Breaking Ranks: Legislator in the State of Hawai‘i Concerned About War Crimes

COUNCIL MEMBER JEN RUGGLES RAISES CONCERNS ABOUT ALLEGED WAR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST PROTECTED PERSONS

Concerned She May Be Incurring Criminal Liability and Requests Corporation Counsel Opinion regarding incurring Criminal Liability

Hilo, HI- Council member Jen Ruggles released a statement today stating she had recently come to understand that she may be in violation of her oath of office to uphold the United States constitution and may be incurring criminal liability for war crimes under both U.S. federal law and international law. She has retained Stephen Laudig as legal counsel in order to communicate with the County Corporation Counsel on this matter.

Click here to download the letter to Joe Kamelamela, Hawai‘i County Corporation Counsel.

Through her attorney, Council member Ruggles has formally requested the Office of Corporation Counsel to assure her that she is not incurring criminal liability under international humanitarian law and United States Federal law as a Council member for:

  1. Participating in legislation of the Hawai‘i County Council that would appear to be in violation of Article 43 of the Hague Regulations and Article 64 of the Geneva Convention where the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom must be administered and not the laws of the United States;
  2. Being complicit in the collection of taxes from protected persons that stem from legislation enacted by the Hawai‘i County Council, which would appear to be in violation of Article 28 and 47 of the Hague Regulations and Article 33 of the Geneva Convention where pillaging is prohibited;
  3. Being complicit in the foreclosures of properties of protected persons for delinquent property taxes that stem from legislation enacted by the Hawai‘i County Council, which would appear to be in violation of Article 28 and 47 of the Hague Regulations and Article 33 of the Geneva Convention where pillaging is prohibited, as well as in violation of Article 46 of the Hague Regulations and Articles 50 and 53 of the Geneva Convention where private property cannot be confiscated; and
  4. Being complicit in the criminal prosecution of protected persons for committing misdemeanors or felonies that stem from legislation enacted by the Hawai‘i County Council, which would appear to be in violation of 147 of the Geneva Convention where protected persons are prohibited from being unlawfully confined, and cannot be denied a fair and regular trial by a tribunal with competent jurisdiction.

Until Corporation Counsel is able to assure, under applicable laws, that Council member Ruggles is not incurring criminal liability under international humanitarian law and U.S. law, she says she will be refraining from participating in the proposing and enacting of legislation for the Hawai‘i County Council. She will continue to serve her constituents as a Council member on all other matters that do not conflict with the topics of her request to the Corporation Counsel. As soon as Corporation Counsel can assure her that no criminal liability is being incurred, she will return to legislate.

“I took an oath where I swore to support and defend the U.S. Constitution, and the constitution states that treaties are the supreme law of the land. My current understanding is that the Hague and Geneva Conventions are international treaties ratified by the United States,” Ruggles said, “and until our county attorney assures me I am not violating my oath of office, and not incurring criminal liability, I must refrain from enacting any further legislation. I am eagerly awaiting his response. In the meanwhile my constituents can be assured that I am still available to them, will continue to focus on our district and stand up for our disadvantaged populations.”

Her attorney, Stephen Laudig, states that Ruggles had been made aware of the history of the United States’ occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom when she received an email from the Hawaiian Kingdom acting Council of Regency informing her, and all other Hawaii legislators, of several legal actions substantiating the continued existence of the Hawaiian Kingdom as a sovereign and independent State. Among the legal actions were the Larsen v. Hawaiian Kingdom proceedings held under the auspices of the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, Netherlands; the United Nations Independent Expert, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Dr. Alfred deZayas’ memorandum to the members of the judiciary of the State of Hawai‘i dated February 25, 2018; and the more recent lawsuit of David Keanu Sai, as Chairman of the Council of Regency v. Donald Trump, as President of the United States that was filed with United States District Court for the District of Columbia on June 15, 2018 addressing the failure of the United States to administer the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom under Article 43 of the 1907 Hague Regulations and Article 64 of the 1949 Geneva Convention.

