Constitutional Monarchy

The Hawaiian Kingdom is one of forty Constitutional Monarchies in the world. The executive authority is vested in the office of the Monarch, who is advised by a Cabinet of Ministers and a Privy Council of State. The Monarch signs legislation into law upon the advice of the Cabinet and Privy Council of State, and no act of the Monarch has any effect unless a Cabinet Minister, who makes himself responsible, countersigns it.

The Monarch is also represented by an appointed Governor on each of the main islands of Hawai‘i, Maui, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i.

Legislative Democracy

The Legislative power of the Kingdom is vested in three Estates; the Monarch, Nobles, and Representatives. The Nobles and Representatives comprise the House of the Legislative Assembly, which is a unicameral body, and the Monarch signs resolutions or bills into law that have passed in the House. The Monarch also has a veto power.

The Monarch appoints the Nobles, and the people elect Representatives biennially. No law can be passed without the Monarch, Nobles and Representatives in agreement.

The Legislative Body assembles biennially, in the month of April, and at other times the Monarch may judge necessary for the purpose of seeking the welfare of the nation.

The number of Nobles cannot exceed thirty (30) and the number of Representatives cannot be less than twenty-four (24) and not more than forty (40). The Legislative Assembly follows the “one person one vote” principle. The Representatives are an elected body and possess the majority in the Legislative Assembly, and therefore the foundation of our system of democratic government. The Representatives have sole authority to impeach Cabinet Ministers, officers in government, and Judges, but the Nobles possess the sole authority to try those individuals that have been impeached.

Each elected Representative represents one or more of the Hawaiian Kingdom’s 25 districts on the islands of Hawai’i, Maui, Molokai, Lana’i, Kaho’olawe, O’ahu, Kaua’i, and Ni’ihau.


Published on Jan 12, 2013

Documentary by Ken O’Keefe (2001)

Produced by Ken Nichols O’Keefe in early 2001, this is the virtually unknown story of Hawaii and the hidden Genocide being committed by the American government with the use of ‘blood quantum’ for the purpose of eliminating the Hawaiian national; and the reason America does this? Because according to their own laws, America never lawfully annexed Hawaii*, therefore according to law Hawaii never became a state, and if the Hawaiian land was never lawfully annexed, the only true claimant to the land, is the Hawaiian national.
Could Hawaii become a free nation once more? Nichols O’Keefe not only argues the possibility, he shows the peaceful, lawful process by which the Hawaiians (kanaka maoli) intend to free themselves of the American occupation; an occupation that has lasted well over 100 years, an occupation that has turned their island paradise nation into an American Empire military outpost, one that continues to be used as a staging ground for wars of aggression resulting in ever more death and destruction.

In 2008 the legislature of the reinstated Hawaiian Government (with Representative Ken O’Keefe of District 6, Oahu) passed a law that outlaws all weapons of mass destruction in Hawaii. In this bold move the Hawaiian Government has reached out to the world to see just how serious we are about ending imperialism and American domination of the world. Thus far the world continues to be oblivious to this cause and O’Keefe argues is missing one of the greatest opportunities of our time to affect disarmament and increase the chances for peace.

* Annexation was affected by joint resolution because the two/thirds majority that was needed to annex territory was not possible. In addition, the US Congress confessed in UNITED STATES PUBLIC LAW 103-150 that Hawaii was obtained by a conspiracy to overthrow the lawful government of Hawaii and furthermore that the Hawaiian people and nation have never relinquished title to their national lands. And to add to that, the anti-annexation petition that was circulated at the time of the proposed annexation of Hawaii to the United States had the signature of virtually every single Hawaiian living at that time.


The first known arrival of Japanese to Hawaii came on May 5, 1806, involving survivors of the ill-fated ship Inawaka-maru who had been adrift aboard their disabled ship for more than seventy days.