A legal notice (The Maui News, Sept. 19) objecting to the Commission of Water Resources Management permitting process for distribution of water resources in Na Wai Eha raises valid concerns regarding lawful ownership and jurisdiction over Hawaii kingdom crown, government and private lands.
The state doesn't recognize royal patent deeds because there was no lawful transfer of those lands to its jurisdiction. It uses this lack of jurisdiction to deny inalienable rights guaranteed in perpetuity through royal patent deeds.
U.S. Public Law 103-150 acknowledged that the sovereignty and title to kingdom lands was never relinquished, while admitting that the United States and the state gained de facto jurisdiction by fraudulent conveyance of Hawaii kingdom domain.
By nondisclosure of potential harm, state authorities are fraudulently inducing kanaka maoli to relinquish their rights to their nation, lands and water by volunteering themselves into state and federal jurisdiction, whether by applying for state water use permits or joining the effort to reorganize their sovereign government within the jurisdiction of the U.S.
The Legislature passed a statute allowing the state to alienate stolen property from the Hawaii kingdom land trust without showing proof of title. This would be accomplished by various means, including sales by the Public Lands Development Corp. and transferring land to the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.
The apology resolution began a quiet title action of sovereignty and lands which cannot be completed without consent of the owners. Why would the Hawaiian people knowingly consent to theft of their nation?