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'Āha'i aku nei 'o Obama i ka lanakila

For Saturday, November 10, 2012

Na Kekeha Solis


Synopsis: President Barack Obama has another four years. But is even eight years enough to make a difference? Maybe the term should be longer, or there should be no two-term limit.


Aloha mai e nā makamaka heluhelu mai ka lā hiki a ka lā kau. Ua hala iho nei ka Pō'alua nei, ka lā koho pāloka ho'i o kākou. Ua ka'a aku paha ke eo i nā moho a 'oukou e kāko'o ana, e hau'oli ai ka na'au, a ka'a aku nei paha ke eo i nā moho a 'oukou e kū'ē aku ana.

'O kahi mea na'e e lana ai ka mana'o, 'o ia ka pāpahi 'ia 'ana aku o ka lei hiwahiwa o ka lanakila ma luna o ka Pelekikena Barack Obama, 'o ia ana ka pelekikena no nā makahiki 'ehā e hiki mai ana. A he kūpono ho'i ia, 'oiai, e like me ka mea i 'ōlelo 'ia, 'a'ole e hiki ke ho'okō 'ia nā mea e pono ai 'o 'Amelika Hui pū 'ia i loko o nā makahiki 'ehā wale nō. Ma muli paha ia o ke kū loa 'ana iho o ko 'Amelika a pilikia i ka hana a ka Pelekikena Buki ma mua. 'O ka 'ai'ē o ke aupuni o 'Amelika i kēia manawa, he $15 teriliona a 'oi aku.

'Eā, 'a'ole i like kēia mau lā me nā lā o nā pelekikena mua loa. E aho paha ka ho'onui 'ana i nā makahiki o ke kau e kū ai ka pelekikena i ka moku. He 'eono makahiki paha e kū ai i ka moku. E lawa ia mau makahiki 'eono e ho'omaika'i ai i ka pilina me nā luna o nā 'āina 'ē a me nā hana 'ē a'e a ka pelekikena e kō ai kāna mau mea i ho'olālā ai.

A he wā nō ho'i ia e 'ike ai nā mana koho i ka pono a me ka pono 'ole paha o ka hana a ka pelekikena, e holo ai paha ka mana'o e koho hou 'ia 'o ia i alaka'i no 'Amelika.

Inā 'a'ole paha maika'i 'eono makahiki o ke kau, e kāpae 'ia aku paha ka palena o nā kau e kū ai ka pelekikena i luna no 'Amelika Hui pū 'ia. He 'elua wale nō kau ka lō'ihi loa. 'A'ole na'e pēlā mai kinohi, 'a'ole kau palena 'ia ke kūlana pelekikena. Ua hiki i nā pelekikena ke alualu hou i ia kūlana ma hope o ke kū 'ana i ka moku no nā kau 'elua. A 'o Franklin Delano Rusawela kekahi pelekikena i hana pēlā. A 'o ka lō'ihi o kona noho 'ana i pelekikena, he 12 makahiki a 'oi. A he mau makahiki ma hope mai, 'āpono ihola ka 'Aha 'Ōlelo Lāhui i ka Ho'ololi 'Ōlelo Pāku'i Iwakāluakumamālua o ke Kumu Kānāwai o 'Amelika Hui pū 'ia, e kau palena ana, 'a'ole e hiki i ke kanaka ho'okahi ke koho 'ia 'o ia ka pelekikena 'ekolu manawa a 'oi. A ua 'āpono 'ia aku nō e ka hapanui o nā moku'āina i ka hiki 'ana aku i ka makahiki 1951.

Mana'o 'ia e kekahi po'e kānaka, he pono ke kau palena 'ana, o koho mau 'ia ke kanaka ho'okahi 'o ia ka pelekikena a pau kona ola. Akā, inā koho hou 'ia kahi kanaka i pelekikena no nā kau 'ekolu, 'ehā, a 'elima paha, he aha ka hewa o ia? He hō'ike ia i ka maika'i a kūpono paha o ka hana a ia pelekikena. Pehea, he kūpono wale nō ke koho pāloka a ka lehulehu i ka pelekikena like no nā kau 'elua, a 'a'ole ia he mea 'ano 'ē, akā, i ke koho hou 'ia 'ana i ke kolu o ka manawa, 'a'ole i kūpono? Inā he kūpono ke koho 'ana i nā kau mua 'elua, he kūpono nō ho'i ke kau 'ekolu a 'oi aku paha.


This column is coordinated by Kawaihuelani Center for Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa.

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palani wrote:
I'm sure President Obama would agree with these sentiments. Never before have we seen such an ideologically driven, constitution skirting, totalitarian-loving, information-opaque "dear leader".
on November 10,2012 | 04:24AM
Ken_Conklin wrote:
I guess it makes sense that someone who loves the Kingdom of Hawaii would also love the idea of making Barack Obama into a dictator for life, just like Kamehameha [or Castro(Cuba) or Chavez (Venezuela)]. By the way, who is "Barack Obama"? Kekeha Solis has previously insisted on Hawaiianizing peoples' names when writing an essay in Hawaiian language. Our Dear Leader's name should be cited in this essay as "Palaka Opama."
on November 10,2012 | 04:47AM
8082062424 wrote:
I'm a native Hawaiian and i believe in fighting for our rights. come on now this is bigger then Hawaiian rights or gay rights or any other groups it way bigger then that.This is about this man killing the country we live in. He has managed to divided this country right down the middle.. a divided nation can not stand strong
on November 10,2012 | 10:49AM
DiverDave wrote:
Five Trillion Dollars later, the economy is ready to take another dive. Almost 50 % of the people are receiving a government check. Unemployment hangs at 8%, with a real unemployment figure closer to 15%. He, and Hillary, have successfully destablized the entire Middle East. Gas prices are going higher, and along with that the cost of goods delivered. The U.S. postal service is insolvent. 6 million middle class workers not currently covered under a medical plan will soon have to spend the money to buy insurance, or be penalized on their taxes. Obama's man at the CIA just resigned in disgrace. Most of his entire cabinet, including his man at the Fed. Bernanke have said they will be leaving. But, Solis thinks Obama getting another 4 years in which to tube the entire nation is not enough. Really?
on November 11,2012 | 01:25PM
elijahhawaii3 wrote:
Mika Mea‘ōhumukipi (aka KennyKKonklin) - Kekeha used Pelekikena Buki and Franklin Delano Rusawela. So, what's your problem, old man?
on November 17,2012 | 06:06AM
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