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Ask the Mayor: Are ‘Kingdom of Hawaii’ License Plates Legal?

The mayor answers questions from the public in this series.

By Mayor Alan Arakawa

A Kingdom of Hawaii "license plate." Maui Now photo.

A Kingdom of Hawaii “license plate.” Maui Now photo.

Q: I have a question about the “Kingdom of Hawai‘i” license plates I see on various kinds of vehicles and in different colors. Are these plates legal? If not, why are the vehicles allowed to be driven on county and state roads? I’ve lived here for 40 years and have always wondered: If the owners of those vehicles aren’t required to have a State of Hawai‘i registration and license plate, why does everyone else have to?

A: Thank you for asking, as I’m sure many other drivers have wondered about this too. Hawai‘i state law mandates that every owner of a motor vehicle operated upon public highways must pay the annual taxes and fees at the time of registration in the county where the vehicle is to be operated (HRS §286-41(a), 249-2). The law also requires that all vehicles for which a tax has been paid be issued two license plates. The current design of the specialty and numbered plates contain the word “Hawaii” along the upper portion of the plate, the words “Aloha State” along the lower portion of the plate, and a drawing of a rainbow diagonally across the plate (HRS §249-9). Owners are required to securely fasten the license plates on the vehicle, one on the front and the other on the rear, at a location provided by the manufacturer (HRS §249-7). According to the Maui Police Department, enforcement has been steady, with citations issued for license plates that do not conform to the laws specified above. A total of 1,229 citations have been issued for license plate violations since December 1, 2012, which would include the Kingdom of Hawai‘i plates you have seen on the road.

Q: When will the last segment of Kamehameha Avenue in Kahului (i.e. from Kane Street to Wakea Avenue) be rebuilt and resurfaced? The remnant ledge in the pavement at Kamehameha and Wakea jars my lower spine every time I have to drive over it.

A: Eliminating the difference in elevation at the intersection of Kamehameha Avenue and Wakea Avenue was part of the last phase of construction work in our road rehabilitation project on Kamehameha Avenue. It was necessary to coordinate the work, resources and timing of this road rehabilitation project due to the fact that two other projects were underway in the area. First was the installation of a waterline along Wakea Avenue by a private landowner. The second project was the installation of underground features of a new traffic signal at the Kamehameha/Kane Street intersection. Both of these projects and the road rehabilitation have all been completed. Coordination between county and private projects along our right-of-way can be a challenge at times, but our engineers are up for that challenge and work very hard at establishing positive working relationships with all parties, including motorists who drive on county roads each day.

Q: When Lower Honoapi’ilani was resurfaced this past year, a crosswalk was added on the northern end of Honokowai Park where all the kids cross to the apartments on the mauka side of the street. My concern is that the crosswalk is adjacent to a parking stall, and if you are coming from Napili toward Lahaina, you cannot see the children step out from behind a parked car or truck in that stall. The “No Parking” sign needs to be located one stall further toward Napili to allow drivers to see pedestrians entering the crosswalk. I do not see any other crosswalks that are adjacent to a parking stall. Thanks for taking a look at this.

A: According to our Department of Public Works – Engineering Division, an upcoming project to install speed tables in the area will include the removal of the parking stall you mentioned, which is closest to the crosswalk.

Want to Ask the Mayor?

Submit your questions about County of Maui programs, services, operations or policies to Mayor Alan Arakawa via email: AskTheMayor@mauicounty.gov, phone: 270-7855 or mail: 200 S. High Street, 9th Floor, Wailuku, Hawaii 96793. Questions submitted will be considered for inclusion in the Ask the Mayor column.

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  • Gurn Blanston

    The fake license plates and fake driver’s licenses often occur immediately after their real license plates and driver’s licenses are taken away during a D.U.I. arrest.

  • Gurn Blanston

    Sovereigns refuse to recognize the U.S. Government, this great State of Hawaii, or the County of Maui…except for welfare, WIC, TANF, Food Stamps, Section-8 housing, or government medical.
    They also refuse to financially support anything American, except for buying pickups made by Ford, Chevy, Dodge, Toyota (which have been made in Fremont California for many years), and Nissan (which have been made in Canton Mississippi for many years).

