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Hawaiian Sovereignty Yes or No

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Started: 8/17/2013 Category: Economics
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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alan-kawila-watai-navas

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What are your views on Hawaiian Sovereignty. Should Hawai'i be released from the grip of America. Or should it stay a state. Please state your views.
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alexiskay1110

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Thank you for posing this very interesting question. I do not think Hawaii should become a sovereign nation. Hawaii relies almost solely on tourists; which come from other American states. When a U.S. state's economy relies directly on tourism, it would do it little good to break away from it's "customers" if you will, which are mostly American. It would be more difficult due to somewhat complicated security measures to vacation to a whole new country, and income from the central American government would no longer be giving Hawaii money. Hawaii doesn't really have much to offer other than the great tourist destinations in most parts of the state.
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Posted by CorOdin 3 years ago
CorOdin
Given that Hawaii is one of the most liberal states, is riddled with debt, suffers from falling tourism, and relies very heavily on federal money, I doubt that Hawaii would last very long as a separate state. I don't think it is going to last very long as a state either. It has the second worst education in the state, a massive welfare system, underfunded government projects creating piles of debt, soaring cost of living, a rampant drug problem, and literally hundreds of other issues. Maybe if Hawaii hadn't been run by big government politicians since its statehood, it would have a better chance of surviving. While it may be a moral stance to allow for Hawaii's separation, it would be idiotic for the people of Hawaii to separate from the federal government and face it's myriad of problems alone.
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