Ruggles says she then sought to verify the claims made by the chair of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Acting Council of Regency, Dr. Keanu Sai, and has found his research to be thorough and comprehensive as to the explanation of legal facts describing the events leading up to and during the commencement of the illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom. She also became aware that in seven different criminal and civil cases, Dr. Sai was acknowledged and admitted as an expert witness on the subject of the continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent State and international laws. Three of those cases were held on Hawai‘i Island in the Third Circuit.

The turning point that got Ruggles to take action was the United Nations Independent Expert’s memorandum to State of Hawai‘i officials and the lawsuit filed in Washington, D.C. In his memorandum, the Independent Expert stated, “I have come to understand that the lawful political status of the Hawaiian Islands is that of a sovereign nation-state in continuity; but a nation-state that is under a strange form of occupation by the United States resulting from an illegal military occupation and a fraudulent annexation.” He goes on to state that “As such, international laws (the Hague and Geneva Conventions) require that governance and legal matters within the occupied territory of the Hawaiian Islands must be administered by the application of the laws of the occupied state (in this case, the Hawaiian Kingdom), not the domestic laws of the occupier (the United States).”

Ruggles’ says she views the Independent Expert’s statements as authoritative under international law especially from the fact that when Dr. deZayas was elected by the United Nations Human Rights Council in 2012, the United States was a member and did not dispute his appointment.

Consequently, council member Ruggles says she began to question her own position as an elected official who swore to support and defend the constitution of the United States as to whether or not she is incurring criminal liability for enacting United States law as a legislator, which appears to be in conflict with Article 43 of the 1907 Hague Regulations and Article 64 of the 1949 Fourth Geneva Convention which mandates the occupying State (United States) to administer the laws of the occupied State (Hawaiian Kingdom).

Ruggles says, “I want it to be clear that this action, on my part should not be construed as a publicity stunt but is rather acting upon the advice of counsel given the awareness she has regarding alleged war crimes, and the awareness other State of Hawai‘i officials had and remained silent.” Ruggles says she “is a firm believer in the rule of law and not the politics of power.”

62 thoughts on “Breaking Ranks: Legislator in the State of Hawai‘i Concerned About War Crimes

  1. Ruggles is the latest and yet most vocal in perspective to create the most thunderous noise regarding this hewa. Count me in still as an Aupuni also violated by the u.s. and it’s representatives. Arrested, beaten, jailed, fined taxed and more. Make this one count also.

  2. The Rule of Law! I was told by a friend to Sue, war crimes! I my self a Kanaka, and three Keki Oka’aina, all from Hawaii, was put in harms way, in Viet Nam! The VA denied my second claim! And Saigon Air Port was no a war zone, but under gun point, and we all said we had orders! Geneva IV, article say’s we should not have been put in the Arm Services! Now to get someone, to put my claim in the correct applicable way? When I Win, you Win! Call me (808)634-0469!

  3. ABOUT TIME!!! Her statement in the last paragraph and I quote: “I want it to be clear that this action, on my part should not be construed as a publicity stunt but is rather acting upon the advice of counsel given the awareness she has regarding alleged war crimes, and the awareness other State of Hawai‘i officials had and remained silent.” is extremely important because not only was this information provided to judges and attorney’s in court, but also to other politicians as well that included the governor and they either down played it or as she had stated they “remained silent”.

    This is going to be extremely interesting to see what the County Corporation Counsel is going to say because he will need to back it up with…….FACTS & EVIDENCE!!! Can’t Wait!!!

    • Interesting indeed and long awaited for from all levels of this fake state government. Now the people of the leadership level will have to step up with their mana`o and we will learn who is real and who is not. I’d rather you be in one of the alaka`i than most of them. Imua.

  4. Interestng what Ruggles says that “she is a firm believer in the rule of law NOT the politics of power….the U.S. LAW? She better remember on what ground she’s STANDING…it’s the HAWAIIAN KINGDOM! “UA MAU KE EA O KA ‘AINA I KA PONO”. Aloha e Aunty Ceci & Uncle Francis

    • Aloha, from what I read of the article, kudos to Ms Ruggles, she believes in “…the rule of law”, and I take it that it is a statement that can be made by any one who believes the laws of a Country that are applicable in a sovereign independent Nation whether it be the Hawaiian Kingdom, the United Kingdom, France or any other civilised Country to it’s inhabitants, subjects or citizens for their protection to the pursuit of happiness and prosperity. The rule of law makes it so that from the Monarch down all are subject to the rule of law. I do not in any way see that Ms Ruggles meant just US law…or else why would she be concerned?