    • Myrtle

      I hate to in form you that the manufactures of autos comes out of Michigan even Mercedes, they have plants in those states but that doesn’t mean they have been made there.. I lived in the mainland for over 20 years and I am a Kanaka Maoli, born and raised.. So before you are so quick to judges us all as 1 kind which I’m proud to be a Hawaiian, then Mr. Or Ms. Blanton you really need to educate yourself as well, so it would be ok to classify you as an ignorant Red Neck or White trash that hangs out at the local Waffle House’s then.. The Hawaiians were fine till your ancestors the Missionaries took over our islands and brought terminal illness and disease to our islands… We’ve dealt with the invasion of your kind all our lives. So if you don’t like it go research your ancestors and go back to your roots not just where you were you were born

      • Maui_Mike

        I respect the point you are trying to make, but all white people are not related, I am white, but my ancestors were not missionaries and came to America from Amsterdam, to blame all white people for what happened here over a century ago is ridiculous, I hope you will give some thought to that my brother or sister…
        Aloha

    • guest17

      Yeah just like you bc we contracted all the diseases and some of us lived but haven’t completely shaken them off.

      • Gurn Blanston

        Dude, they were SAILORS, who went on a long ocean voyage and then arrived at a tropical island populated by a bunch of naked girls. What did you THINK was gonna happen?

    • Come Maui Walk in Front of Me

      ha-ha! lol! you should move back to the mainland where you belong and drink some milk and eat potatoes. if you hate living here, move out.

      • Gurn Blanston

        What are you talking about? I LOVE living in the great State of Hawaii. In fact, I’m inviting all of my friends and family to move here from the mainland.

        • wearewatchingyou

          Nice! I hope you have a lot of women in your family. I know there are a lot of young Kanaka Maoli men who would love to get to show them real passion and romance.

          Many white women, in accordance with modern American societal standards, do have an attraction to tall dark and handsome.

          • Gurn Blanston

            Nice! I hope you have a lot of women in your family. I know there are a lot of young white men who could love to get to show them real passion and romance.

            Many Kanaka Maoli women, in accordance with modern American societal standards, have an attraction to employed men with jobs, who do not live with their mothers, are not alcoholics, do not use illegal drugs, and are not morbidly obese to the point of looking 40 months pregnant.

    • Andrew

      Aloha Gurn.
      The historical evidence does not validate your argument, since 1898 with mele na pohaku (the song of stones) it is clear multiethnic hawaiian Nationals do not value the Government’s hills of money, they are satisfied with the rocks the wondrous food of the land.

      Ever enquired from the multitude of local homeless on the beaches of this great “State” as to why they were dispossessed in the land of their birthright? Is their a correlation with the U.S. military occupation and confiscation of lands? on O’ahu alone it is some 23%.

    • guest

      Gurn – Your comments are disgusting, offensive and ignorant. Hawaiians – yes this guy is a jerk, but continuing the hate is not helping the Hawaiian Nation either. If you ‘hate’, then do it on an individual basis, not a whole race! For all of you: if you look at a stranger and think you know how he thinks, acts and lives just by the way he looks, you are an ignorant racist! JUST END IT ALREADY!

      • Maui_Mike

        In my experience the majority of the hate and racism seems to be perpetuated against white people here, not so much by them, many of my Hawaiian brothers seem to think all us white folks are related and direct descendants of those who overthrew the monarchy…..of course only some are uneducated enough to buy into that ridiculous notion.
        Aloha, and mahalo for adding to this discussion.

      • stand alone

        Guest, you got a good head on your shoulders. you are absolutly correct on your comments. its not the whole race, its the individual….. this is for all, take a look around you and open your eyes. there is hawaiians and locals that is not hawaiian blood that has (white/haole) freinds. and why is that? its cause here in hawaii we have learned to live and work with eachother. we have allmost all the different types race in the world in hawaii. it really not the different shades of skin. its the attitude of the individuals there is allot of nice (white / haole ) people here. and thats the ones that has my respect. and there allot of (whites / haole) that has bad attitude and thats the ones feel the rejections here in hawaii. AND, the same goes for the (hawaiian/ locals ) those that has bad attitudes is the ones that feels the rejections also. and thats the ones thats dont care about anyone but them selves. so, its true not the whole race. its the individuals……… so, like guest said stop all this BS race sh@t…. thank you guest ALOHA…………..

