POINTS OF LIGHT
Like a canoe upon the sea, the Aloha ʻĀina Party will use the following points of light to guide it’s path.
1. A belief in the existence of ke Akua (God), the recognition of His hand in all things, and the humility to seek His
guidance, and that of our kūpuna, in all that we do. We also believe that all men have the privilege to worship, or
not, according to the dictates of their own conscience, let them worship how, where, and what they may.
2. A belief in Aloha for People, not just Kānaka ʻŌiwi, but all People regardless of race, color, or national origin.
This includes the unborn, the living, and the dead (our kūpuna who have passed).
3. A belief in Mālama ʻĀina, that is, to love the Kānaka (People), the ʻĀina (Land), and the Lāhui (Country), and to
understand that they are inseparably connected and interdependent, one to another. To understand that ʻāina has
mana, spirit, and intrinsic value beyond its economic value, and that some ʻāina needs special attention and
protection due to its sacred nature.
4. A belief in a government of the People, by the People, and for the People. A government that exists to serve the
People with a fiduciary duty to always act in the best interest of the People, and to do all things with transparency,
and to be accountable to the People for all of its acts and non-acts.
5. A belief in Ho‘oponopono, to make right what is wrong and restore that which was lost, as it relates to the
Overthrow of the Nation of Hawai‘i in 1893. Only then can pono return to the land and the People, Land, and
Country truly prosper once more.
6. A belief in effectuating needed change through Political Activism within the political system and process,
peacefully and with Aloha.
7. A belief in a balance between fiscal accountability, progressive social policy, and individual rights and
8. A belief in building a coalition of People who share the values and principles of the Aloha ʻĀina Party and who reflect the cultural, and socio-economic diversity of Hawai‘i.
9. A belief in celebrating our commonalities and respecting our differences.
10. A belief that collaboration is better then contention, unity is better than division, and empowerment is better than
disenfranchisement, that there is great synergy and power in togetherness.
11. A belief that we must be sensitive to, and respectful of, the multi-cultures of Hawai‘i and especially the host
12. A belief that we must be sensitive to, and respectful of the environment, and that we must give equal weight to
the environment as it relates to the economy and development.
13. A belief in the equality of all People in Hawai‘i.
14. A belief in the freedom of the individual, including freedom of speech, worship and assembly.
15. A belief in the political system and the democratic process.
16. A belief in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the laws of the land.
17. A belief that English and Hawaiian have equality of status, and equal rights and privileges as to their use in all
institutions of the Government.
18. A belief that a responsible government must be fiscally prudent and should be limited to those responsibilities
which cannot be discharged reasonably by the individual or others.
19. A belief that it is the responsibility of individuals to provide for themselves, their families and their dependents,
while recognizing that government must respond to those who require assistance and compassion.
20. A belief that the purpose of government, guided by reflective and prudent leadership, is to create a climate
wherein individual initiative is rewarded, excellence is pursued, security and privacy of the individual is
provided, and prosperity is guaranteed by a free competitive market economy.
21. A belief that the quality of the environment is a vital part of our heritage to be protected by each generation for
22. A belief that good and responsible government is attentive to the People it represents and has representatives who
at all times conduct themselves in an ethical manner and display integrity, honesty and concern for the best
interest of all.
23. A belief that all People should have reasonable access to quality health care regardless of their ability to pay.
24. A belief that our children deserve the best public education possible.
25. A belief in being inclusive of all People. We welcome and celebrate the diversity of gender, age, race, ethnicity,
culture, national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and