http://www.hawaiifreepress.com/ArticlesMain/tabid/56/articleType/ArticleView/articleId/9363/Hawaiians-Give-Vote-of-No-Confidence-to-lsquoSovereign-Hawaiian-Nationrsquo.aspx

June 2, 2013:
Dr. Kelli Akina, the new CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and former OHA trustee candidate, addressed the Conservative Forum for Hawaii at the Naniloa Hotel Crown Room in Hilo Hawaii, on Sunday June 2. Dr. Akina's topic was "E Hana Kâkou: The Advancement of Native Hawaiians and All Residents of the Aloha State."
See story at Hawaii News Daily, June 4, 2013
http://hawaiinewsdaily.com/2013/06/hawaiian-roll-call-bill-and-u-s-and-hawaiian-sovereignty-questioned/
A video of the entire one hour eight minute event is now available at
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bek8j0dEbTo&feature=youtu.be

June 13, 2013
Detailed rebuttal to Senator Brian Schatz' (D,HI) maiden Senate speech of June 11 which was entirely devoted to pleading with Senators to support the concept of federal recognition for the Akaka tribe.
by Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D.
Hawaii Political Info
http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/6453
The published article is a condensed version of a much more detailed webpage at
http://tinyurl.com/m3azruz

July 4, 2013
Hawaiians should avoid roll calls
Letter to editor in Honolulu Star-Advertiser by Lela Hubbard [ethnic Hawaiian independence activist]
http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/letterspremium/20130704_Letters_to_the_Editor.html?id=214246821

July 15, 2013
The Trouble with the Kana'iolowalu Racial Registry
Hawaii Political Info
by Ken Conklin
http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/6551

August 29, 2013
"I have a dream" -- for Hawaii, 50 years later (Recalling Martin Luther King's speech, and how his dream applies to Hawaii in 2013. Calls for abandoning the Akaka bill, Kana'iolowalu process, and racial entitlement programs)
Hawaii Reporter
by Ken Conklin
http://www.hawaiireporter.com/?p=424029
See greatly expanded version including detailed explanations and references at
http://tinyurl.com/n72ukh5

September 14, 2013
The annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies meeting in Dallas adopted a resolution opposing "the enactment of any provisions of the Akaka Bill to include the establishment of a native Hawaiians-only government, program, department or agency as well as the division of the people of Hawaii by race or ethnicity through congressional legislation, presidential order, executive branch powers, or via regulatory implementation ..."
http://www.RepublicanAssemblies.org/nfra-resolution-in-opposition-to-the-akaka-bill/#printpreview

September 16, 2013: 4 of the 8 members of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights jointly wrote a strongly-worded 5-page letter to President Obama opposing any attempt to use executive action to give federal recognition to an Akaka tribe. The letter reiterated reasons for opposing the concept of the Akaka bill, expressed in several official statements by USCCR in previous years, and added objections to the new concept of using executive authority to do what Congress has refused to do for 13 years. The USCCR letter, dated September 16, 2013 on official letterhead and bearing the signatures of the 4 Commissioners, can be seen at
http://big09.angelfire.com/USCCR091613LtrOpposingAkakaExec.pdf

December 11, 2013
There will be much divisiveness and turmoil if the sovereignty movement succeeds
By Kenneth R. Conklin
Honolulu Star-Advertiser
http://www.staradvertiser.com/editorialspremium/20131211_YES_The_time_might_be_ripe_again_to_pursue_action_for_Native_Hawaiians_self-determination.html?id=235350641

December 12, 2013
Honolulu Star-Advertiser online poll about Hawaiian sovereignty
56% voted against any form of sovereignty for ethnic Hawaiians; 29% voted in favor of creating an Akaka tribe; 15% voted in favor of secession (independent nationhood for Hawaii).
http://hawaii-newspaper.com/polls/honolulu-star-advertiser-poll-archive/

May 9, 2014
Building a Hawaiian tribe in the Legislature: Kana'iolowalu status report May 2014
by Ken Conklin
Hawaii Political Info
http://www.hawaiipoliticalinfo.org/node/7455

May 10, 2014
Grassroot Institute Calls on OHA Trustees to Own Up for CEO Comments
News release by President Keli'i Akina, Ph.D.
The trustees of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs have embarrassed the State of Hawaii and must be held accountable for recent statements in a letter by its CEO to the U.S. Department of State questioning the legitimacy of American and Hawaii State sovereignty in the Hawaiian islands.
http://us3.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f9a371d0547f107d938233d66&id=e2fab23e09
Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, news release