    • She may be referring to the rule of law that applies to the government authorities based on accountability, protecting humanitarian rights, administering of government laws etc. Which as we know are being violated.

  5. Aloha Jen Ruggles,make this Pono for You and the HAWAIIAN KINGDOM January 1893 to present 2018,125 Years of OPPRESSION ,MILITARY OCCUPATION, the Boming of Pearl Harbor due to USA Naval Pressence, First to be Attacked by Nuclear Missiles this Year due to USA Military presence, Overpopulation by by a Foreign State, Pillaging of a Soverein State, Taxes and Currency,Stollen Land, Being a Neutral Soverein State,Yeah the World Has Gotten Your Attention and Watching,Mahalo.

    • She ain’t doing nothing for the Hawaiian Kingdom… I don’t want her to do nothing for the HK. Dr, Keanu Sai and his team is doing the work. She just needs to just follow the rules since she is aware of the facts and evidence that have been brought to her attention. After that? She can get the hell out of the HK.

      • From what you’ve said you don’t understand the Hawaiian Kingdom at all, and are letting your anger speak…under International Law she is a protected alien…and apparently bringing up the important question of war crimes. From what I’ve read of the post she’s worried, rightly so, that through her ignorance in the past she may have committed war crimes and doesn’t want to do so, and is forcing, as it were, others to look at it and not turn a blind eye…I find your reply vulgar and do you suppose the Queen would talk as you have?

        • I talk the way I want to talk, you don’t like what I have to say IGNORE it and move on. Be grateful that I can at least be reasoned with and that I ain’t completely disrespectful. I can sit here all day and post insulting comments all day, but I don’t. To call someone out for a ‘vulgar’ comment shows just how intolerant you are…… like I said be grateful. I don’t understand the Hawaiian Kingdom? Maybe you don’t understand what it’s like being a Hawaiian Subject. YES I’M ANGRY.

          Under International Law she has rights. She has rights to own property etc. But besides the fact she’s an alien, an American who swore an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution… and therefore is an ENEMY OF THE HAWAIIAN KINGDOM being that we are in a State of War, and should be deported as soon as possible.

          Can the HK deport Aliens? Illegal Aliens during an illegal military occupation? Does the Hawaiian Kingdom need to provide a reason to deport Illegal Aliens? So what was your question again?

          • Kaualana, No Need Be Angry!!! What Ms Ruggles is doing is not only protecting herself from incurring criminal liability for war crimes under both U.S. federal law and international law, but she is also protecting many of our own Hawaiian people such as police officers, sheriffs and other politicians like herself who could also incur criminal liability.

            Remember the illegal occupier and the Fake State of Hawaii don’t care who they throw under the bus to cover up their lies. Imagine if more politician’s, police officers, attorney’s and other people in critical positions came forward and made the same demands from their superiors, judges, mayor’s and even the governor himself?

            Imagine…….

          • Aloha Dutchy, What Jen Ruggles is doing is great she is complying to the rule of law… which is fantastic. Not only that but she is the weak link or rather broken link In the chain that holds the State of Hawaii together. We can sit back and see how this link will mend itself or will it all fall apart? What I say about Jen Ruggles is irrelevant, what matters is how this whole process will turn out. Focus on that while I keep talking my s%^t reminding you folks that she is an enemy of the HK just in case you guys forget. Politicans whether intentionally or not has a way at playing to the emotions of the people, winning their trust. We shouldn’t desire or put our trust in any politician, rather we should always demand that they comply by the rules and fulfill our wishes.

      • Kaulana, what do you mean by saying she is “doing nothing for the Hawaiian Kingdom”? What she has done is HUGE because she has now caused the Fake State and County of Hawaii to have to prove that Hawaii is a part of the United States and they cannot.

