Thoughts on the Akaka Bill-A Libertarian View


Libertarians are opposed to the so-called “Akaka” bill aimed at granting ethnic Hawaiians the status of an Indian tribe. There are lots of issues involved in this bill, but we believe it runs contrary to the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution. America does not have a record on race relations that many of us are proud of. The Fourteenth Amendment that aimed to undo racial discrimination was passed in the 1860s following the Civil War. Yet it wasn