Aloha Eric:


On March 29, 2001 Judge Shackley F. Raffetto of the 2nd circuit court on Maui sentenced His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui to a five year prison term for "trespassing" on Royal Patent 2799.


Judge Shackley F. Raffetto refused to address His Royal Majesty's challenges to the jurisdiction of the court, in violation of law. His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui is the Head of State of the Kingdoms of Hawaii and Hawaiti, and travels on a diplomatic Kingdom of Hawaii passport. His Royal Majesty has traveled all the way to Switzerland from Hawaii and back on his diplomatic passport. According to the Constitution of the United States, His Royal Majesty (a Sovereign) cannot be tried in 2nd circuit court, but the original jurisdiction should have been the Supreme Court. Judge Shackley F. Raffetto violated at least 3 international treaties between the Kingdom of Hawaii and the United States.


Most disturbing, His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui was arrested for "trespassing" at the graveside of his ancestors as he and his children and grandchildren paid their respects there. His Royal Majesty's name appearing on the allodial land title to this day.


His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui, a loving king, husband, father, and grandfather, at 60 years of age, was incarcerated OFF-THE ROSTER (a situation Amnesty International considers LIFE THREATENING) at Halawa High Security Correctional Facility on the island of Oahu, housed with the most notorious criminals in Hawaii.


It is imperative that Judge Shackley F. Raffetto be called to account for his gross and flagrant violations of International treaties, the United States Constitution, and the Constitution and Statute Laws of the Kingdom of Hawaii.


FIRST CONSTITUTION OF HAWAII Granted by Kamehameha III, October 8, 1840, "The prerogatives of the King are as follows. He is the sovereign of all the people and all the chiefs. The kingdom is his. He shall have the direction of the army and all the implements of war of the kingdom. He also shall have the direction of the government property-the poll tax-the land tax- the three days monthly labor, though in conformity to the laws. He also shall retain his own private lands, and lands forfeited for the non-payment of taxes shall revert to him. He shall be Chief Judge of the Supreme Court, and it shall be his duty to execute the laws of the land, also all decrees and treaties with other Countries, all however in accordance with the lawsâ"


His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui is not a resident of the County of Maui, Island of Maui, but rather the Sovereign of The Kingdom of Hawaii, domiciled on Mokupuni O Maui, Ke Aupuni O Hawaii , whose POSITIVE IDENTITY and VENUE, GENEALOGY AND LAWFUL RIGHT TO THE THRONE and CROWN is without lawful challenge and ESTABLISHES with recourse, the one the true KINGDOM OF HAWAI I NATION and the ONLY LAWFUL MONARCHY OF THE KINGDOM (See Registrar's Office, commonly referred to as the "Bureau of Conveyance" by the unlawful State of Hawaii, Doc. No. 93-060570)


The existence of the Kingdom of Hawaii has been recognized by the World Court (see LARSEN -V- HAWAIIAN KINGDOM, IN THE PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION, Thursday, 7th of December 2000, CASE NO 99001, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands. On page 167 at lines 28 to 30 of the transcripts, [Professor James Crawford] The President. "The Hawaiian Kingdom does not exist solely in the opinion of Mr. Larson. It exists.")


The I.R.S., Washington D.C., and the unlawful State of Hawaii tax office have recognized the passport of His Royal Majesty Akahi Nui as a Diplomatic foreign passport. Under the laws of Diplomatic Immunity, the unlawful STATE OF HAWAII has no jurisdiction over the holder of a Diplomatic Foreign Passport.


The creation of the unlawful "STATE OF HAWAII" by United States agents, officials and citizens is ultimately rooted in an "act of war" (see U.S. Public Law 103-150) and is not a lawful governing entity or STATE, but rather a creature of the United States, having no legitimate authority or jurisdiction over the people or lands of the Hawaiian Islands, the creation of which by the United States was effected in severe violation of the Treaty of 1849 between the United States of America and the Kingdom of Hawaii. No notice of termination of this treaty was ever made in accordance with the terms specified in Article XVI of the December 20, 1849

treaty between the United States and the Kingdom of Hawaii, therefore this treaty is still legally binding, AND ALL U.S. LAW IMPOSED IN HAWAII IS INFERIOR. Article VI of the U.S. Constitution provides that the "Constitution and the laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof, and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any state to the contrary notwithstanding." {emphasis added} The Kingdom of Hawaii Constitution of 1864, Article XXXLVIII states "All laws now in force in this Kingdom shall continue and remain in full effect until altered or repealed by the legislature; such parts only excepted as are repugnant to this Constitution. All laws heretofore enacted, or that may hereafter be enacted, which are contrary to this Constitution, shall be null and void." (Emphasis added)


