The Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA) is a state agency providing
lawful goods and services depending on the race of human beings.
OHA is state-sponsored racism, and its existence is an insult
to the very foundation of American Government: “We hold these
truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”
OHA’s race-based legislative mission violates the equal protection
clause of the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The 14th
Amendment is addressed to the states within the nation. It prohibits
a state from denying to any person within its jurisdiction the
equal protection of the laws.
Currently, Hawai’i state law rewards one group of its citizens
with advantages while punishing other groups of its citizens by
denying them these same advantages.
The State of Hawai’i justifies this denial of equal protection
of its laws to its citizens by claiming that blood quantum and
ancestry are what counts in promoting its favored race. Consequently,
other races not having the required blood quantum and ancestry
are punished and prohibited from obtaining equal benefits.
It is dangerous, even NAZI-like, for government to provide or
deny advantages based on blood quantum, skin color, or ancestry.
Hawai’i’s state leaders who support the practice of using blood
quantum and ancestry as qualifying people for benefits are the
soul mates of the Nazis who advanced the cause of the “pure”
Aryan race at the expense of Jewish citizens in Germany.
Also, in Hawai’i today one hears talk of the USA’s treaty obligations.
However, U.S. Constitutional law is vastly superior to any and
all treaties. A treaty, at best, is a law and like any other law
it may be overturned by congressional means. By majority vote
the U.S. Congress can, and does, vacate or annul USA treaty obligations.
Also, in Hawai’i today one hears talk of settling alleged grievances
in international forums such as the United Nations. This idea
is bogus. The USA agreed only to participate in the United Nations
and to provide it with a large share of its funding.
The USA is not bound by treaty obligation to obey any UN directive
with which it disagrees. Treaties can only exist between sovereign
nations, and the United Nations is not a sovereign nation. Therefore,
the United Nations has no legal authority to do anything for anyone
in the USA that Congress has not authorized.
There will be more Supreme Court challenges to race-based law
in Hawai’i. The Rice vs. Cayetano Case was just the start of things
to come. As a result, OHA’s days are numbered.
Douglas E. Rapozo