        In regards to Dr. Sai this is what she stated: “Ruggles says she then sought to verify the claims made by the chair of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s Acting Council of Regency, Dr. Keanu Sai, and has found his research to be thorough and comprehensive as to the explanation of legal facts describing the events leading up to and during the commencement of the illegal occupation of the Hawaiian Kingdom. She also became aware that in seven different criminal and civil cases, Dr. Sai was acknowledged and admitted as an expert witness on the subject of the continuity of the Hawaiian Kingdom as an independent State and international laws. Three of those cases were held on Hawai‘i Island in the Third Circuit”.

        So as you can see is helping our Hawaiian Kingdom and the person that she is working with is Dr. Keanu Sai. Maika’i Loa!!!

        • I’ll simply say this.. Jen Ruggles is a pawn in this game. A significant pawn? nonetheless a pawn. We need to rally not behind her but behind the one that prompted all these things to happen from the PCC case to the UNHRC Dr. dezayas memorandum to legislator Jen Ruggles compliance to the rule of law and that is Keanu Sai the regent of the HK and this Kingdom that we owe our allegiance.

          HK penal code ch.6

          Treason: adhering to the enemies thereof, giving them aid and comfort, the same being done by a person owing allegiance to this kingdom.

          The fact that we are occupied and in a State of War, surrounded by enemies… enemies in the high places of authority, It’s important we distinguish who the enemy is…. or we run the risk of committing treason.

  6. “The sovereignty of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.” Bold move on Jen’s part. Her integrity shone through during her campaign, and shines through consistently in her decision-making. She is a rare jewel, and through this righteous act, will advance the truth about the sovereignty of this land.

    • Another kanaka hine in the right place finally that is being heard where we in the past have just been disregarded and disrespected and treated with “Shoooo hele on”. I am hopeful and we must also all be rare jewels. We have been at war for such a long time and during that time we have been used and abused constantly. Uoki!! Now!!

    • My goodness we still talking about sovereignty? We’re past that and the fact that this ‘rare jewel’ of yours is speaking out is because the truth is coming out. Orders, commands, memorandums etc.. are out. She better save her ass…. then get out the HK. This is Keanu Sai’s doing and all his hard work from him and his team. ‘Heat the rock’

  7. Sorry forgot to add above is a YouTube video from Big Island Video News of Councilmember Ruggles Raises Hawaiian Kingdom Legal Concerns (Aug. 21, 2018)

  8. I applaud Ms. Ruggles for her morals and ethics. I am disappointed but not surprised by the responses of the Council Chairman and Council’s attorney. Knowing how corrupt they are It is possible they will not give a formal response and wait out her term till December. Let’s hope they take the high road for once. Nevertheless Ms. Ruggles, you are an honorable person and have spread awareness of our occupation in a big way Mahalo

    • I Totally Agree!!! We need to get more people in the same situation as Ms. Ruggles to come forward and make the same demands from their supervisor’s, department heads, mayor’s and even the governor himself because “incurring criminal liability” applies to everyone especially those in political office, law enforcement, the judicial system and the list goes on.

      This is not a game!!!

      • When we fear anyone we give them power and since being back at home I have loved watching and participating with it’s absence in regard to our nation and it’s growth. I have learned to trust based upon what I experience and from whom. I have had a career as a behavioral health therapist on the mainland which taught me much about others. Jen Ruggles had to feel the pressure of her decision for who she is and where she is at. She is a better example rather than the others who stay silent and frozen or smile and cheer against our sovereign freedom. Given the choice I would like to witness more “Jens”. Mahalo

  9. Obey the law, the law of the land, Hawaiian Kingdom law. It’s that simple. A top to bottom coalescing report to our na Aloha Aina Nationals and citizenry o ke Aupuni Hawaii. Aloha Ms. Ruggles and Dr. Keanu for this conveyance of bringing truth to power.

