Many of you are probably way ahead of me on this ... but where is this country headed when an entire island, the second largest (Maui), in the Hawiian Islands chain is named after a mythological diety.Native Hawaiian tradition gives the origin of the island's name in the legend of Hawai'iloa, the Polynesian navigator attributed with discovery of the Hawaiian Islands.According to Wikipedia ...
The story relates how he named the island of Maui after his son who in turn was named for the demi-god Māui. According to legend, the demi-god Māui raised all the Hawaiian Islands from the sea. The Island of Maui is also called the "Valley Isle" for the large fertile isthmus between its two volcanoes.In Māori mythology, Māui is a culture hero, famous for his exploits and his trickery.I am offended ... do you hear that, I am offended ... that our national doctrine of church-state separation is so blatantly violated! Where are my rights as an American being respected when I can't think of a vacation in Hawaii anymore without thinking of this religious issue being forced down my gullet?
How could this nation's secular leaders (1959) allow a state into this godless union which has a pagan religious figure as the patriarch on one of its largest islands and finest counties? Huh?
If the seal for the County of Los Angeles must be deleted or changed then I think the whole Hawaiian question is moot! Delete it, or change it, I say!!!!
Something must be done! They should either secede or the ACLU should throw them out! [they can do that, can't they?]
Perhaps it would be better if the Hawaiian legislature just renamed Maui ... how about "Joe"? No that might be too close to Joseph. Well, since the island is dirt and rock, how about "Claude"? Anyone see a problem with Claude? Good! Then Claude it is!
Where's my agent's number, I'm going to book a cruise ship for a ten-day lecture on church-state separation ... tickets will be availabel via Pe'e Pa'al!