Sitting America’s next step west. How an Indiana Senate

Sitting on the estate of Queen Lili’uokalani the last reigning monarch of the kingdom of Hawaii, who was overthrown in 1893… In my book I will talk about my research, experiences, and conversations with local Hawaiians and the men and woman I have worked along side of. How the state of Indiana and the annexation of Hawaii are closely intertwined. Indiana’s own and President of the United States during this time, Benjamin Harrison and his belief that the Pacific beckoned as America’s next step west. How an Indiana Senate Democratic Chairman, David Turpie 1898-1899 believed that the native Hawaiians should be heard. “They are not illiterate; they are not ignorant. A very large majority can read and write both languages, English and Hawaiian…Any treaty which had been made without consulting native Hawaiians should be withdrawn and ought never to have been sanctioned.” But a more powerful and persuasive voice as secretary of the Navy and believer of the White-skinned, big-boned, sturdily built, blue-eyed, and unusually intelligent Christian race as the rulers of the world and knows what’s best for all and would later become the President of the United States, Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt. The Aryan beliefs of “Following the Sun” and Teddy’s education by known pioneer of American political science John Burgess, professor at Columbia University, helped form this beliefs that, “The world would have halted had it not been for the Teutonic conquest in alien lands.” History has a way of repeating itself and in this time I hear it echoing. Indiana has just sent another White, Christian, blue eyed politician into Washington as Vice-President. Is this Trumps new age of “Following the Sun”? I look forward to the release of my book and hope you get a little knowledge that seems to be left behind in our history books, or at least they don’t want you to know.