This “little” tidbit seems to have, not unsurprisingly, been totally given the short end by the media. As if there is not enough dissension in an America that is on the path to being a nation as polarized as that which greeted the years immediately leading up and into the Civil War, the bloodiest war that America has ever fought, at least so for its own citizens. The pot has been heating to a boil for some time, but will we be like frogs in that pot?
In its latest assault on the U.S. Constitution, the Obama administration is proposing to recognize so-called “Native” Hawaiians as an Indian tribe entitled to separate and become an independent sovereign and to “reestablish” a “government-to-government relationship between the United State and the Native Hawaiian community.”
Such an unconstitutional action would amount to authorizing secession for certain residents of Hawaii.
It would also implicitly authorize government-sanctioned, discriminatory conduct against any other residents who don’t meet the explicit ancestry and blood-quantum requirements to be considered a “Native.” This would balkanize Hawaii, dividing the islands into separate racial and ethnic enclaves, and undo “the political bargain through which Hawaii secured its admission into the Union.”