  10. Well, if Mr Laudig receives any responses from Hawaii County, Hawaii Atty Gen, US Atty Gen or the Intl Reps, I do hope he will follow us up w/ it!! After all, like he said- if they can corrrect him, he welcomes it. 🤙🏼

  11. Let that wahine stand as an example to all those in the puppet regime because this is no damnation joke! They all know that Hawai’i is occupied territory and the Laws of Occupation, along with certain provisions of international humanitarian law, apply here! Anyone who commits War Crimes or Crimes Against Humanity will face Nuremburg-style court tribunals and if found guilty, face severe punishment!

    There’s a way to stop all of this.

    • Aloha Iolani, well if they didn’t know the factual circumstances that established the armed conflict (military occupation) in Hawaii they surely know now. Once made aware they have no legal defense.

      According to the International Criminal Court two elements must be present for a person to incur criminal liability for war crimes. First: the conduct took place in the context of and was associated with an international armed conflict; and, second, the perpetrator was aware of factual circumstances that established the existence of an armed conflict. See attached Elements of Crimes, International Criminal Court, Article 8—War crimes, at 13. “The term ‘international armed conflict’ includes military occupation.” See id., n. 34. With respect to these two elements of war crimes:

      (a) There is no requirement for a legal evaluation by the perpetrator as to the existence of an armed conflict or its character as international or non-international; (b) In that context there is no requirement for awareness by the perpetrator of the facts that established the character of the conflict as international or non-international; (c) There is only a requirement for the awareness of the factual circumstances that established the existence of an armed conflict that is implicit in the terms “took place in the context of and was associate with.” See id., at 13.

      • Aloha, kekoa. Indeed so! In fact some time ago, they were given the chance to end this occupation. Even if it was just enforcing Hawaiian Law as a start, they could have started somewhere and this would gradually lead to the process of de-occupation. If they had done such a thing, then MAYBE, just MAYBE, they could be given the chance to be forgiven for possible War Crimes. They refused.

        And if they were smart and boast themselves as “intellectuals of law” as “government officials,” they would take this extremely seriously! Apparently not.

        • Forgiven for War Crimes? You mean as in ‘let them walk free’ forgiven? This is some above the law stuff you’re talking about… treasonous and a big slap in the face. We’re not talking misdemeanors here…. War Crimes. They better acknowledge the HK and the illegal occupation and begin serious talks with the acting HK government… they better do this soon or else.

  12. Very Interesting… I had asked a friend of mine who was incarcerated, land, banking accounts, and personal property confiscated for violating Laws of the United States if I could act in his defense, and I was instructed, “not to waste my time fighting City Hall, and the Might of the U.S. Government.”

    I further notified him, that as a Military Veteran who had earned Combat Decorations in Vietnam that included the Silver Star, Purple Heart, and various other Medals and Citations of Valor, that Incarceration at a Facility On the Federal Institution Outside of the Hawaiian Archipelago when his alleged violation of U.S. Law was in and on the Aina of Oahu was simply an act of in defiance of Hawaiian Kingdom Law.

    His response was still, “They Treated the Native American Indian’s exactly the way that benefited The American’s, What makes you think they are going to do anything for Us Hawaiian’s?”

    Case Closed? I think not!

  13. Does ‘legislator’ Jen Ruggles have rights under International Law and Is she a protected person? Does the word ‘protected’ under International Law applies towards the ‘occupying power’ ‘fake state/local authority’s?’

    At what point in time can we say that all politicians should have knowledge of the illegal occupation? Since what point in time can the HK say they are to be held liable for War Crimes? I became aware about the illegal occupation years ago, why not someone like legislator Jen Ruggles?

    • Aloha Kaulana, good questions. Humanitarian Law and Hawaiian Kingdom Law applies to all. In some circumstances the Laws passed by the occupier can apply when there is a void in Hawaiian Kingdom. In this circumstance the Law has to benefit everyone and not just the occupier. Example, traffic laws ,public health, aviation, etc.. These laws are for public safety so they benefit all. Laws that benefit only the occupier such as IRS Tax Laws are illegal. We have HK laws for taxes. In an earlier post I provided the elements of a war crime. War Crimes are committed by individuals so you would have to prove each individual was made aware of the factual circumstances that established an armed conflict. Ms. Ruggles cannot be liable for a war crime if she was never made aware. Once she was made aware she took appropriate action to refrain from making any new legislation that would violate Humanitarian Law. Hope this helps.

