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House Proceeding 02-23-10 on Feb 23rd, 2010 :: 2:06:25 to 2:07:45
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Mazie Hirono

2:06:21 to 2:06:41( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: yield to the gentlelady from hawaii, a minute and a half. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady from hawaii is recognized for 1 1/2 minutes. ms. hirono: i rise in strong opposition to the hastings amendment which is unnecessary and fnkly insulting to native hawaiiians. we can no longer treat native hawaiiians as any less

Mazie Hirono

2:06:25 to 2:07:45( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Mazie Hirono

Mazie Hirono

2:06:42 to 2:07:02( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: deserving of federal recognition than any other indigenous people. citizens of the state don't get to approve or disapprove of laws in another state's constitution. citizens of states that include indian nations are tribes are not able to approve or disapprove governing duments of these native governments

Mazie Hirono

2:07:03 to 2:07:24( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: unless they are also citizens of the native government in question. this bill provides a process of self-determination for native hawaiiians, by native hawaiiians. the idea that everyone else in hawaii should vote on whether they should be allowed to do so is completely contrary to the intent of this bill. the hastings amendment

Mazie Hirono

2:07:25 to 2:07:45( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: undercuts a basic principle in our constitutional government. the citizens have a right to determine their own laws and be governed by those laws. it would set a precedent that could have negative influences on the government. unless you believe citizens of other states should be able to vote to approve or amend the

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