Originally Posted by NotHRH
Hawaii is Not a country, it is one of the 50 US states. From the onset of this topic, this disqualifies Hawaii from this discussion. Its just not gonna happen...its really not...
That is a narrow view of Hawaii, who was an independent state and monarchy only 120 years ago, and who lost its independence because of a forced takeover by the United States. That in itself sets it apart from most other current American states, and is a good basis for a constitutional change in its arrangements.
Although it would require rework, there is always a way where there is a will, and if the proper movement took place, it is not an impossible thing to envision, a Hawaii that remains an American state, but with a monarch instead of a governor, and with large degree with internal self-governing. There are many such semi-sovereign states around the world, where the goal is not complete independence, but a self-governance on important matters and a restoration of cultural and historic institutions.
The Hawaiian monarchy would be one such thing.
The American president would be head of state of the federal country, the monarch of Hawaii would be the representative of Hawaii in most appropriate affairs domestic and foreign.