  • sincerely disgusted

    gurn you are obviously an ungrateful haole who knows nothing about the kingdom of Hawaii. your spiteful & broadly insulting comments about the kanaka maoli that have for thousands of years & always will live here in this duly recognized nation prove that you belong back on the mainland that was also stolen from my native American ancestors many years ago whom I’m sure you would enjoy slandering with your hateful diatribe. i have lived here since birth loving the deeply rooted & daily practiced connections many here still share with this actively cultural & spiritually humbling homeland.

    • Gurn Blanston

      I got a news flash for you- this rock didn’t pop up out of the ocean with “Hawaiians” already on it- EVERYBODY’s families moved here.

      • lolo

        Sincerely disgusted: Is it you who hold the keys to the kingdom and you alone to decide and recommend who should move back to the mainland? We all know Hawaii was stolen, that’s old news. Maybe the kanaka maoli should have done something about it or even right now. Go kick out the Gov and the Mayor and take over. If one State resident has to buy licesnse plates then all should. I know many many kanka maoli who pay for their plates. If the kanaka maoli are deemed as exempt, so be it, no arugument here, but that isn’t what the law is. Is it you who doesn’t want to pay or you who wants to make up the law? Or maybe in your case you don’t want to obey the law?

        • Gurn Blanston

          Instead of trying to force everyone else to bend to his will, maybe “sincerely disgusted” would be happier moving back to Tahiti, if he’s not happy here in the great State of Hawaii.

          • Sincerely disgusted

            I have visited Tahiti & clearly stated that I love my homeland of Hawaii Nei. As a native cultural practitioner & educator I am sickened by ur loathsome stereotyping of our island people. We have thousands of years of proud heritage & many of us work very hard to share the truths about kanaka maoli history so having prejudiced losers like u insult this uniquely beautiful nation rankles my heart. Please go take a walk in a valley so ke akua can punish u with a falling rock or branch because u do not deserve to live here u scrub!

          • checkered demon

            SD: I believe the “loathsome stereotyping” issue began, on many discussion boards, with a “fuc*in’ haole” insult, many times to remarks where the commenters racial affiliation was unknown. In the last few days a lot of history and knowledge has been passed around and is appreciated. We get it. Instead of yelling at people that have lived here many years and have worked alongside you; surfed with you, and pay the same high prices as you do, or some innocent goon from Idaho who is here to spend his money and go home, I ask again: What are the Kanaka Maoli doing to address the issues you keep bashing us over the head with?

          • Gurn Blanston

            What are they doing to address these issues?
            They’re driving around with fake yellow license plates, that’s what they’re doing about it.

          • Gurn Blanston

            Well, if you’re an English teacher, that would explain a lot.

          • stand alone

            Gurn, read your comment thats what i mean. you have no respect for yourself to be the way you are. and you will be what you are. im just trying to make you realize what you really are. ( A BIG JERK )……………

        • Maneha Oren

          Bro, if you think the Hawaiian people simply did nothing to retain their kingdom you are highly misinformed. The Queen of Hawaii was held under house arrest in her own palace for no good reason of her own, but simply by the selfish Americans occupying the islands at the time. They lied to the President of the United States of A,Erica saying that she was a threat to the American people currently residing in the islands when there was no threat. These lies were created by those occupying the islands in hopes of dethroning the queen and gaining power for themselves. If she made ANY sudden moves, he forces of the superior powers of America would have slaughtered the lives of many innocent natives, and so for you to say that the Hawaiians did nothing is highly offensive and rude. No us people writing aren’t authorized representatives of the Hawaiian Nation but we are people sickened by the highly ignorant comments of current “occupiors” who know nothing of the people and history that permeates here. Show some respect to this ancient culture that predates and was violated by the superior powers of America. I have no problem with being an American today, what’s done is done, but I do have a problem with rude comments that illustrate a lack of respect to people who did nothing

          • Maneha Oren

            ….to deserve this kind of treatment. Read up in your facts before blabbering your mouth. It’ll save yourself the burden of revealing your lack of intelligence.

