Friday, May 26, 2006

And then Hawaii

Fresh off of passing a bill to let a hundred million or so legal and illegal immigrants into this country, the Senate is preparing to consider setting up a race-exclusive government for native Hawaiians. This bill would be a disaster for a number of reasons, as laid out in this National Review editorial. The proposed race-based government would also have the power to secede from the United States.

"Hawaii is asking the U.S. Senate to create a Hawaiian race-based government for persons with Native Hawaiian blood living anywhere in the United States. I'm not making this up; it's real."

"We are trying to spread democracy around the world, but that message doesn't seem to have reached the sponsors of S. 147. The bill does not assure that the new race-based government will be democratic; nothing in the bill prevents it from becoming a theocratic monarchy (with a new Queen Liliuokalani?). "

Will such wonders never cease?

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