The Hawaiian Kingdom Government who recently took over Iolani Palace on April 30th has been denied a permit to assemble and occupy palace grounds which they have been granted on a weekly basis until yesterday.
State Land Board Director Laura H. Thielen denied the group an assembly permit yesterday, saying it had broken the rules of previous permits issued to the group.
“Based on their behavior over the last week, we cannot rely on the assurances that they’ve provided us because they have violated the permit conditions after full explanation of what those conditions prohibit,” Thielen said.
The group violated permit conditions by collecting money and entering buildings that were off limits, Thielen said.
A few questions I want to present to you readers out there is under the U.S. Constitution, citizens have the right to assemble peacefully which is what the Hawaiian Kingdom Government is doing. Would that apply in this case if you consider the land you are occupying non U.S. soil, which in turn would mean you are a foreign national and therefore in a foreign land that is not governed under the U.S. Constitution and laws?
Could this also mean that you did not have to comply with the conditions and laws of the State of Hawaii in this matter so therefore a permit would not be required? Would this protest and assembly then be allowed under Hawaiian rule? Would the King have permitted these actions? Just some food for thought. If you think about it, it’s a weird sort of loop that almost has no end. I’m just curious what others out there think…especially law guru’s. Add a comment below and join in this conversation.