          • Maui_Mike

            Your empathy is admirable and I completely agree with the accuracy of your impromptu history lesson, but I can assure you it won’t give you exempt status, you will still be looked at as a f’n haole by many of the very people you argue on behalf of, I admittedly do the same thing often in hopes it will perpetuate change and curb racism.

          • Andrew

            Aloha Maui-Mike.
            That is an intriguing comment friend, can you cite which academic authority(s) you have relied upon in claiming some of the Hawaiian Monarchy made deals with the US government for weapons to consolidate and hold onto their power? Mahalo.

          • Maui_Mike

            Kamehameha 1 made trades and deals for weapons and advisors to unify the islands for the first time, another example is the Reciprocity Treaty of 1875, it should be noted that the monarchy was too trusting of these outsiders and relied heavily on them being forthright, this was not the case….my sources vary, I have read many accounts on the subject, all include trades for weapons with foreign governments including but not limited to the USA.
            Wikipedia is an easy source to do more reading about the monarchy.
            I hope this helps you.

          • Andrew

            Aloha Maui-Mike.
            Apologies, there was a temporary glitch with Disqus a couple of hours ago, have replied to your comment below. Mahalo.

          • Andrew

            Aloha again Maui_Mike.
            Wonder if any other posters are encountering difficulty with Disqus at this time? You can post comments on the forum but not directly to those who reply to you.

            Mike that is common knowledge that Kamehameha I obtained weaponry via Davis & Young, which is exactly why the reference was made to post-King Kamehameha III. First let us take a look at the Treaty of Reciprocity under His excellency King David Kalakaua, there is nothing whatsoever within that agreement to import armaments from the U.S. for the purpose of preserving the Hawaiian Monarchy.

            The U.S. Government dispatched on a secret mission the American spy General John Schofield to the Hawaiian Kingdom to scope out the potential of Pearl Harbor as a possible future military base, he arrived in Hawai’i under the ruse of being a malihini in 1872. The Treaty of Reciprocity has a clause quote: “Whereby it is agreed and understood that it does not cede any territory or part with or impair any right of sovereignty or jurisdiction on the part of the Hawaiian Kingdom.”
            The Treaty proper granted the right of the then Pearl river as a coaling and repair station only.

            Wikipedia is not a reliable historical source, admittedly external resources listed at the bottom of most of their articles are indeed helpful at times. Are you aware Mike that the treasonous American conspirator John Good who was the ordnance officer for that body shot with a revolver and injured an unarmed member of the Royal Hawaiian Police Constabulary on Fort Street, Honolulu on January 17, 1893? The reason the police were watching the premises of E.O. Hall & Co. was that springfield rifles and crates of ammunition were being imported illicitly from the U.S. disguised as general merchandise. Aloha.

          • checkered demon

            @Andrew: I had a weird Disqus incident on Sunday night, when I would attempt to post comments and had someone else’s screen name. The next morning it was back to normal. This is not the first time Disqus has had hiccups like that.

          • Andrew

            Rectified successfully, mahalo friend!

          • Maui_Mike

            That is interesting Andrew, I am familiar with John Good and the majority of what you say, no argument can change the terrible atrocity committed by the US against Hawaii.
            A common argument is that the admittance to statehood trumps everything prior….IMO what’s done is done, nothing can undo the past and I wish we could all move on and racism would die….wishful thinking.

          • Andrew

            Aloha Maui_Mike.
            Mutual concurrence on that, the argument on statehood is invalid however as 63% of eligible voters never participated in the election a clear majority. Also, there was no Independence option on the ballot, nor U.N. supervision for that matter.

            A somewhat similar occurrence will take place in Crimea next Sunday, will Russian Federation troops currently stationed there and their extended families be allowed to vote in that election? That is precisely what occurred in Hawai’i with U.S. troops in the 1959 plebiscite. Aloha.

          • Gurn Blanston

            Actions speak louder than words. And unfortunately, the words of your flowery manifesto have been rendered impotent by the actions of your own people, who drown out your plainted bleating by “occupying” government-subsidized housing projects, welfare offices, drug rehab programs, and the criminal justice system, in disproportionately high numbers. Post-pubescent males who are not men- they cannot even feed THEMSELVES or put a roof over their OWN heads without mooching off of honest hard-working American tax-payers, much less feed or house their indiscriminate spawn.

