I have lived in Hawaii for the last 23 years. Born in PA, I moved to Texas as a young man. I moved to Hawaii in 1986 after living in Minnesota and N. Dakota for a year or two. I love Hawaii. My wife is from here and my kids are "from here" as well. For those of you who have never visited Hawaii or lived here, it is every wonderful thing that you've heard about, read about or have seen in advertisements, TV or movies. I want to make clear that Hawaii is my adopted home state and I'll defend where I live to the end. I say this because, before I proceed with the following, I don't want to hear any "well then why don't you just leave", or "boy, you sure hate Hawaii, why do you live there?" No matter where you live, if you decide to stay there, you're gonna' hafta' learn to put up with some stuff and compromise on things you otherwise would not tolerate to enjoy the good things about the place. As it is everywhere you go, no place is perfect. And Hawaii is no exception. The cost of living is quite high. We're pretty isolated and "out there" should something go wrong. The place is run by liberal Democrats from top to bottom, an par with NY, Illinois, Massachusetts, Louisiana, etc......It's a heavy "union" State where "May Day" is even a big celebration. The state is extremely antagonistic to business. In fact, Forbes Magazine had a big article a year or two ago that basically concluded with "don't even THINK about doing business in Hawaii". Every liberal "entitlement" is in full force, everyone's a "victim", and good old fashioned "hard work" is not encouraged. We suffer with a very high addiction rate/problem, good employees are hard to find, and we're taxed up the wazzoo. And, Barak H. Obama is from here. Born and raised............... That said, a huge condition that cannot escape your attention if you live in Hawaii is the ongoing movement for "Sovereignty". It's a large enough movement, of course exasperated and promoted by a left-leaning government and left-leaning press, that it's existence is constantly revisited and elevated, no matter how small the protest event is. And there are many "protests" yearly throughout the State. In an effort to save time and space, please Google this phenomena and read up on it to understand the following points about Obama. There's an abundance of media concerning the issue and I'm sure you'll get what I'm saying. To capsulize, the idea is all about how evil and bad the U.S. is, and that the U.S. illegally "stole" the Islands from the rightful owners. Greedy and power hungry European evil-doers, beginning with the missionary's, came hear and ruined everything, stole the land, erased the language, culture and religion of the Hawaiians, etc.............The Eagles sing about in the song "The Last Resort". The song tells the tale, starting with Rhode Island, the Westward Expansion to California, and finally "the taking" of Hawaii, of the near-do-well European raping and ruining of the Occident (the western hemisphere). The story ends with "well, we can always go to Hawaii. No wait, they ruined that place to". Of course, only folks with a quantum of Hawaiian blood have the real gripe. But, as on the mainland, if you disagree with the popular liberal agenda, you get "the business", maybe even physically assaulted. You dare not speak up about "I think it's a good thing that Hawaii is a State in the U.S." Hawaii, being the last State inducted into the Union, has a "statehood" day every year. It gets widely protested. Every Caucasian who lives here, whether you were born here or a transplant, is called a "haole". Or, more often, a "*** haole". It's a term of derision and scorn, on par with the "N" word on the mainland. And it's commonly used in everyday conversation "matter of factly". It's just the way it is here. Which leads me to Obama. There's no doubt in my mind, him being born, reared, educated and raised here, that THIS is a routine part of his wiring. Because that's all you hear from day one in Hawaii. Everything here is all about what "race" you are, and how bad the U.S. is. The African-American race is not abundant here in Hawaii, there are very few black people here relative to the other races. And, EVERYONE IS IDENTIFIED by their race in Hawaii. It's the first thing people want to know about you. Are you Hawaiian? Haole? Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, Portuguese, etc............Then, and ONLY THEN, after that's discovered, does any conversation begin. Everything Obama says, does, puts forth, believes, sides with, etc......EVERTHING about the guy just SCREAMS Hawaii and it's politics. He's the "poster-boy" for the very sentiment that exists here. That being: America sucks, tax the hell out of and squeeze business to provide for the "less fortunate", the working man needs unions or else they'll get screwed, and that anybody who has ANYTHING somehow got it by being dishonest and taking advantage of others. Therefore, government exists to "right the wrongs" and and legislate to "even the playing field". That's been the role and job of our State government in Hawaii for decades. For further evidence of what I'm saying here, take a look at our Washington D.C. delegation (congressmen and senators), it's a real side-show. Danial Akaka and Daniel Inouye are our Senators. Mazie Horono and Neil Abercrombie are the congressmen. Abercrombie is the only Congressman in D.C. with a pony-tail. A real hippie who brings every "1960's" radical, uber-lib idea with him. Horono is a confirmed socialist with communistic leaning. Then, we have the "Akaka Bill" that's been trying to pass it's way through congress for over a decade, but keeps getting defeated. The "Akaka Bill", authored by OUR OWN STATE SENATOR, seeks to re-establish the Hawaiian Kingdom and confer all sorts or rights, lands, monies, resources and standing to a "sovereign" and self-standing Hawaiian Kingdom! OUR OWN STATE SENATOR has issues with Hawaii being a State and sides with those who feel that America somehow "owes" for all the wrong it's done!! Sound familiar? Sound like a certain "Marxist in Chief" whose been running around the world saying similar things about America? Do Obama's friends and associations sound like folks who would fit in nicely here in Hawaii? Sound a little like a certain presidents wife's words and writings? It does to me....................And I wonder why this angle hasn't been investigated and considered by more important folks than me?