Candidate: Mark Castro
‘Aha District: O‘ahu
Address: 84-687 Ala Mahiku St. 118B, Wai’anae, HI 96792
Phone: (808) 888-2434
- What are your qualifications to be a delegate to the ‘aha?
First of all, I am Hawaiian/Caucasian, Second, when I was on the Big Island of Hawaii in the late 1990’s I met a Hawaiian man at a Business area and he told me that I was the Nation, and as a fool I was trying to grasp why he would tell me such a thing. Maybe Hawaiians were waiting for me to be born. Then I realized later that the Lord God must have revealed that information unto him.
- How would you characterize the values of your campaign to be elected as a delegate to the ‘aha for example, with aloha, lōkahi, kūpono, etc.?
Like King David of Israel was before he became King, I am also of low prestige and wealth at the moment, but the Lord God could build me up and make me rich as he did unto David. My campaign is very valuable to me because it would prove to my enemies that they are wrong. The United States and their State for Hawaii can’t stand in our way, because they would be opposing Akua that came to our rescue. We all need help to get our true identity back and what is rightfully ours, our Hawaiian Islands. A lot of Hawaiians and Original people are weary of the United States presence here and know we deserve restitution. We need to stop their fraud and misrepresentation of us and our Islands. I want to be elected as one of the 20 delegates for Oahu Island, to prove to the other nations that we are the true inhabitants of these islands, not England and the United States.
- What three components of the constitution are you particularly interested in advocating and why?
I am proposing my own governing document, and I am particular interested in advocating for the foreigners never interfering in our government ever again.
- What governance model will you advocate for?
An Absolute Monarchy with three levels of government.
- Are you willing to discuss other governance models?
Yes, and how to make my government document useable and acceptable.
- How would the governance model that you choose impact the ali‘i trusts, the Hawaiian Homestead Act, federal contracts made with Native Hawaiian businesses; grants provided by the United States for programs and services to the Native Hawaiian people?
The Lord God came on their watch, in the midst of their prosperity, Is it wrong to get our people back from following the United States and get our honor back instead of it going to the United States? Sure with our own money system we would need Hawaiian programs and services to support the Alii trusts, Hawaiian Homesteads, Native Hawaiian Businesses, and the Native Hawaiian People. It’s all about giving, if that’s what the people want. I feel that I have a model that could work for all of us if made to work for all of us.
- In your governance model, would you be inclusive of people other than Native Hawaiians as citizens?
I have made a citizenship of Hawaiians and Foreign Hawaiians in my proposed governing document sample. Those of the blood (koko) would be called Hawaiian citizens and those that are not of Hawaiian or Original people ancestry would be called Foreign Hawaiian citizens. And maybe later we could add original Oahuan, Kauaian, Mauian, Hawaiian, etc., to the I.D. process.
- How do you see participation by others in helping the ‘aha on the various aspects of the draft constitution?
Without counsel purposes are disappointed, but with their participation as counselors we can hopefully formally agree on a governing document and get it established.
- Looking ahead, as a delegate to the ‘aha, how would you assure that the governance model ratified by the Native Hawaiian people is implemented and recognized at the state, federal, or international level, as appropriate.
It would have to be done right and then it could be implemented, and with God’s approval, be accepted by other nations as appropriate as well. And of course to have a working government document we would have to conduct elections right away.
- Why should Native Hawaiians vote for you?
I do not know if this delegate process is alright with all Hawaiians and Original people of these Hawaiian Islands, and participation in it did not include all, but if I am the Nation, then this is my calling.