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State of Hawaii Renounces the US Patriot Act

Japanese Americans the first to call a spade a spade. The UPA is a white-racist tool for the suppression of non-white minorities. Maybe that's why they built all those "processing facilities" (read concentration camps) throughout America.


reaffirming the state of hawaii's commitment to civil liberties and the bill of rights.

WHEREAS, the Hawaii State Legislature is committed to upholding the United States Constitution and its Bill of Rights, and the Hawaii State Constitution and its Bill of Rights (Article I, Sections 1-22); and

WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii has a distinguished history of safeguarding the freedoms of its residents; and

WHEREAS, the State of Hawaii is comprised of a diverse and multi-ethnic population, and has experienced first hand the value of immigration to the American way of life; and

WHEREAS, the residents of Hawaii during World War II experienced first hand the dangers of unbalanced pursuit of security without appropriate checks and balances for the protection of basic liberties; and

WHEREAS, the recent adoption of the USA Patriot Act and several executive orders may unconstitutionally authorize the federal government to infringe upon fundamental liberties in violation of due process, the right to privacy, the right to counsel, protection against unreasonable searches and seizures, and basic First Amendment freedoms, all of which are guaranteed by the Constitutions of Hawaii and the United States; and

WHEREAS, the citizens of Hawaii are concerned that the actions of the Attorney General of the United States and the United States Justice Department pose significant threats to Constitutional protections; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-Second Legislature of the State of Hawaii, Regular Session of 2003, the House of Representatives concurring, that the State of Hawaii urges its Congressional delegation to work to repeal any sections of the USA Patriot Act or recent executive orders that limit or violate fundamental rights and liberties protected by the Constitutions of Hawaii and the United States; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that to the extent legally possible, no state resources - including law enforcement funds and educational administrative resources - may be used for unconstitutional activities, including but not limited to the following under the USA Patriot Act:

(1) Monitoring political and religious gatherings exercising their First Amendment Rights;

(2) Obtaining library records, bookstore records, and website activities without proper authorization and without notification;

(3) Issuing subpoenas through the United States Attorney's Office without a court's approval or knowledge;

(4) Requesting nonconsensual releases of student and faculty records from public schools and institutions of higher learning; and

(5) Eavesdropping on confidential communications between lawyers and their clients.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that certified copies of this Concurrent Resolution be transmitted to Hawaii's delegation in the United States Congress.


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My Opinion 27.Apr.2003 12:54

Tax Payer2

What is the point of an open comment section when this website routinely deletes comments that do not conform to its warped ideals? You all speak about "biased war coverage", "media manipulation", "limiting of access". You are hypocrites. Are you afraid of another point of view or do you simply wish to spread your biased propaganda and remain unquestioned? What about freedom of speech? Only when it conforms on this website. It is obvious and true, Pacifists Are the Real Parasites of Freedom.

Your Opinion... 27.Apr.2003 13:15


Your comment has nothing to do with the original article. It sounds like you just want a place to rant. Whatever. Trolls are the real parasites of IndyMedia.

Can Oregon be next? 27.Apr.2003 13:53


Is there any organizing going on to get Oregon to renounce the US Patriot act?

RE: tax payer2 27.Apr.2003 15:59

your name

there are already lots of sites that publish articles that dont conform to this sites "warped ideals", thats why the get removed here. if i wanted to read about how corporate america were saving and liberating the world (now thats a "warped ideal") then i would go to another website.

Yes, Max 27.Apr.2003 19:27

anne frank

Check out www.efn/~lcbordc website for information about Oregon efforts.

site? 27.Apr.2003 21:30


can't get the "www.efn/~lcbordc" website to work - was the url posted wrong? 'efn.com' maybe, or 'efn.org' ? Don't like typing in random combinations, but I would like to know about Oregon efforts to repeal the Patriot Act.

Max, if you're in PDX 27.Apr.2003 21:30

there's local info here

we don't want to insult 27.Apr.2003 22:19


We shouldn't insult Hawaiians by making reference to the "State" of Hawaii. They desire to be free of the imperialist US and we shouldn't rub it in that they are still a state. Try to refer to them as the "Nation" of Hawaii to avoid rustling feathers.

NO ALOHA 28.Apr.2003 12:39


that was written by the HAOLE for the HAOLE

Hawaii a nation, not a state? 28.Apr.2003 15:59


So, did Hawaii not vote to become a state in the US? Do you have any links to info on that? thanx