Clearing Summit Road, DHHL Lands, and being NEW HAWAIIAN
One social media person stated to me: “If DHHL lands or moneys derived from said lands were for the public use why then did the $600,000,000.00 dollars only go to DHHL and not a penny into the State’s General Fund for all the Public?”
My answer: This happens often where one public government entity sues another public government entity, surely you do not think this is unique to DHHL. There is no question IF DHHL is for PUBLIC USE, it says so in the Hawaii State Constitution, Article 12 Section 4. So sadly you are asking the wrong questions, which is why it is difficult for me to answer your questions over and over, when I have already done so in abundance in my other media. Just check the links that I already gave you. It would be like the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) suing the Federal Government over appropriations. It happens.
Yet the BLM is a public government agency, meant for the benefit of the general public https://scholarship.law.wm.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1941&context=wmlr
Then they replied “Furthermore, as part of that settlement, the State has not paid the portion for unauthorized use of building roads on DHHL lands.”
Incorrect, the General Fund sends over $34 million a year to DHHL. The alleged non-payment that some protesters talk about, is 5 million dollars. Since the $600 million was paid in 2014, over 100 million more dollars have been paid by the general fund. That 5 million dollars has been paid 20+ times over.
Hawaii State Constitution – http://lrbhawaii.org/con/conart12.html
1959 Admissions Act – https://www.govinfo.gov/content/pkg/STATUTE-73/pdf/STATUTE-73-Pg4.pdf
1920 HCC Act – https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/HHCA_1921.pdf
Who Owns the Crown Lands of Hawai’i? By Jon M. Van Dyke – https://books.google.com/books?id=IjZPcGb2R08C&lpg=PA252&dq=Waihe’e%20%24600%20million%20settlement%20hawaii&pg=PA252#v=onepage&q=transfer&f=false
How to Demolish Racism: Lessons from the State of Hawai’i By Michael Haas
Status of Lands after Statehood – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ceded_lands#Status_of_Lands_After_Statehood
Proof the settlement of Act 14 has been paid – https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/icro/ka-nu-hou/ka-nuhou-2012/kauwela/faq-nelson-case/
DHHL Budget (still getting money from the general fund AFTER the $600,000,000 has been paid) https://dhhl.hawaii.gov/legislation/budget/
Office of Hawaiian Affairs STILL getting money from the general fund (all taxpayers, even those who are NOT beneficiaries) https://www.oha.org/budget
State Issues Joint Statement On Mauna Kea Access Road Jurisdiction https://www.bigislandvideonews.com/2019/08/30/state-issues-joint-statement-on-mauna-kea-access-road-jurisdiction/
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