      • I wanna know if the authorities and military men/women of the occupying power can legally and rightfully own property in a country they occupy for personal reasons. And then does the illegal alien have this right also? Because I assume the owning of property would indicate settling down permanently. Can these people own property and settle permanently in an illegally occupied country? Does legislator Jen Ruggles own property in the occupied HK and does she have this right or any American military officer for that matter?

        • Kaulana, Brother, I read your question and remember my own journey to understanding from the 40s. I am a 76 year old Aupuni who’s own family had extensive land holdings which I never accepted as real holdings in consideration of where we were at, what was it called and who had lived upon the aina before we came from the Azores and other places. The Aina was given to the Kanaka Maoli to be fed upon while the haole used it to accumulate money…riches. I accepted the reason why Akua provided it to the kanaka “That which feeds us” and saw the haole then as I do now still, stuck on what the aina can bring in kala ready to trade it off and away from the original kanaka inhabitant. I may not be fully pono on “their” intent but have lived amongst them in the cont. u.s. and here.
          As I told my haole spouse when we purchased our Hilo home, “We do not own it and never will. The house alone is ours and not the aina. The aina is to feed us in various and certain ways not to make money on.
          I keep and open mind, listening to the other Maoli and Aupuni to find the Lokahi.

          The end of the u.s. occupation is a hope and dearm for me. I know the Maole can govern the gifts given by Akua and do so with the required principles we have lived with for centuries and which still hold us in Lokahi. Mahalo.

        • Aloha Kaulana, the only valid land titles are the ones issued before the illegal overthrow. All other land titles including those of Hawaiian subjects are defective. The only entity that can fix this problem is a de jure HK gov’t.

          • Aloha kekoa mahalo for the reply, HK Law and International Law states that ‘aliens’ can own property (real property etc). My question is can illegal aliens, military personnel etc as individuals have the same rights as ‘aliens’ during an illegal occupation and assuming if they were administering HK Law…. do they have the right to own property? I know this question is irrelevant and I hope I’m not wasting your time, I was just curious…. Mahalo.

          • Aloha Kaulana, I would have to research more to give you a reference of a HK statue, ordinance or case law that could answer your question. Off the top of my head I would have to say no. Any person illegally in our country could not benefit or claim a right from his illegality. Here are a few legal maxims that come to mind. “No man should derive any benefit from his wrong”, “Crime vitiates all things which spring from it”, “From fraud a right of action does not arise”, “From a wrong no contract can arise” and “An outlaw is civilly dead”.

          • Aloha kekoa, good luck on your research I tried to look it up myself but found nothing concerning certain rights for illegal aliens, military soldiers in relation to an illegal occupation and post occupation. It’s almost as if these people are not protected by International Law at all. If I had to take a guess I believe an Illegal alien are considered the same as alien the acting HK government also refers to them as ‘alien’ rather than ‘Illegal alien.’

            In the HK Constitution Article 1. States that ‘ God had endowed all men inalienable rights to acquire, possess and protect property etc.’ Again Article 2. ‘All men are free to worship god etc.’ So by ‘All men’ is it referring to Hawaiian Subjects or non-citizens, illegal aliens, enemy soldiers regardless of nationality and/or allegiance?

  14. I thought it was very conscientious of Ruggles to realize the depth and scope of just how true and impenetrable the argument of the “continuation of the Hawaiian Kingdom” on whether or not it truly exists. We all know it exists! This is a double win situation: 1. she’s protecting herself and 2. her council has put forth some major historical factual questions for the Corporation Council to answer, which, I believe are way too powerful and accurate to overcome. I can’t wait to see how they’re gonna dodge these bullets?
    Furthermore, a list of sealed indictments for war crimes should be kept for all other complicit representatives who’ve chosen to ignore proven historical facts and look the other way.

    • Mahalo Kalae you bring a couple more views I had not considered that are real. Yet I would like to see if she is protecting herself where the kanaka Maoli and Aupuni have not truly been able to against the police and the courts. I am watching to see if the council will attempt to answer any questions rather than take the usual u.s. approach of dismissal. I do agree with your last idea of sealed indictments for war crime. Those who have chosen to ignore either in the council or other levels in state and country service. There is not annexation.

