Puts State on Notice for Pillaging



Hilo, HI – Council member Jen Ruggles released a letter  today that she had sent to Governor Ige, every mayor, and every county taxation department in the State of Hawaii regarding “War crimes of pillaging committed against Protected Persons by the State of Hawai‘i and its Four Counties.”

The letter begins by stating, “To my dismay, I have become aware of Hawai‘i’s status as a nation-state, under international law, which has been under an illegal occupation by the United States since it, by its own admission, illegally overthrew the Hawaiian Kingdom government on January 17, 1893.” Referring to President Cleveland’s 1893 address to the U.S. Congress where he declared U.S. had committed “an act of war” against the Hawaiian Kingdom, she writes, “these acts of war created a state of war between itself and the Hawaiian Kingdom…International law bound, and still binds, the United States to adhere to the law of occupation.”

Ruggles also referred to the United Nations Human Rights Office of the High Commissioner, Dr. Alfred de Zayas’ memorandum sent to Hawaii State judges this past February which stated Hawaii was “under a strange form of occupation by the United States resulting from an illegal military occupation and a fraudulent annexation.”

“After reading Dr. de Zayas’s memorandum,” Ruggles wrote, “I attempted to verify his claim of ‘a fraudulent annexation.’ It became apparent to me that there is no clear U.S. constitutional basis for the enforcement of United States law on Hawaiian Kingdom territory…As a Council member, I have come to understand that legislation is limited to the territorial jurisdiction of the law-making body. The U.S. Congress has no constitutional authority, nor any authority under international law, to unilaterally annex a foreign country by a joint resolution.”

Ruggles also noted that according to international law definitions, what is called the “State of Hawaii” is, in fact, an “organized armed force.” “The State of Hawai‘i cannot, therefore claim to be a lawful government because its only claim to authority derives from U.S. congressional legislation that has no extraterritorial effect,” Ruggles wrote,  “The ‘State of Hawai‘i’ meets the jus in bello—the laws of war definition of an organized armed group acting for and on behalf of the United States within the territory of the Hawaiian Kingdom.”

According to Ruggles, because there is no evidence that Hawaii was ever legally made apart of the United States, the laws of occupation apply. These laws would include the Hague and Geneva Conventions, which are U.S. ratified treaties. According to Title 18, section 2441 of the United States Code, any breach to these treaties constitute “war crimes.”

Article 64 of the 1949 Geneva Convention mandates that the laws of the occupied territory must remain in force. Ruggles says these laws include the 1882 Hawaiian Kingdom Act To Consolidate and Amend the Law Relating to Internal Taxes which consists of poll, school, dog, horse, mule, road, and real and personal property taxes. Ruggles asserts that the State of Hawaii and the four counties collection of money from protected persons is a form of pillaging.

Black’s Law dictionary defines plunder as to “pillage or loot. To take property from persons or places by open force, and this may be in course of war…The term is also used to express the idea of taking property from a person or place, without just right.” The U.S. ratified Hague and Geneva Conventions specifically prohibit pillaging.

“This letter serves to give you both knowledge, and ‘awareness of the factual circumstances that established the existence of an armed conflict’ between the Hawaiian Kingdom and the United States, the application of the HCIV and GCIV, and the protection afforded aboriginal Hawaiians as protected persons,” Ruggles wrote, “Therefore, you must cease and desist from committing these war crimes unless the State of Hawai‘i transforms itself into a Military Government recognizable under international law”

Council member Ruggles concluded the letter with an excerpt from a report Dr. Keanu Sai had provided Governor Ige’s Chief of Staff, Mike McCartney in 2015 titled “Report on Military Government.” According to the report, the State of Hawaii is obligated to comply with U.S. Army Field Manual FM 27-5 and establish a military government to work with the acting Hawaiian Kingdom Government to provisionally serve as the administrator of the laws of the Hawaiian Kingdom.

During Ruggles’ October Town Hall she explained how she is doing her job “as mandated by her oath to uphold the U.S. Constitution that says treaties are the supreme law of the land through putting every agent of the United States in Hawaii concerning the rights of protected persons on notice for violations of the Hague and Geneva Conventions.”

Ruggles confirmed Governor Ige, Mayor Kim, Mayor Arakawa, Mayor Caldwell, Mayor Carvalho, Linda Chu Takayama, Lisa Miura, Mark Walker, Nelson H. Koyanagi, Jr., and Ken Shimonishi all received her letter on November 19th, 2018.

7 thoughts on “Puts State on Notice for Pillaging

  1. The truth can get you in big trouble, but, it will still come to light eventually. Thank you Jen for your honestly executing your position.

  2. Yes,the USA, took advantage of a Nutral Nation! A Nation, not having a Military Force, because of it’s Satis, as Nutral! Was taken advantage of, by the USA! That is the Highest, War Crime! In, International Law! President Cleveland, him self said, it was an, Act of War! Ahui hou! Bene ☺

  3. Awesome!this is the way to stand your ground for our people who’s been taken advantage for generations with a lot that has been given up or put in positions to give up everything that we were born connected to .Our birthright .Now the emotional distress on every Kanaka up till now. How can anyone be repaid for the wrong done it’s unmeasurable.We need to Kuikahi!

  4. “Royal Hawaiian Islands Kingdom Hawai’i DNA” Kingdom Alert&Awareness!!!
    “Aloha and Mahalo Councilmember Jen Ruggles for standing up with us while for years we continued to speak the truth and although we faced extreme armed forces by various Politicians and Bad Police Officers with Authority regarding certain State of Hawaii Departments and Court Entities to Sabotage Innocent Protected Persons to display to the public a fraudulent Criminal Career to Arrest our Protected Persons as we have specified an Organized Rigged Racketeering Criminal Acts Associated, Affiliated, Acquainted or Related To Various Syndicated Organized Groups including (Organized Armed Forces)… Aloha and Mahalo to The United Nations Human Rights High Commissioner, Dr. Alfred de Zayas for your valuable research facts. Aloha and Mahalo Our Kupuna Colleagues Kaipo-Koa Associates Genealogy Real Estate Research Warriors… God will continue to testify against the Evil-Doers Evil Deeds!!!

  5. And Ige, like most politicians, will look
    at her letter as a slap on the wrist and by pass it . He continue his money hungry efforts to build the TMT against the will of the host culture and host country. Not much we can do as Hawaiian(s) when the fake state of Hawaii is backed by the military forces of the U.S. So disturbing when a country can get away with the theft of another country for 125 years.

  6. The people of Hawai’I have got to take a stand once and for all!! Taking matters to the United Nations to have the world recognize Hawai’I as a Sovereign entity is a dire firstly step!

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