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Should the United States end its occupation of the Kingdom of Hawai’i?

Asked by: brian_eggleston
  • Hawai'i remains under US occupation but its continuity as an independent state remains intact under international law.

    As a result of the Spanish-American War, the United States opted to unilaterally annex the Hawaiian Islands by enacting a congressional joint resolution on July 7, 1898, in order to utilize the Hawaiian Islands as a military base to fight the Spanish in Guam and the Philippines. The United States has remained in the Hawaiian Islands and the Hawaiian Kingdom has since been under prolonged occupation to the present, but its continuity as an independent State remains intact under international law.

    The US recognize the occupation is illegitimate. United States Public Law 103-150, informally known as the Apology Resolution, is a Joint Resolution of the U.S. Congress adopted in 1993 that "acknowledges that the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii occurred with the active participation of agents and citizens of the United States and further acknowledges that the Native Hawaiian people never directly relinquished to the United States their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people over their national lands, either through the Kingdom of Hawaii or through a plebiscite or referendum" (U.S. Public Law 103-150 (107 Stat. 1510)).

  • Thoughts from Hilo

    I'm going to say yes, even though I disagree with the premise.

    The Kingdom of Hawai'i no longer exists. It hasn't existed for a long time, and the people of Hawai'i have due representation in the US. However, with that said....

    Hawai'i has a long history of independence and a unique culture, and deserves special consideration. I believe this matter can be dealt with in a simple way.

    Put it to a vote. Let the Hawaiian people decide what to do. It could be a new nation, or a US territory, or remaining a state. But, this should be solved democratically.

  • No jurisdiction and no annexation

    US have no rights to use a fake annexation outside there border since1898. There for our people are living in a fake state occupied by US. There is no treaty of annexation period so US needs to deoccupy from Hawaii and take care there own dept proplems. We know know the TRUTH.

  • Good bye U.S., hello Hawaii

    First of all, the kingdom of Hawaii, didn't retaliate or do anything to the U.S. so it should be any reason for occupying Hawaii since it was uncalled for, unfair, and narrow minded on the U.S. part, so maybe the U.S. military can keep their bases in the Hawaiian islands but Hawaii should also be declared an independent and sovereign kingdom under a constitutional monarchy and an absolute primogeniture as its form of royal succession.

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