FROM THE COMMITTEE OF HAWAIIAN NATIONALS
A coalition of Hawaiian Independence advocates
P.O. Box 23055, Honolulu, Hawaii 96823
Mr. Leon Siu 808 265-2085 email@example.com
Mr. Pilipo Souza 808 358-6428 firstname.lastname@example.org
GATHERING AT IOLANI PALACE OF HAWAIIAN PATRIOTS
FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2015 – 11 AM
EVENT: THE NON-CELEBRATION OF STATEHOOD
Hawaiian Nationals and Free Hawaii advocates are gathered here today to point out that the State of Hawaii has once again failed to celebrate their “Statehood Day” holiday! Statehood Day is a joke…It’s a non-celebration. The “State” has obviously abandoned its own holiday!
Where are the Governor, legislators, mayors, county council members, armies of public workers, government employees and their unions on this supposedly most auspicious day for the State of Hawaii? Where are the citizens of the 50th State? Nowhere to be found. It’s as if they are ashamed of “Statehood Day.”
No Celebration for Statehood
In 1959 President Dwight Eisenhower signed an official proclamation purportedly making Hawaii the 50th state of the United States. There was dancing in the streets, parties, Hawaiian shows and fireworks at Iolani Palace.
But today, other than state and county workers having the day off, neither the state nor the county administrations do anything to acknowledge the holiday.
The past three governors: Cayetano, Lingle and Abercrombie avoided statehood celebrations saying they were “too controversial.”
Governor Lingle, however, could not avoid the “50th anniversary of statehood” in 2009. Even then, the commission to coordinate the jubilee downplayed the event reducing it to a few TV and radio public-service announcements; newspaper ads, a few speeches and proclamations; and a closed conference to envision the next 50 years.
Meanwhile advocates for Hawaii independence conducted numerous, highly public events exposing the “Fake State of Hawaii” gaining coverage in over 130 papers around the world (including the New York Times, USA Today, etc.) about the strange 50th Anniversary non-celebration.
Why have state leaders been reluctant to celebrate statehood? Are the people who voted for statehood suffering from “buyers remorse”? Or is it perhaps that the truth about the illegal takeover of the Hawaiian Islands is sinking in?
The truth is: people are realizing Hawaii wasn’t adopted into the U.S. family; Hawaii was kidnapped! That’s not something one celebrates!