      • Maneha Oren

        Bro, you are seriously disregarding a whole lot of heart ache and pain that occurred and still resonates on the islands today. Hawaiians were here for thousands of years with an established and beautiful lifestyle and culture that blossomed and flourished here, and for you to make such an ignorant comment disregarding all the history that has happened here is so rude. You might as well say oh, to all the native Americans who were slaughtered for land and expansion is okay, just because the land was here before they were. Check your words sir, because one day it may be used against you. #karma

      • guest17

        Well we were here first and you don’t own it. Move if you don’t like it.

        • Gurn Blanston

          Sure we own it. Move if you don’t like it.

          • Sincerely disgusted

            Evil demon, u don’t deserve to exist paradise…. Incur the wrath of this manafull place with ur pathetic excuse of an existence u worthless lowlife & we shall prosper beyond ur hatefully pathetic devaluation unto a gloriously cooperative island utopia sharing everything without regard to station beyond what each individual gladly returns unto their laulima…

          • Gurn Blanston

            You posted that at 3:11 in the morning? Holy crap, get off the batu.

      • guest17

        Name two?

      • guest17

        Yes it did.

      • stand alone

        Gurn, youre very correct on that. but the hawaiians made the islands their home first. But that is not the the subject i want to get into with you. Its your stink attitude and sour personalaty that you have. like i told you before. ” how long you live here and you still dont get it.” you have to use your heart to find out what im saying. and if youre too lazy and ignorant to learn what im saying then live your life like the way you want. and feel what you deserve. your choice. you are allready hearing people calling you moron, idiot, stupid, and other things . if thats what you want then be a jerk……….. I DONT CARE. until you be nice. its NO LOST to me…

    • checkered demon

      “hateful diatribe”= Facts and /or opinions I don’t want to hear, while I scream insults and threats at people that had nothing to do with something that happened a century ago. Yet I will go to a christian church, which had everything to do with the rape and plunder of these islands you call “yours”. You will scream at a tourist or local haole for being here to see what this island is all about, and yet moon over the “plantation days”. As descendants of people, still living next to you, payed you a penny a day and held you in indentured servitude in camps you get misty about. Stop driving around with upside-down Hawaiian flags and then parking the cars of the people you supposedly hate. You want to false crack somebody? Go to Oahu and crack the people YOU voted for, if you voted at all, Crack your OHA representatives for bickering and stalling on anything and everything that comes across their desks while they argue about “who’s more Hawaiian.” Take the “Y” off YOURS and it becomes OURS. Aloha.

      • Maui_Mike

        You really summed it up well, it amazes me this problem is as raw as it is for some Hawaiians and old news to others, especially since the island is less than 11% Pacific Islander, Asians make up nearly twice that with whites coming in third….I love the cultural aspect of the islands, it was one of the reasons I moved here, I had nothing to do with what happened over a century ago…the hatred some feel is misplaced in my opinion.

        • stand alone

          Mike, YOU ARE AB-SO-LUTE-LEE CORRECT ON THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!! and it should have NOT be…………………..

  • Gurn Blanston

    We should pass a law to allow the police to start doing impound tows of vehicles with fake license plates.
    A nice long unplanned walk in the rain might help to cool down all that anti-American hate.

    • stand alone

      Man, you’re stupid …… how long you live here you still haven’t learned yet… you make it sound like they are anti American. Their not. You should learn more. To bad you don’t have any clues do you? What’s it takes to be a local. You’re still ignorant and still considered to to be still a haole. Open your eyes and heart. And maybe you’ll find the answer.

    • stand alone

      you are a lost cause………………..

  • Bumbai U. Learn

    If they’re plates are illegal then of course they don’t have insurance. If they get into an accident with me then what? I’m hawaiian….still that’s my main concern with this Kingdom of Hawaii plate vehicle owners.

  • Gurn Blanston

    The Kanaka Okole would do well to learn to extend aloha instead of hatred, especially since this beautiful island of ours is supported mostly through tourism.

    • W&C GUY

      Steve? Is that you?

      -W&C GUY

    • wearewatchingyou

      Spoken like a true hypocrite. It’s obvious you’re here to rile up Kanaka Maoli with your blatant racism. Meanwhile, you’re doing a great job at proving our point.