      Mahalo

      • Aloha Jerry, she has committed no crime that would involve the police or courts. The Council probably does not want to bring anymore attention/ exposure to the situation and probably won’t take actions against her or respond to her request. I’m thinking they will wait out her term that expires in 4 1/2 months and she goes away. In my humble opinion why wait for these clowns to respond or not respond. Make it hard for them to silence her requests for answers and get more exposure of her concerns. If the rules allow it she should request answers from the U.S. State Department. Her concerns stem from a complaint filed with the UNHRC in which their Independent Expert already sent his memorandum to the U.S. State Department. That is the link to get her questions answered by the U.S. State Department. That is the appropriate entity for questions regarding foreign matters. As for sealed indictments I have not heard of any international war crime commission conducting investigations in order to get sealed indictments. Normally the international community would address the issue of the occupation and then war crimes investigation would come later. MHO

        • I understand Brother yet bringing up the issue in a u.s./state/council meeting put the spot light directly on the issue where some of us Aupuni and Maoli have been, arrested, beaten, jailed and sentenced in whatever manner the illegal occupier has thought appropriate for them. I was heard and adjudicated by the representative of the LHG and found lawful; innocent of the accusation and had no sentence brought against me yet on the same incident with a hearing in state court the outcome was very opposite. I have not been the only one being a subject of the LHG many of us received the same outcome and I was almost tried in “double jeopardy” before former judge Takase got warned.

          I admire her courage and loyalty to our Sovereign Nation because it comes from a waihine of “privilege” one who sits in higher order than myself and has more to risk. Since Trump is being sued under the “war crime” order I am sure that this and other incidences will get added to the list of offences committed by the u.s.

          • If she’s loyal to our Nation she is a traitor to her Nation the United States (treason?). If she is loyal to her Nation she is an enemy of the HK. Either way I wouldn’t trust nor want someone like this in the HK. This is the first thing that crossed my mind when I came upon this article. It’s important to make these distinctions. Observe and monitor these things… no need to get feelings involved…. we owe her nothing.

          • Aloha Kaulana, Ms. Ruggles is neither a traitor to the U.S. nor a loyalist to the HK. She is just doing her job and honoring her oath of office. She swore to up hold the U.S. constitution and it’s laws. Under the U.S. constitution the supreme law of the land is a Treaty. The U.S. is a signatory to the Geneva and Hauge Conventions which means under U.S. law and her oath she cannot violate humanitarian law. She cannot be a traitor if she is in compliance with the U.S. Constitution. In my view this has nothing to do with her feelings it’s straight up contract law. MHO

          • We are either in a State of war or State of peace no in between. I think this is important to make this distinction. The same should apply to military personnel and the private army staff called the State of Hawaii. Either these people are friends of ours or enemies. Just doing her job… yes but distinctions should be made IMO. Do we have enemies in our territory or not? If so who are they? Mahalo kekoa for your reply.

        • Aloha Kekoa and Jerri and I appreciate your responses. I also think that, since coverage of Ruggles story is in plain public view and (hopefully) has sparked an accumulated pro-Hawaiian Kingdom audience; this will add even more pressure for the Council/or the higher PTB to answer her (Ruggles) request/s. They are finding themselves in the ‘hot seat’ and it’s getting even hotter by the minute because they need to somehow get themselves out of this 125 year mess. Their doom is near. This could very well be the beginning of the end to US Occupation. How does one overcome undisputed and undeniable truth/s?

          • Aloha Kale, I agree that any exposure of the truth moves us one step closer to ending Hawaii’s occupation.

  15. Very top of page 3, correction.

    Under International law, there is only one method by which the United Staes could have acquired the Sovereignty and Independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

    That method is by a Treaty of Annexation.

    • That is true and it didn’t have one including it would not have been possible according to their own constitution. They were confined within their own shoreline.

