Friday, June 09, 2006

Native Hawaiian bill rejected

This is a good thing:

The U.S. Senate began debating on Wednesday the long-stalled Native Hawaiian Recognition Bill at the U.S. Capitol.

The bill needed 60 of the 100 senators to vote for it, but only 56 did with 41 voting against it. Thursday's vote effectively kills the bill.

I'm probably not going to have time to discuss this today at length, but I may touch upon it over the weekend. One thing that bothered me about this bill was the parallels supporters would try to draw between Native Americans and Native Hawaiians. There is no comparison between the two.

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