120 years of belligerent occupation of Hawaii by the U.S. government is America’s shame (“Sovereignty Moment,” Jan. 16). Bravo to the Sovereignty activists!
These sovereignty clowns need to be dealt with much more firmly. A few years ago they disrupted a Statehood Day celebration at the Palace . . . [T]hey refused to allow the interisland ferry to dock on Kauai [and] stopped a tour boat from docking on Molokai. One gang occupied Palace grounds for about a year. Now they scare away a major planned event.
January 17 was celebrated in the internationally recognized independent nation of Hawaii. June Watanabe’s “Kokua Line” (Star-Advertiser, Jan. 17) says “Robert Schmitt, Hawaii’s first state statistician, [noted] that the first official list of ‘national holidays’ was adopted by the government in 1896,” [including] a [Jan. 17] “Downfall of the Monarchy Day.”