In 1993 the U.S. Congress passed Public Law 103-150, signed by the U.S. President Bill Clinton, admitting that "in pursuance of the conspiracy to overthrow the Government of Hawaii, the United States Minister and the naval representatives of the United States caused armed naval forces of the United States (USS Boston) to invade the sovereign Hawaiian nation on January 16, 1893, and to position themselves near the Hawaiian Government buildings and the Iolani Palace to intimidate Queen Liliuokalani and her Government;" Thus, the United States

Congress and President admitted to an unprovoked armed invasion of "the government of a peaceful and friendly people" (U.S. Public Law 103-150) See also "no (nation) has the least right to interfere in the government of another" Law of Nations (LON) page 131 and Genocide Convention. The United States armed invasion of the Kingdom of Hawaii on January 16, 1893 was described by Queen Liliuokalani in HAWAII'S STORY BY HAWAII'S QUEEN LILIUOKALANI (Appendix B page 386), "At about five P.M., however, the troops from the United States ship Boston were landed, by the order of the united States minister, J.L. Stevens, in secret understanding with the revolutionary party, whose names are L.A. Thurston,

Henry Waterhouse, W.R. Castle, W.O. Smith, A.F. Judd, P.C. Jones, W.C. Wilder, S.B. Dole, Cecil Brown, S.M. Damon, C. Bolte, John Emmeluth, J.H. Soper, C.L. Carter. Why had they landed when everything was at peace? I was told it was for the safety of American citizens and the protection of their interests. Then, why had they not gone to the residences, instead of drawing in line in front of the palace gates, with guns pointed at us, and when I was living with my people in the palace?"


U.S. Public Law 103-150, "Whereas, in a message to Congress on December 18, 1893, President Grover Cleveland reported fully and accurately on the illegal acts of the conspirators, described such acts as an "act of war,"" So here we have a further admission by the United States Congress and President that the Kingdom of Hawaii was subjected to an act of war (see "offensive war" LON page 236 and "unjust war" LON page 244) committed by United States Military and Diplomatic Representatives. Therefore, Public Law 103-150 is a joint action by the Legislative

and Executive Branches of United States- the only bodies authorized to make war by the U.S. Constitution and the War Powers Act of 1973 - which binds the United States, through tacit approval, to an undeclared war (see LON page 255), an unjust war (see LON page 262), an offensive war (see LON page 236), and an irregular and unjust war (see LON page 258, "an irregular and unlawful war, which is more properly called BRIGANDAGE (definition: "robbery and banditry as perpetuated by a band of robbers" Blacks Law Dictionary). Undertaken without any right, and even without apparent grounds, it can give rise to no lawful effects, nor confer any rights upon the author of it (emphasis added). A Nation that is attacked by enemies of this sort is not under any obligation to observe towards them the rules belonging to formal war; it may treat them as outlaws." LON page 258 (emphasis added). The United States is guilty of and continues to be guilty of BRIGANDAGE and all U.S. officials in Hawaii, including military, federal, state, county, and local, are serving as outlaws in the eyes of international law.


"He who violates his treaties {i.e. Judge Shackley F. Raffetto} violates at the same time the Law of Nations, for he shows contempt for that fidelity to treaties which the Law of Nations declares sacred. He is doubly guilty, in that he does an injury both to his ally and to all Nations and the human race as well. On the observance and fulfillment of treaties depends the mutual security of States, and no dependence could be placed upon future agreements, if past ones were not observed. All Nations have the right to check a Nation which shows a contempt for his treaties, which violates them and treads them underfoot. Such a Nation is a public enemy which attacks the foundations of the common peace and security of Nations. The sovereign who fails to keep his promises on clearly trivial grounds deserves to be treated as an enemy of the human race. LON page 188 [emphasis added].


That is why Judge Shackley F. Raffetto should be held accountable for violations of International Treaties, the United States Constitution, and Kingdom of Hawaii Law, and he should not be retained in office for another term.




Lissa Kahiamoe