Friday, April 21, 2017

Anyone tell AG Sessions that Hawaii is a State in the United States of America?

WEST SACRAMENTO CA (IFS) --  Did AG Sessions really vote for the judge that cancelled his Boss's Ban on travel?  It goes to show you that the only thing is missing here is Sessions White Robes and crosses to burn.  In 2017, we really have the most white supremacist and people of color hater in the country.  It's all about him.  Even a letter from the grave of Coretta Scott King can not detour this ignorant and self centered bigot. -khs

On that day in March of 1959, thousands took to the streets of Honolulu, playing Dixieland music and waving banners, with children stopping to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
Congress had just sent a bill to the White House to give Hawaii the statehood it had “so long deserved,” local reporters wrote. Five months later, on Aug. 21, the collection of islands in the Pacific Ocean officially became the 50th state of the United States.
During the years of statehood that followed, thousands of Hawaii citizens served in the military, died and were wounded in wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq, won countless decorations and spearheaded civil rights advancements. Others served with distinction in Congress, particularly the late Democratic Sen. Daniel Inouye, who had lost an arm fighting in World War II with the famed Japanese American 442nd Regimental Combat Team, ultimately winning the Medal of Honor.
One Hawaii-born American rose to become the president of the United States.
But on Thursday, some felt as though the 50th state was being disrespected, relegated to five words: “an island in the Pacific.”
In an interview with “The Mark Levin Show” that was later uncovered by CNN, Attorney General Jeff Sessions implied that a judge from Hawaii — which he called simply “an island in the Pacific” — should not be able to strike down Trump’s travel ban.
“I really am amazed that a judge sitting on an island in the Pacific can issue an order that stops the president of the United States from what appears to be clearly his statutory and constitutional power,” Sessions said.
Later, Justice Department spokesman Ian D. Prior clarified Sessions’s remarks in a statement: “Hawaii is, in fact, an island in the Pacific — a beautiful one where the Attorney General’s granddaughter was born,” he said. “The point, however, is that there is a problem when a flawed opinion by a single judge can block the President’s lawful exercise of authority to keep the entire country safe.”
The comments were not only demeaning, it was noted, but also geographically incorrect. The state of Hawaii is not, in fact, an island in the Pacific — it is a stunningly beautiful collection of islands, an archipelago of eight major islands and many islets and atolls. Its wondrous beaches and mountains attract millions of visitors from the U.S. mainland, who don’t need passports to visit, and bring in massive amounts of revenue to the United States from foreign countries, especially Japan.
One of its islands is indeed called Hawaii, but the federal judge that Sessions criticized is based in Honolulu on the island of Oahu.

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