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Interests of people must be a priority
During his current visit to Kauai, Gov. Ige was asked about his position on legalizing the recreational use a marijuana. According to the front-page article of The Garden Island on June 1, he responded that “as long as it’s illegal from the federal government perspective” he does not believe in making it legal here. Sad story. Not because of the importance of non-importance of the use of marijuana, but because of his attitude of looking at the perspective of the federal government instead of the Hawaiians. He is simply sidestepping his number one responsibility to look at the interest of the people of Hawaii, plus he does not have the courage to tell us what he thinks of the issue.
It fits the pattern perfectly — the reasoning given to us for the 1893 illegal occupation of Hawaii was that it served the interest of the United States. Just like our governor does. In all important issues and even in many non-important issues we have been noticing the same attitude for the past 125 years. When the United Nations found the actions of the US government in violation of the Geneva convention in connection with the illegal occupation of Iraq, George W. Bush stated “the interest of the United States precedes all international laws and covenants,” which really means that the US doesn’t give a damn of what the world thinks — their government does things their way, legal or illegal.
In its memorandum of Feb. 25, 2018 the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner informed the Judiciary for the State of Hawaii that while the Hawaiian Islands is under the illegal military occupation and fraudulent annexation by the United States of America the Hague and Geneva conventions that were adopted as international laws require that the governance and legal matters within the Hawaiian Islands must be administered by the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom, not the domestic laws of the occupier (United States).
Gov. Ige, when are you going to read that memorandum and what will be your excuse this time? Serving the people of Hawaii or the rulers, the occupier?
Timothy Oga, Hanapepe
I cannot find records of any memorandum on that date dealing with Hawaii. There is one about Guatemala. Perhaps he can provide a link.
Timothy Oga says Hawaii should pursue our own policy to serve our own local needs and desires rather than obey the policy of the faraway U.S. federal government. But then Mr. Oga urges us to obey a memo by an obscure bureaucrat in even-farther-away Europe despite that fact that the memo disrespects the authority of our own U.S. national government. For decades the U.N. has disrespected the U.S. More importantly, the U.N. has commissions on human rights led by nations known for trampling human rights, such as Zimbabwe, Cuba, Syria, Libya, etc. Whether my views on marijuana do or do not agree with the policy of the U.S. government, I sure as heck will never look to the United Nations for guidance on matters of human rights or national policy.
Setting aside the Kingdom argument, I agree with the first part of your letter advocating the legalization of recreational marijuana here in Hawaii. Many other states have forged ahead with this plan and have been rewarded financially with increased revenue. Think of what could be done with that money. New roads, repairs to infrastructure, money for schools, housing, etc. To use a tired phrase, it’s a no-brainer.
Citizen Janos Samu (European wannabe) and Noble Timothy Oga of the (false) Lawful Hawaiian Government are completely impotent in achieving any positive headway to actually restore the Kingdom of Hawaii. They are simply seeking the attention of their friends and family as self-styled “warriors” in a cause that sadly goes nowhere. Posting signs and taking pictures of oneself do nothing other than to bolster their egos and probably gets them a free meal from friends. Try influencing the United States and not some innocent tourists whose spending are actually paying for your food.
Pakalolo (marijuana)is not a Hawaiian thing. It’s an evasive plant from Mexico.
Now days, pakalolo is not organic anymore. Chemicals are added to it.
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