      Oh gurny-boy/girl, you reek of fear. That, after all, coupled with jealousy is the source of your racism. Somewhere in your life you realized your inferiority, and rather than work on improving yourself, you decided to blame us for it. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, it was probably something you couldn’t change, like your physical appearance and perhaps even that void you call your history and the history of… well… you don’t even have a culture — so I guess that’s something worth being upset about.

      Hawai’i is indeed beautiful. And you can love it all you want, but it isn’t going to love you back. Enjoy your online anonymity, but sooner or later you’ll get back to the real world where you’ll be scowling at Kanaka Maoli behind their backs — because you’re too cowardly to do it to their faces. Back to the real world, where you sit and grumble to yourself about our awesomeness — because you have none. Cheers.

      • checkered demon

        What is being ignored and overlooked is the need to judge the individual, not an entire race. Not every white person (I’m tired of haole) is bad, just as every local is not an aina-loving, aloha-filled braddah. We miss you, Moon!

  • Samuel L Jackson

    There too many damn haoles in Maui now.

  • Kalani

    The first order of business is to open “Blacks Law Dictionary” and look up 4 words. “Vehicle”, and Automobile” as well as “Driving”, and “Traveling”. The secrets lay within defining these words from the governments Point of View.

    • Gurn Blanston

      Kalani, your inane semantics games aren’t going to magically turn criminal activity into something other than criminal activity.

  • Come Maui Walk in Front of Me

    that’s why Hawaiians should stop taking abuse. You dance for them, bless places and in return you live on beaches or wait dying to get on a homestead. If I were not sick I would take a more proactive stance and send all these bigots back home where they came from.

    • Gurn Blanston

      You’re going to send them back to Tahiti?

      • stand alone

        People like you is why the US is falling apart.

      • stand alone

        Another thing people like you is the reason Americans look really ugly to other country’s. Get a life.

  • lakota84

    The Freeman/Sovereign Citizen understanding of common law is just plain gibberish dressed up to sound like legal doctrine. No court in the US recognizes their filings as legally binding and most people feel that it is largely just a jumble of unrelated 18th century political theories.

    • Andrew

      Aloha lakota84.
      The terms Freeman/Sovereign Citizen normally associated with those free spirits over in the U.S. have somehow crept into the forum, in Hawai’i the political term is Hawaiian National which means a descendent or legal heir of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

      Since the unlawful 1893 overthrow Hawaiian Kingdom Law remains the Supreme Law of the Land in Hawai’i. Under the Laws of occupation Hawaiian Kingdom Law can not lawfully be abridged. Hawaiian Kingdom Law is traditionally more advanced than it’s U.S. counterpart, for example slavery was outlawed in Hawai’i a full thirteen years before it was done over in the U.S.

      It is an educational exercise to review some of the local U.S. court cases pertaining to allodial Title when it comes to land transactions, how many countless times do we read of a “cloud” over Title? Strange but true all land in Hawai’i today remains lawfully the property of the Hawaiian Kingdom. U.S. domestic Laws rightly apply where they belong over in the U.S. Aloha.

      • Gurn Blanston

        How’s that working out for you, Andrew?

    • Gurn Blanston

      Well spoken, lakota84.

  • Andrew

    Aloha.
    As an opinion Mayor Alan Arakawa should rightly be asked if the so-called “State of Hawaii” entity is itself legal? Since 1898 per International Law all taxes and fees should lawfully be paid to the Hawaiian Kingdom which has not been extinguished.

    Pending future de-occupation whereby the Nation of Hawai’i Government with it’s counter part the U.S. Government will be engaging in Nation-to-Nation talks in dissolving the fake “State” of Hawai’i, it is most likely taxes will not be as high as currently paid to the robber barons of the fake puppet “State” this being one of many attractive incentives for Independence.

    By way of viewpoint there exist only fake “State” roads throughout the archipelago, these ala were customarily termed the King’s highway as enshrined in the Law of the Splintered Paddle.

    There are references to the mainland here by various commentator’s, in Hawai’i it should be noted the mainland is Moku O Keawe alternatively known as ka Moku Nui (the Big Island), the U.S. mainland is a foreign Country geographically located over 2,000 miles away. Mahalo!

