"The cause of Hawaii and independence is larger and dearer than the life of any man connected with it. Love of country is deep-seated in the breast of every Hawaiian, whatever his station." 
  - Lili`uokalani, Hawaii's last Queen 

"This is a historical issue, based on a relationship between an independent government
and the United States of America, and what has happened since
and the steps that we need to take to make things right."
  - Republican Governor Linda Lingle, January 2003 

"The recovery of Hawaiian self-determination is not only an issue for Hawaii, but for America...
let all of us, Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian, work toward a common goal. Let us resolve
 ... to advance a plan for Hawaiian sovereignty."
  - Democratic Governor Ben Cayetano

Here is what Wikipedia says about the Kingdom of Hawaii

The Hawaiian sovereignty movement (ke ea Hawai‘i) is a nationalist political movement seeking some form of sovereignty for Hawai'i. Generally, the movement's focus is on self-determination and self-governance for people of whole or part Native Hawaiian ancestry or, in some cases, for "Hawaiian nationals", without regard to race or ancestry.[citation needed] In some instances the focus also includes redress from the United States for the 1893 overthrow of Queen Liliuokalani, and for what is seen as a prolonged military occupation beginning in 1898 with the annexation of the Republic of Hawaii, an internationally recognized government, to the United States, and continuing until the present day. 

The movement generally views both the overthrow and annexation as illegal, and holds the U.S. government responsible for these actions. The historical and legal basis for these claims is one of considerable dispute.[1] While the groups that comprise the movement share these common concerns, their views on how such goals should be achieved vary greatly, ranging from the establishment of some form of "Nation within a Nation" government (similar to the government of some Native American tribes) such as proposed in the Akaka Bill, to reparations from the U.S. government for historical grievances and an end to American military presence, to outright independence from the United States.


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