Today, Obama wants us to celebrate “Kamehameha Day” and urges “all Americans to celebrate the rich heritage of Hawaii with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Where are my Don Ho records and Hawaii Five-O DVDs?
HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the nation to celebrate Kamehameha (kah-MAY-hah-may-hah) Day along with Hawaii.
The nation’s first Hawaii-born president signed a statement Thursday proclaiming June 11, 2010, Kamehameha Day in honor of “King Kamehameha the Great,” who unified the Hawaiian Islands under one government.
The statement calls on “all Americans to celebrate the rich heritage of Hawaii with appropriate ceremonies and activities.”
Obama’s proclamation says King Kamehameha’s legacy is preserved in Ke Kanawai Mamalahoe, or “the Law of the Splintered Paddle.”
The English translation of the “Law of the Splintered Paddle” is this:
O my people,
Honor thy god;
respect alike [the rights of] men great and humble;
See to it that our aged, our women, and our children
Lie down to sleep by the roadside
Without fear of harm.
Disobey, and die.
Sounds about like the rainbows, gumdrops & unicorns world the current administration is trying to constuct. “Everybody be happy and safe! And if you’re not happy and safe, we’ll kill you!”
Does that sum up the kum bah yah bunch that’s in charge now, or what? They believe you should be able to sleep by the roadside without fear of harm, and I believe that if you sleep by the roadside, you’re a f@#$%&g moron.