by Andrew Walden
Sovereignty flows from the will of the people. The people’s will is statehood. But the teacher’s union is pushing the rhetoric of an internationally-known anti-Semite to change your child's mind.
The National Education Association (NEA), a national teachers’ union to which the HSTA is affiliated, is encouraging teachers to promote Hawaii sovereignty activists’ line to K-12 students.
Under the headings “Students and Social Issues” and "Racism and Bias", NEA Today October 1, 2018, with no sense of irony, repeats the line of anti-Semite Alfred deZayas:
…In a communication to the State of Hawai‘i dated February 25, 2018 from Dr. Alfred M. deZayas, a United Nations Independent Expert, the UN official acknowledged the prolonged occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom. He wrote:
“As a professor of international law, the former Secretary of the UN Human Rights Committee, co-author of book, The United Nations Human Rights Committee Case Law 1977-2008, and currently serving as the UN Independent Expert on the promotion of a democratic and equitable international order, I have come to understand that the lawful political status of the Hawaiian Islands is that of a sovereign nation-state that is under a strange form of occupation by the United States resulting from an illegal military occupation and a fraudulent annexation. As such, international laws (the Hague and Geneva Conventions) require that governance and legal matters within the occupied territory of the Hawaiian Islands must be administered by the application of the laws of the occupied state (in this case, the Hawaiian Kingdom), not the domestic laws of the occupier (the United States).”
A state of peace between the Hawaiian Kingdom and the United States was transformed to a state of war when United States troops invaded the Hawaiian Kingdom on January 16, 1893, and illegally overthrew the Hawaiian government the following day. Only by way of a treaty of peace can the state of affairs be transformed back to a state of peace. The 1907 Hague Convention, IV, and the 1949 Geneva Convention, IV, mentioned by the UN official regulate the occupying State during a state of war….
Another NEA Today article April 2, 2018 makes the same argument without reference to de Zayas.
In a video posted yesterday, Free Hawai’i notes: “It’s being taught in schools.”
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