I sent this to Free Hawai'i (see the website here: http://freehawaii.blogspot.com/2005/03/free-hawaii-goes-worldwide-new.html):
"I received my Free Hawai'i sticker. Mahalo for sending it to me. I also wanted to ask if I could have a few of them sent to me because I'll be moving to Washington DC soon and it would be awesome if politicians there saw more of these stickers. Well please let me know because it's awesome what you are doing.
--- HawaiianName HaoleName"
(Note that this is not my pic nor am I in it.)
I was pleasantly surprised that they were nice to ME:
"Aloha kaua e (my HawaiianName),
We would love to send you more Free Hawai`i stickers and pins.
How many would you like and to what address?
Mahalo for supporting a Free Hawai`i.
`Ehu Kekahu Cardwell
The Koani Foundation
"Just Say No! To Federal Recognition"
If you want a FREE sticker and a FREE pin... check out their website:
I'm extremely happy but I wonder if it would be rude of me to ask them for 1000 bumper stickers? *LOL* In any case here are some links:
http://starbulletin.com/2000/08/11/features/story2.html - has links with mpeg audio clips
http://stopakaka.com/2002/history.html - a brief history of the Akaka Bill which I along with many other Hawaiians do not want for various reasons
Personally... I'm not the type of person who tries to shove my opinions onto others nor do I expect people to agree with me. I like diversity and diverse opinions.
Edit: Here are more pictures. These are of Hawaiians and their supporters marching infront of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco which ruled on August 2, 2005 that the Hawaiians-only admissions policy of the Kamehameha Schools is unconstitutional. Oh yeah... nowhere in Princess Bernice Pauahi Bishop's will says, "Hawaiians only." Go figure! Ignorance. The audacity of it all!
Worse the total population of the U.S. is composed of .1% Hawaiians. That's .1. Not one percent but .1. This is negligible compared to the 74% Caucasians, ~10% Blacks, and ~ 4% Asians. Then again the government wants all of us to be "white" and homogeneous. What the hell???? In any case... here are some pictures that show that many people do not like the status quo and I like how they are protesting instead of sitting at home watching dvds and/or sipping their Starbucks:
Mahalo and no be shame... ku'e!!!! That is... stand differently for kids' sake!
Personally... I may be a relatively affluent Hawaiian but I am an exception. Most Hawaiians live below the poverty level and/or are on welfare. I would have been on welfare if it weren't for the Kamehameha Schools. Or a drug addict. Perhaps a prostitute. Seriously. The Kamehameha Schools has created productive and industrious Hawaiians. That is its objective. I highly suggest that people read about the school then develop their own conclusions. Here is their website: