Response to changes happening in the Kingdom, 1888.



The opinion printed below this heading comes from letters received from our friends. All criticism for those opinions fall upon those who wrote the letters, and not upon us. (Editor)

O Mr. Editor:—I ask for your patience, being that I am a true Hawaiian.

Whereby two-thirds or more of this lahui are of the opinion to form an appropriate Association for the benefit of the Hawaiians and the foreigners.

Whereby the Cabinet of Ministers in power now stands upon sand, where when the rain beats down and the wind blows, it will fall, and that shall be their fate.

Whereby this Cabinet of Missionary Ministers are in government positions without the confidence of two-thirds or more of the people residing here and some who are observing from elsewhere.

Whereas the circle of Missionaries intends to long hold the power in the workings of the Government, while clearly going against the laws of this land.

And Hawaii intends to look after its own good, without fear of the opposition facing it. Whereas all enlightened Hawaiians know that they have this responsibility.

Therefore, they have no desire for the power of the Governmental offices of their beloved land to be put to waste by this circle, and to have them [the ministers] enter Hawaii into a debt that cannot be repaid.

Along with the other heads that they are appointing; and they are the major power, and they are the King. And the negligent laws they pass have power over this tiny lahui.

Whereas I speak with truth in enlightened manner. Whereas the laws not approved by the King, and not signed by him; they have no power to become law over this lahui.

Therefore, time is near for Hawaii to consider, and to discuss what is right, and of the advancement of its efforts, its land, and the King.

O Editor, I shall constantly fill your paper with delicacies, should this topic above receive your kindness.

With Appreciation

S. W. B. K.——

Manoa, Nov. 6, 1888.

[Anybody have an idea who S. W. B. K. from Manoa is?]

¹”Na Manao Laulaha” is a regular column in Ke Alakai o Hawaii.

(Alakai o Hawaii, 11/10/1888, p. 4)


Ke Alakai o Hawaii, Buke I, Helu 45, Aoao 4. Novemaba 10, 1888.


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