Returning land, restoring Hawaiian nation is viable

In November 1917, Queen Lili’uo-kalani died. Her response to the overthrow lives on. Demonstrating Jesus’ grace, she wrote “Forgive and cleanse . . . let peace be our portion.”

Trusting God’s word that “A man reaps what he sows,” Lili’uokalani warned of judgment to Americans. “If not in your day, in that of your children, for ‘be not deceived, God is not mocked.’ “

God is merciful and just “maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the parents” (Exodus).

Hawaiian heirs suffer the consequences of their ancestors who adopted Western property laws and vices. The blessing of the overthrow is it prevented all the land from being sold.

A few entities control the majority of land today. Rather than taking opportunities to return land to Hawaiian families, plundering continues.

Returning land and restoring the nation is viable. Assurance for non-native residents, God requires to love the alien and land allotments for them.

Establishing righteous precedents, “Rid yourselves, of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit” (Ezekiel).

“We cannot ourselves alone accomplish such an object. God must be our aid.” — Hawaii Constitution.

Lili’uokalani’s book concludes “As they deal with me and my people . . . may the Great Ruler of all nations deal with the grand and glorious nation of the United States of America.”

Michele Lincoln

Lahaina

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