    • I believe another is by being the victor of a declared war with Hawaii and that possibility was diminished by our Queen abdicating her throne until such time as the u.s. relinquished control. The u.s. still had the responsibility of governance by Hawaiian law which they have not and do not now affect. This is just one of the acts of arrogance and belligerence of the u.s. government. Another is that they openly and presently wage destruction of our Sovereign, National Aina which they have only partly accepted responsibility for changing. The u.s. does not and will not participate with honesty as Ruggle has done. What is so startling is that her move, her action, is so un-american that we have doubt that they will participate within our cultural values.
      I have lived “up there” with them on two occasions over years. The first 5 years I was openly treated with prejudice and the following 17 years distrusted. The prejudice against our culture is real. They need to have us bow out and go away.

  16. Top of page 3 need’s correction.

    Under international law, there is only one method by which the United States could have acquired the sovereignty and independence of the Hawaiian Kingdom. That method is by a treaty of annexation.

  17. go listen to the song by Sudden Rush ” EA ” , youtube get’m too.

    And help Spread the Aloha

    There is No Treaty of Annexation ! Aloha Aina In The Spirit of Our Ancestors******

    The Ku’e Petition of 1897 a Protest against the annexation of Hawaii by the United States.

  18. As much as we want things to end. We need to keep in mind the mandates that the council of regents is mandated.
    1. Education
    2. Expose
    3. compliance
    4.Transition

    We are still in the 1 and 2 mandates. Ms. Ruggles along with all the law suits and countries getting their projectors updated. Things are moving forward to compliance.

    We need more people like Ms. Ruggles to step up and question their legal position with the advice of an attorney.

    But right terminology needs to be adhered to.

    I think a lot of people are to afraid to loose what they have or think they own. If they would jus read chapter 5 of the dissertation to learn the solution.

    • Thanks for the lecture, I’m In no rush I too think things should go accordingly and that there should be a smooth transition rather than a hasty one. Just curious about certain preparations being taken for the forth coming events. No problem Mr. Enomoto all is good. No one’s afraid Alan, I for one do not own anything in Hawaii…. currently residing in California. Aloha

  19. Top of Page 3 of the letter to Joe Kamelamela, Hawai’i County Corporation Counsel.

    Kaulana is right, they cannot be Trusted.

    Stephen Laudig Attorney. Yeah right.

    He did’nt even write the letter correct on this point.

    And Having No Treaty of Annexation is Everything.

    My Vision Always Told me. An American Attorney ” is a Professional Liar “.

    • This is the right mentality if any of us have ever learn anything from world history, OUR HISTORY, our personal experiences etc. Wisdom tells you ‘TRUST NOBODY’…… at this level things should go accordingly to the rules and laws and just as important we should also have the intelligence to distinguish a friend from a foe, an ally from an enemy etc. This is how I believe we should deal or view with certain people’s at this level. There is no reason for us to praise someone like Jen Ruggles. She’s doing the right thing, that’s all we should be saying about her.

  20. ” but a nation-state that is under a strange form of occupation by the United States resulting from an illegal military occupation and a fraudulent annexation.” He goes on to state that “As such, international laws (the Hague and Geneva Conventions) require that governance and legal matters within the occupied territory of the Hawaiian Islands must be administered by the application of the laws of the occupied state (in this case, the Hawaiian Kingdom), not the domestic laws of the occupier (the United States).” They know and they know that they know and have been illegally/strangely administering their own governance to suit themselves. How long and wide is the list of war criminals who have come out of just the Hawaii occupation? Belligerent and Arrogant. Uoki!!

  21. I would urge all Hawai’i legislators and administrators at county, state and federal levels to ask this question of their government level counsel to advise if they are committing war crimes by drafting legislation under U.S. or Hawai’i laws and then enacting them into laws imposed on Hawai’i residents. Do this to protect your rights and to determine if you are violating your oath of office.
    You are involved in a long term illegal occupation of Hawai’i by the United States of America.
    Continuing to legislate, now that you know of the illegal occupation, makes you liable to be charged with war crimes.
    History has provided many examples of what happens to those that knowingly commit war crimes.
    Jen Ruggles has shown the courage to act on her conscious and with the life experience to do what is right.

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