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His Majesty Edmund K. Silva, Jr.

Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i

July 31, 2015

To: The Kingdom of Hawai’i,
Lā Hoʻihoʻi Eā,
Today, I was asked, why am I not celebrating Lā Hoʻihoʻi Eā? With clarity of a sound and calm mind
and a peaceful sprit I said: Normally I would take great pleasure in seeing the people celebrating. Joy
and laughter are the birthright of everyone.
I find myself, however, having mixed emotions about the celebrating of Lā Hoʻihoʻi Eā (Restoration
Day). This holiday commemorates the period when a British admiral declared British authority over the
Kingdom of Hawai’i that displaced the legitimate government of King Kamehameha III. The episode
ended a few months later when the British Government reversed the admiral’s declaration and restored
the authority of the King.
While certainly regaining independence is something to celebrate, the fact is that the British seizure lasted
only a few months and then ended.
That restoration, however, also lasted only a short time. Then, 122 years ago, the United States seized our
nation. The United States Minister played a key role in the overthrow of our government. The integrity
of the British government’s restoration did not manifest in the United States and our loss of independence
continues to this day.
Celebrating our independence is, therefore, premature. We have lots of work to do that will one day
culminate in our restored independence and a true celebration. Until that time, I find it difficult to join in
the Restoration Day festivities.
Some time ago, I asked someone “why are you so despondent?” She looked at me said, there are so many
kings, queens and Prime Ministers claiming they are the one that can lead us and I’ve not found one that
actually has the talent, courage, wisdom and unconditional love to make that happen for us all. Everyone
is so self-serving, egotistical, vain, and untrusting.

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
kingdomofhawaii.info
hmkingdomofhawaii@gmail.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” (An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated
under Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law
possessing the four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government;
and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.)

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Then I said: If you were to speak to the King what would you say to him? She looked at me and said, are
you the King? I said, what is your spirit telling you? She said, Yes you are. Then she knelt and cried. I
quickly placed my hands upon her shoulders and said; you kneel to no man and you kneel only to God.
It is my sincerest prayer that one day we can be a united people, even an independent Nation. Until
such time when this becomes a reality, I will celebrate each day for breath and the ability to see
another person register as a citizen/subject of the Kingdom of Hawai’i.
This I will say, the Kingdom is restored. There are many out there that call themselves various
names to entice and lure those thirsting for leadership. In the absence of real leadership, they will
join up with what they think is something pono but in reality, it is not. These groups out there are
simply that, groups.
We are not a group. We are the Kingdom of Hawai’i. That is who we are and have been since King
Kamehameha I, brought us all together.
I am the King and I ask all of you to join me in restoring our independence and I can promise you,
that when we are united, we will be a Sovereign Nation – The Kingdom of Hawai’i. Nou Ke Akua Ke
Aupuni O Hawai’i. Once we have our independence, we will have great cause for celebration.
We are the Kingdom of Hawai’i
Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻAina i ka Pono,

Edmund K. Silva, Jr.
Ali’i Nui Mō’i
cc:

Na Kupuna Council O Hawai’i Nei ame Moku
Ali’i Mana’o Nui Lanny Sinkin
Chief Justice Hawai’i Supreme Court
Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ka Pu’uhonua O Na Wahi Pana O Hawai’i Nei
Nou Ke Akua Ke Aupuni O Hawai’i
kingdomofhawaii.info
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_bilateral_treaties_signed_by_the_Kingdom_of_Hawaii
The United Nations Charter provides the rest of the authority to do it.” An autonomous independent sovereign nation-state contemplated under
Article 1 of the 1933 Montevideo Convention on Rights and Duties of States requiring the state as a person of international law possessing the
four qualifications of (a) a permanent population, (b) a defined territory, c) government; and (d) capacity to enter into relations with the other
states.