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Hawaii Governor: President Trump
Hawaii Governor: President Trump's Travel Ban Violated State Constitution | The 11th Hour | MSNBC
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: MSNBC
Debate Over Native Hawaiian Constitution
Debate Over Native Hawaiian Constitution
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Ka Leo O Hawai‘i
How Powerful Is Hawaii?
How Powerful Is Hawaii?
Published: 2016/08/21
Channel: NowThis World
Oneop Constitution in Hawaii (East Side)
Oneop Constitution in Hawaii (East Side)
Published: 2013/10/15
Channel: tiralynn89
100 Questions And Answers For The US Citizenship Naturalization Test 2017
100 Questions And Answers For The US Citizenship Naturalization Test 2017
Published: 2016/12/17
Channel: US Citizenship Test
U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
U.S. Territories: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)
Published: 2015/03/09
Channel: LastWeekTonight
Bayonet Constitution-The Real Story
Bayonet Constitution-The Real Story
Published: 2009/04/16
Channel: uhstudent07
Origins of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Origins of the Hawaiian Kingdom
Published: 2013/01/21
Channel: HawaiianVoice
Claimaints to the Hawaiian Throne
Claimaints to the Hawaiian Throne
Published: 2008/04/09
Channel: Adam Keawe Manalo-Camp
Forgotten Aircraft - Lockheed Constitution
Forgotten Aircraft - Lockheed Constitution
Published: 2007/12/15
Channel: Bomberguy
Two Old Guys Pretending to Be Qualified to Discuss the Constitution
Two Old Guys Pretending to Be Qualified to Discuss the Constitution
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
Test consent vs. constitution holds up other DUIs
Test consent vs. constitution holds up other DUIs
Published: 2015/11/25
Channel: KHON2 News
Sovereign Citizen Freeman Claims "Right to Travel Freely" in Court.  Loses
Sovereign Citizen Freeman Claims "Right to Travel Freely" in Court. Loses
Published: 2016/01/26
Channel: Not Personal
Why Did The US Want To Take Over Hawaii?
Why Did The US Want To Take Over Hawaii?
Published: 2017/12/15
Channel: Hadassah Hartman
A Hawaiian Constitution, and the Na‘i Aupuni Legal Challenges
A Hawaiian Constitution, and the Na‘i Aupuni Legal Challenges
Published: 2016/04/28
Channel: Dillon .Ancheta
Bayonet Constitution
Bayonet Constitution
Published: 2014/12/11
Channel: Rob Cacace
Democracy Is Still Alive In The Hawaii Senate
Democracy Is Still Alive In The Hawaii Senate
Published: 2017/04/21
Channel: The Young Turks
Hawaii AG: We Expect Trump to Obey Constitution
Hawaii AG: We Expect Trump to Obey Constitution
Published: 2017/07/02
Channel: AP Archive
Theocracy - Kingdom Of God Part Five - Kamehameha III Hawaiian Constitution
Theocracy - Kingdom Of God Part Five - Kamehameha III Hawaiian Constitution
Published: 2012/07/27
Channel: alohachapel
Oneop Constitution Day (East Side)
Oneop Constitution Day (East Side)
Published: 2013/10/13
Channel: Khamas Mamii
SS Constitution and SS Independence 1991
SS Constitution and SS Independence 1991
Published: 2010/03/20
Channel: TheGrakenverb
Gov. Abercrombie declares Civil Liberties and Constitution Day
Gov. Abercrombie declares Civil Liberties and Constitution Day
Published: 2013/06/08
Channel: KITV
What Number Of State Is Hawaii?
What Number Of State Is Hawaii?
Published: 2017/12/15
Channel: Hadassah Hartman
USA: HAWAII
USA: HAWAII'S BAN ON SAME SEX MARRIAGES VIOLATES STATE CONSTITUTION
Published: 2015/07/21
Channel: AP Archive
Hawaii Community College New Constitution
Hawaii Community College New Constitution
Published: 2015/04/09
Channel: StopUH Corruption
Dividing the Waters of Hawaii: Constitution and Making Peace
Dividing the Waters of Hawaii: Constitution and Making Peace
Published: 2017/02/24
Channel: CSS UHManoa
Ken O
Ken O'Keefe talks WW3, Banksters, Traitors, Constitution, Hawaii & world citizenship on RT
Published: 2013/12/09
Channel: whoobie2008
The Living, Breathing Constitution - ACLU Hawaii Highlights Issues of the Day
The Living, Breathing Constitution - ACLU Hawaii Highlights Issues of the Day
Published: 2017/02/16
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
Akaka To OHA: Na
Akaka To OHA: Na'i Aupuni Constitution Not Pono (Sept. 20, 2016)
Published: 2016/09/23
Channel: Big Island Video News
What Is The Bayonet Constitution?
What Is The Bayonet Constitution?
Published: 2017/12/15
Channel: Hadassah Hartman
FBI HAWAII CONSPIRACY 1 OF 2... Judge Evades Oath of Office Question by Anthony Williams
FBI HAWAII CONSPIRACY 1 OF 2... Judge Evades Oath of Office Question by Anthony Williams
