January 18, 1778 is the official date attributed to Captain Cook's discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. The native Hawaiians' lived a sheltered and isolated life and suffered deeply and tragically being brought forward into the modern world.
January 16, 1893 began the acknowledged illegal overthrow of the Hawaiian Kingdom Government by a group of American businessmen and sugar planters known as the Committee of Safety. They were aided by more than two-hundred United States Marines.
Based on the U.S. Congress "Newlands Resolution," Hawai'i was formally annexed as a United States Territory on August 12th 1898 and became the 50th state in August of 1959.
The native Hawaiian people were welcoming to all foreigners and were considered to be smart and fast learners. However, for the most part they were always one or more steps behind what was happening to them. From Captain Cook up through statehood they were never made fully aware of what was happening. Whatever was taught, changed or given was first of all for the benefit of others and secondarily for the benefit of the Hawaiian people, including statehood.
It is impossible to undo the past, but the past can be repaired by actions in the present by preparing for a differnet future. The hundreds of thousands of Hawaiian people's modernization deaths will not have been in vain if the islands are allowed the freedom to live out their higher sacred purpose.
"Reasons," within this world are often beyond human comprehension. It was a tight rope walk weaving between several foreign nations in becoming a member state of the greatest nation on earth. The many island ethnicities and cultures living here together with the native Hawaiians since before August 12th, 1898 have all, for better or worse become Americanized. It is now time for the people of Hawai'i to consider what has been received and choose again to become it's own Hawaiian Nation in the service of it's higher sacred purpose.
From the days of discovery Hawai'i, has been treated like a gateway between east and west and was eventually referred to as the Gateway State.
I support TMT because physically the islands are an appropriate gateway between the heart of the earth and the stars of the universe,
Many of the island residents or their relatives coming from different parts of the world have suffered to get here and stay here. Hawai'i can become a gathering place for communities and nations wanting to work towards self sufficiency, participatory governance, cultural tolerance and respect, gender equality, socioeconomic justice, environmental sustainability, peace and nonviolence.
Hawai'i can remain a state while working towards independence by creating a virtual sovereign nation, and deciding two years afterwards how to proceed in either remaining a state or in seeking sovereignty.
The primary consideration in seeking sovereignty, should be in how best Hawai'i can be of service to the world. Hawai'i has a greater purpose than being a tourist attraction and surfing destination. Sovereignty would take several years and could include dual citizenship as well as the nation receiving military lease payments. If Hawai'i independently reaches out to the world, for instance taking a leading role in managing cleaning the oceans as well as offering to hold "solution conferences," the world will reach back to Hawai'i. We owe this possibility to the native people for it is primarily their pathway we are traveling.
Because Hawai'i is a mixed race society with no racial or cultural majority, and because Hawai'i has a safe history to others, it is an appropriate place for "Solution Conferences" of all the world problems and situations. As the world becomes more confused and dangerous, the isolation of the islands makes for a safer meeting location than most any other place in the world.