C. Kaui Jochanan Amsterdam
2012 Candidate for U.S. Representative District 1
C. KAUI JOCHANAN AMSTERDAM
1. Do you believe that the United States government should formally acknowledge the special legal and political status of Native Hawaiians, as it has done for Native American and Alaska Native Groups?
If so, what would you do to secure such ackowledgment for Native Hawaiians? If not, why not?
Being a Hawaiian Jew, I believe the United States should recognize Native Hawaiians as it does for Israel, an independent nation, not for Native Americans and Alaskans, as a nation within a nation. Vote for me and I’ll restore the Hawaiian nation with such recognition, self-determination, self-governance, peace and as “a Light to the World” doing such also for Israelis, Palestinians and Arabs in Jerusalem, Israel and Middle East.
2. What are some examples of actions that you have personally taken to better the conditions of Native Hawaiians?
My major action examples for helping Native Hawaiians focus on the restoration of Queen Lili‘uokalani honorarily and the Kingdom of Hawai‘i to better Native Hawaiians economically, medically, educationally, etc., Serve our küpuna medically and socio-culturally, help Hawaiian foster children and their dysfunctional families, and litigate in U.S. federal courts for Native Hawaiians. Vote for me to restore the kingdom and qualitatively and quantitatively improve my examples.
3. How would you address the challenges of the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act and the Native Hawaiian Education Act?
Instead of collaborating, advancing an amendment and reauthorizing, short term, I address reauthorization of entitlements as the Native Hawaiian Health Care Act/ Education Act, by restoring the Hawaiian kingdom to meet health, education, etc. needs, long term, eliminate entitlement dependency, and make Hawaiians and kingdom “A Light To The World.” Elect me to do so.
The opinions expressed here are those of the candidate and do not represent the views of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.