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Sun2k
A Native Hawaiian Constitution -  Brendon Kaleiaina Lee and Na
A Native Hawaiian Constitution - Brendon Kaleiaina Lee and Na'alehu Anthony
Published: 2016/03/01
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
SS Constitution
SS Constitution
Published: 2010/03/17
Channel: TheGrakenverb
ALERT: Hawaii Moves to Take Away Trump’s Power – They Must Be Stopped
ALERT: Hawaii Moves to Take Away Trump’s Power – They Must Be Stopped
Published: 2017/10/07
Channel: BREAKING NEWS TODAY
How Did The United States Acquire The Hawaiian Islands?
How Did The United States Acquire The Hawaiian Islands?
Published: 2017/12/14
Channel: Hadassah Hartman
Oneop Constitution Song by West Siders
Oneop Constitution Song by West Siders
Published: 2015/10/11
Channel: Itoshy Ruben
Constitution Illusion:  How I play hard ball with judges, via Voluntaryism
Constitution Illusion: How I play hard ball with judges, via Voluntaryism
Published: 2016/04/29
Channel: Ethical Anarchism Articulated
"Bayonet Constitution" rewritten "KANA
"Bayonet Constitution" rewritten "KANA'IOLOWALU". Remember king Kalakaua.
Published: 2013/09/15
Channel: queens plea 1897
News Updates April 25 2014 Connecticut Stabbing,North Bend Explodes,Hawaii Constitution Banned
News Updates April 25 2014 Connecticut Stabbing,North Bend Explodes,Hawaii Constitution Banned
Published: 2014/04/25
Channel: Biff Burroughs
NA`I AUPUNIʻS CONSTITUTION RATIFICATION END RUN
NA`I AUPUNIʻS CONSTITUTION RATIFICATION END RUN
Published: 2016/06/15
Channel: Free Hawaii Broadcasting Network
The Runaway Constitution (HD Version)
The Runaway Constitution (HD Version)
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: Mark White
Data Surveillance How Now the Constitution with Avi Soifer
Data Surveillance How Now the Constitution with Avi Soifer
Published: 2013/07/25
Channel: ThinkTech Hawaii
November 7 2017 Great Seal Education The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
November 7 2017 Great Seal Education The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
Published: 2017/11/08
Channel: Theocracy of the United States of America
Edward Snowden on the First Amendment: Livestream in Hawaii
Edward Snowden on the First Amendment: Livestream in Hawaii
Published: 2015/02/16
Channel: Honolulu Civil Beat
FBI HAWAII CONSPIRACY 2 of 2, Anthony Williams framed and assaulted.
FBI HAWAII CONSPIRACY 2 of 2, Anthony Williams framed and assaulted.
Published: 2013/09/26
Channel: Sun2k
Constitution Crackdown - Campus Told Students Couldn
Constitution Crackdown - Campus Told Students Couldn't Hand Out Copies - Huckabee - Fox & Friends
Published: 2014/04/26
Channel: Mass Tea Party - Wake Up America!
Senate Violates the Constitution and Throws Out Mitch Kahle When He Protests This Violation
Senate Violates the Constitution and Throws Out Mitch Kahle When He Protests This Violation
Published: 2012/12/02
Channel: Michael Golojuch Jr
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - Part 2 - First Amendment Audit
Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam - Part 2 - First Amendment Audit
Published: 2017/03/23
Channel: Honolulu City News
The Runaway Constitution #COSVoices #HI
The Runaway Constitution #COSVoices #HI
Published: 2017/04/12
Channel: Mark White
Vivian Birchall
Vivian Birchall's remarks at the constitution and citizenship day 2015
Published: 2015/09/19
Channel: Vivian K Birchall
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The Constitution of the State of Hawaiʻi refers to various legal documents throughout the history of the Hawaiian Islands that defined the fundamental principles of authority and governance within its sphere of jurisdiction. Numerous constitutions have been promulgated for the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi, Republic of Hawaiʻi, Territory of Hawaiʻi and State of Hawaiʻi. The first constitution was drafted by Kamehameha III. A few notable constitutions are the Bayonet Constitution of 1887 which stripped King Kalakaua of some decision making abilities without concurrence of his cabinet, and the Proposed 1893 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaii, a replacement of the Bayonet Constitution promulgated by Queen Liliuokalani, which set off a chain of events that eventually resulted in the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii. Other notable documents include the Constitution of 1978 that created the Office of Hawaiian Affairs and declared the Hawaiian language to be one of the official languages of the state.