May 12, 2014
Keli'i Akina, President of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, was interviewed by Jay Fidell on the Think Tech Hawaii channel. The 52 minute video is entitled "Proud to be American and Hawaiian." Dr. Akina explains that OHA trustees, and their CEO, are officers of the State of Hawaii and must be held accountable for challenging the sovereignty of the United States in Hawaii and for requiring enrollees on the Kana'iolowalu racial registry to affirm "the unrelinquished sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people." See the You-Tube video at
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gv457qK_SGo#t=12

May 24, 2014
Michael Barone, The Washington Examiner
Obama Interior Department reviving a truly bad policy Congress has rejected
http://washingtonexaminer.com/obama-interior-department-reviving-a-truly-bad-policy-congress-has-rejected/article/2548872

May 26, 2014
Paul Mirengoff, attorney at Powerline think tank, opposes Obama administration efforts to create ethnic Hawaiian tribe.
http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/05/obama-looks-to-bypass-congress-and-promote-racial-spoils-in-hawaii.php

May 27, 2014
Stop Appeasing Hawaii's Racial Separatists
by Kenneth R. Conklin
Hawaii Political Info online newspaper and also webpage
http://tinyurl.com/ldwhk38

May 27, 2014
Native Hawaiians and Obama Overreach
by Roger Clegg, Center for Equal Opportunity
National Review Online
http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/378839/native-hawaiians-and-obama-overreach-roger-clegg

May 27, 2014
Obama Administration Abuses Executive Power to Pursue Race-Based Government
by Ilya Shapiro, The CATO Institute
http://www.cato.org/blog/obama-administration-abuses-executive-power-pursue-race-based-government

May 27, 2014
Obama administration proposes race-based legal system in Hawaii
by Neil Munro, Fox News
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/05/27/obama-administration-seeks-race-based-government-in-hawaii/

May 28, 2014
Daniel Greenfield, Frontpage Magazine
Divide and Conquer: Obama Inc. Wants Tribal Status for Hawaiians
http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/divide-and-conquer-obama-inc-wants-tribal-status-for-hawaiians/

June 2, 2014
THE PEOPLE SPEAK
The Hawaii newspaper with largest circulation conducted an online poll advertised in the physical newspaper, asking "What kind of future do you favor for Native Hawaiians?" Four choices were offered. The winner, with 41% of the vote, was "No entitlements at all." In second place "Federal recognition" with 31%. "The status quo" got 22%; and "Independence" got only 6%.
http://poll.staradvertiser.com/honolulu-star-advertiser-poll-archive/

June 4, 2014
Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe
by Keli'i Akina, President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
The Daily Caller
http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/04/hawaiians-are-not-a-tribe/
and
Indianz.com
http://www.indianz.com/News/2014/013913.asp

June 23, 2014
At DOI Hearing, Grassroot Institute Disputes Department's Authority to Recognize a Hawaiian Nation. Grassroot Institute offers comments questioning legality of and support for a Hawaiian government
by Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii
http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f9a371d0547f107d938233d66&id=5e128f2ffe&e=4a7cf86850

July 2, 2014
Jerry Coffee, hero of Cuban missile crisis and Viet Nam war
"Native Hawaiians Are Not A Tribe" and making them a tribe would ensure the death of aloha.
http://www.midweek.com/political-views-hawaii/coffee-break/native-hawaiians-tribe/

Major Articles Opposing the Hawaiian Government Reorganization bill (Akaka bill), and the creation of a Hawaii state-recognized tribe under Hawaii Act 195 (Session laws of 2011) -- 113th Congress 2013 - 2014. Kenneth R. Conklin, Ph.D. x7; Keli'i Akina, Ph.D., President of Grassroot Institute of Hawaii x6; Lela Hubbard [ethnic Hawaiian independence activist]; National Federation of Republican Assemblies; U.S. COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS; Honolulu Star-Advertiser online poll; Michael Barone (Washington Examiner); Paul Mirengoff, attorney with Powerline think tank; Roger Clegg (Center for Equal Opportunity, National Review Online); Ilya Shapiro (CATO Institute); Neil Munro (Fox News); Daniel Greenfield (Frontpage Magazine); The people of Hawaii (online newspaper poll); Jerry Coffee (Hero of Cuban missile crisis and Viet Nam war). To see the full text of the actual articles listed above, click here:
http://www.angelfire.com/big09/AkakaPubsOpposed2013.html


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