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"Moreover, it raises the question of who is truly being empowered by the nation-building efforts — the people or the politicians?" said Mr. Akina in a statement. "Enough with these unconstitutional efforts to build a government based on race. Let's get back to the business of helping Native Hawaiians in real, tangible ways."
"Hawaiians have never been defined by race or by blood. They've always been inclusive," said Keli'i Akina, president of the free-market Grassroot Institute of Hawaii, which opposes the Akaka bill. "The establishment of a race-based entity is not Hawaiian."