WILL THE ONE WHO LOWERS THE FLAG BE A HAWAIIAN?
There is much talk going around these days about this disturbing subject, that some native Hawaiians are being asked to carry out this deed when the time comes, that being the 12th of this month.
The kanaka Hawaii maoli who agrees to do this vile act, betraying the Beloved Flag of his homeland, should think carefully, and set his eyes upon the Beautiful Hawaiian Flag as the wafts of breeze softly unfurls the Hawaiian Flag upon its throne, that being top of the flag pole, before he rushes to carry out the traitorous orders of the cowards who are full of evil.
Let us leave to the American haole and the American descendants the carrying out of this act, so that the consequences fall on the haole and not on the Hawaiians.
Remember this: “It is not upon the chief priests of the Jews of those days past that befell the bitter end for their pushing Judas Iscariot to betray the Lord Jesus. But the horrible end fell upon Judas for that deed of the chief priests, and not upon them. It was Judas’ bowels that gushed out, and not that of the people who urged him on.
This will be the same, O Beloved Hawaiian people, and the haole is taking by force from you Beloved Hawaii.
Leave it to the haole to take down the Beloved Flag of Hawaii.
(Aloha Aina, 8/13/1893, p. 2)
Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IV, Helu 33, Aoao 2. Augate 13, 1898.