Mana Oha            ( The Spirit of Family )

Five "A'ole !" 's or nineteen "A'ole !" 's are not enough !

"NO Amendments" is not enough !


Sally Jewell, Dept. of the Interior U.S.A.

"In Hawai'i today, legal strategies for gaining independence can be divided into two different categories -- decolonization and de- occupation. The first takes up the political process of decolonization under U.N. protocols, while the second utilizes the Law of Nations and the Hague Regulations for the restoration of the Hawaiian Kingdom."

from Dr. Kauanui's book "Hawaiian Blood" 2008


The Hague Convention (IV) respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land and its annex:


Regulations concerning the Laws and Customs of War on Land. The Hague, 18 October 1907.


"Article 43. The authority of the legitimate power having in fact passed into the hands of the occupant, the latter shall take all the measures in his power to restore, and ensure, as far as possible, public order and safety, while respecting, unless absolutely prevented, the laws in force in the country."


Well, ...... what does Article 43 mean ??















Some people say that this man is the smartest Hawaiian ever born. He is a modest person. And yet, if he says that he can prove something is true, no one asks for the proof.


David Keanu Sai inspires confidence.


"Seeing that, while seeking means to preserve peace and prevent armed conflicts between nations, it is likewise necessary to bear in mind the case where the appeal to arms has been brought about by events which their care was unable to avert;


Animated by the desire to serve, even in this extreme case, the interests of humanity and the ever progressive needs of civilization;


Thinking it important, with this object, to revise the general laws and customs of war, either with a view to defining them with greater precision or to confining them within such limits as would mitigate their severity as far as possible;


Have deemed it necessary to complete and explain in certain particulars the work of the First Peace Conference, which, following on the Brussels Conference of 1874, and inspired by the ideas dictated by a wise and generous forethought, adopted provisions intended to define and govern the usages of war on land.


According to the views of the High Contracting Parties, these provisions, the wording of which has been inspired by the desire to diminish the evils of war, as far as military requirements permit, are intended to serve as a general rule of conduct for the belligerents in their mutual relations and in their relations with the inhabitants.


It has not, however, been found possible at present to concert regulations covering all the circumstances which arise in practice;


On the other hand, the High Contracting Parties clearly do not intend that unforeseen cases should, in the absence of a written undertaking, be left to the arbitrary judgment of military commanders.


Until a more complete code of the laws of war has been issued, the High Contracting Parties deem it expedient to declare that, in cases not included in the Regulations adopted by them, the inhabitants and the belligerents remain under the protection and the rule of the principles of the law of nations, as they result from the usages established among civilized peoples, from the laws of humanity, and the dictates of the public conscience.


They declare that it is in this sense especially that Articles 1 and 2 of the Regulations adopted must be understood ........ "


Hague IV October 18, 1907




"The conference of 1907, though first proposed by U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt, was officially convened by Nicholas II. This conference sat from June 15 to Oct. 18, 1907, and was attended by the representatives of 44 states.


Again the proposal for the limitation of armaments was not accepted ........"

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