  • GoodOldDays

    The intersection of Kamehameha and Wakea has already been height adjusted at the closing of the repave project, but the intersection of Kamehameha and Papa is really the one where you can hit someone from behind because the height mismatch of both streets are so severe, those low-rider cars slam on their brakes to crawl over the transition. Be aware if you are behind one of those vehicles.

    • Andrew

      Aloha GoodOldDays.
      Your comment somehow ended up in the wrong newspaper section, perhaps you are referring to the accident on Kokomo Road, you can always repost it to the relevant article. Mahalo.

  • Freedom Fighter

    Unfortunately, what the mayor is not telling you is that this law is illegal under both the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Convention. I am an international attorney, and the bottom line is, whether you are proud to be an American or not, the President of the United States admitted in 1993 that the U.S. Government ILLEGALLY overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom. Thus, under the U.S. Constitution and the Geneva Convention the U.S. Government is only the protector of these islands and is bound to apply Hawaiian Kingdom Law. There is no law in the Kingdom of Hawaii requiring that a sovereign traveler register their private automobile to the Kingdom of Hawai’i. I am a U.S. attorney and have a valid driver license. I, however, choose to uphold the Constitution that I swore an oath to that the state of Hawaii CANNOT require people to register their automobiles to the fake state of Hawai’i. It is actually ILLEGAL under their own laws. Educate yourselves people, whether you are pro-Hawaiian Kingdom or pro-United States, you should not support the U.S. Government breaking its own laws. That is how tyranny ensues. Stand up and fight for your rights!!

    • Maui_Mike

      You are correct about the 1993 declaration, but in the opinion of the US government the vote on and subsequent admittance to statehood trumps that prior act, not that I totally agree with that, just clarifying a different perspective.
      And IMO it is not necessary to choose sides as you imply, that division is the underlying cause for many problems…

      • amazed

        I remember it well, Old Bill Clinton (and many presidents before him) say these things for the sake of the political party and personal gain. By his/other campaign retoric, taken to heart by many, it always causes problems to the ones who these statements are made for and sadly take as gospel. Politicians are snake oil salemen who would sell their own mothers if it got them some money or a vote. The bad thing of such declarations is the community is left to fight over these words when the likes of Bill Clinton have forgotten or cared they even made these statements. I knew when he said it just to look like a great guy. In Hawaii..(fill in blank) check..in Florida..(fill in blank)..check…Michigan..cars..check…

        • Maui_Mike

          Yep, that’s politicians for ya.

          • Gurn Blanston

            That’s DEMOCRATS for you.

          • Maui_Mike

            You seem obsessed with that notion, so instead of an exercise in futility I will simply shake my head and wish you a great day, aloha.

          • foolish individual

            He’s just a noise maker. IThat babies hate to play with. I also shake my head and bid him a hard and lonely life that he deserves.

          • greed rep.

            The republicans ” Ripoffpublican” is worse. Their the people of the greed.

        • Andrew

          Contextually Clinton’s U.S. Public Law 103-150 enacted back in November 23, 1993 contained no mechanism for reconciliation intrinsic to the Bill.
          We ought to recall earlier that year on January 17th over 10,000 people gathered outside Royal ‘Iolani Palace to commemorate the illegality of the 1893 overthrow which was acknowledged in the document, as were the violations of International Law, and the deprivation of the right to self-determination.

    • Gurn Blanston

      Which “President of the United States” is this that uttered whatever it is that you are hinging all of your worldly hopes on? If it was in 1993, I think it’s a fair guess that you’re referring to our former draft-dodging adulterous Coward-In-Chief, Bill “Slick Willy” Klinton, the guy who jammed a cigar up somone else’s daughter in The White House while his wife was sleeping in the next room, and then got impeached for lying about it on national television. Yeah, good luck with that one, lol.

    • Gurn Blanston

      Here’s another Bill Klinton quote:
      “A few years ago, this guy would have been carrying our bags”
      He was referring to Barack Hussein.

  • TSL

    Sorry to report the facts,The corrupt b@$tards club is still in control!One way to fix the uninsured will be to add the cost of insurance to the price of gas!

    • beat the high price of gas

      And add my gas bill to yours

      • TSL

        Once again one needs to take responsibility for there own needs!When one develops Interdependence we don’t need any thing from anyone!Take responsibility for your self and stop expecting others to carry your load!


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