Tuesday, August 1, 2023

The Citizen Prince

 A L O H A From Honolulu!
One's destination 
is never a place,
but a new way 
of seeing things.
      Henry Miller

Being challenged in life
is inevitable, being
defeated is optional.
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Your own Self-Realization 
is the greatest service you 
can render the world.
     Ramana Maharshi


"The Citizen Royal"  KUHIO Day Parade
"- It honors a man who went from being the adopted son of a king to a counterrevolutionary to Hawaii’s voice in the U.S. Congress. Prince Kuhio was born March 26, 1871, the youngest of three sons of Kauai’s High Chief David Kahalepouli Piikoi and Princess Kinoiki Kekaulike. He grew to be a pragmatic politician called the “Citizen Prince” because of his devotion to the Hawaiian people. After the annexation, although they couldn’t vote for the president, citizens of the territory could elect a nonvoting delegate to Congress.  In 1902, Prince Kuhio, was elected delegate and served until his death Jan. 7, 1922. He was 50.
In Washington, D.C., where many considered Hawaiians to be simple natives, Prince Kuhio cajoled Congress into appropriating millions for the construction of Pearl Harbor. He was credited with creating Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The prince also created the Hawaiian Homes Commission to get his people back on the land. In 1920, the last of the alii (High Chief/Royal) to wield real political power introduced the first congressional resolution calling for Hawaii statehood. In 1949, the date of Jonah Kuhio Kalaniana’ole birth was declared a holiday. The Territorial Legislature wanted to honor the Citizen Prince, a man who never forgot his people.
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Your Peace of Mind
Depends on one person; 
YOUrself. So
Claim it fiercely
Hold it calmly
Refuse to let it go!