Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Aloha Segregation - The Editors - National Review Online

Aloha Segregation - The Editors - National Review Online: "A bill expected to pass the House today with overwhelming Democratic support would accomplish something peculiar for a liberal republic in the 21st century: It would partly disenfranchise a portion of one state’s residents, create a parallel government for those meeting a legislated criterion of ethnic purity, and would portend the transfer of public assets, land, and political power from those who fail to satisfy the standard of ethnic purity to those who do. For these reasons and many more, the Native Hawaiian Government Reorganization Act richly deserves opposition."
This is a conservative perspective on what I think could turn out to be an interesting law--if it passes the Senate and gets President Obama's signature. The fact that he was born in Hawaii and grew there makes it especially intriguing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If they called it a Hawaiian Owners Association, conservatives and libertarians wouldn't be able to say enough nice things about it.