List of constitutions[edit]

Preamble[edit]

The current version of the Constitution of Hawaii features a preamble that states, "We, the people of the State of Hawaii, grateful for Divine Guidance, and mindful of our Hawaiian heritage, reaffirm our belief in a government of the people, by the people and for the people, and with an understanding heart toward all peoples of the earth do hereby ordain and establish this constitution for the State of Hawaii."

Bill of Rights[edit]

The preamble is followed by a twenty-point bill of rights:

  1. All political power of this State is inherent in the people; and the responsibility for the exercise thereof rests with the people. All government is founded on this authority.
  2. All persons are free by nature and are equal in their inherent and inalienable rights. Among these rights are the enjoyment of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, and the acquiring and possessing property. These rights cannot endure unless the people recognize their corresponding obligations and responsibilities.
  3. No law shall be enacted respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof, or abridging the freedom of speech or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
  4. No person shall be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law, nor be denied the equal protection of the laws, nor be denied the enjoyment of his civil rights or be discriminated against in the exercise thereof because of race, religion, sex or ancestry.
  5. The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers and effects against unreasonable searches, seizures, and invasions of privacy shall not be violated; and no warrants shall issue but upon probable cause, supported by oath or affirmation, particularly describing the place to be searched and the persons or things to be seized or the communications sought to be intercepted.
  6. No citizen shall be disfranchised, or deprived of any of the rights or privileges secured to other citizens, unless by the law of the land.
  7. No citizen shall be denied enlistment in any military organization of this State nor be segregated therein because of race, religious principles or ancestry.
  8. No person shall be held to answer for a capital or otherwise infamous crime, unless on a presentment or indictment of a grand jury, except in cases arising in the armed forces when in actual service in time of war or public danger; nor shall any person be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy; nor shall any person be compelled in any criminal case to be a witness against himself.
  9. Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel or unusual punishment inflicted. The court may dispense with bail if reasonably satisfied that the defendant or witness will appear when directed, except for a defendant charged with an offense punishable by life imprisonment.
  10. In suits at common law where the value in controversy shall exceed one hundred dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved. The legislature may provide for a verdict by not less than three-fourths of the members of the jury.
  11. In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, or of such other district to which the prosecution may be removed with the consent of the accused; to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor; to have the assistance of counsel for his defense. The State shall provide counsel for an indigent defendant charged with an offense punishable by imprisonment for more than sixty days.
  12. No person shall be disqualified to serve as a juror because of sex.
  13. The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it. The power of suspending the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus, and the laws or the execution thereof, shall never be exercised except by the legislature, or by authority derived from it to be exercised in such particular cases only as the legislature shall expressly prescribe.
  14. The military shall be held in strict subordination to the civil power.
  15. A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
  16. No soldier or member of the militia shall, in time of peace, be quartered in any house, without the consent of the owner or occupant, nor in time of war, except in a manner prescribed by law.
  17. There shall be no imprisonment for debt.
  18. Private property shall not be taken or damaged for public use without just compensation.
  19. The power of the State to act in the general welfare shall never be impaired by the making of any irrevocable grant of special privileges or immunities.
  20. The enumeration of rights and privileges shall not be construed to impair or deny others retained by the people.

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