ʻO ke au i hala ka lamakū o ke ala i ke kupukupu. - The past is the beacon that will guide us into the future.
Whereas vital changes in our Country have taken place, which may affect its Independence and the Civil Rights of its Subjects and Citizens, thereby rendering indispensable a compact and zealous Union between all men who love the Country, irrespective of Party or creed.
Therefore, Resolved that We, the patriotic, peaceful and loyal Subjects and Citizens of Hawaiʻi nei, for the purpose of peaceably guarding our Civil Rights, do hereby form ourselves into a League, under the following Constitution: ...
Mai makaʻu, e kūpaʻa ma ke aloha i ka ʻāina, a e lōkahi ma ka manaʻo, e kūʻē loa aku i ka hoʻohui ʻia o Hawaiʻi me ʻAmerika a hiki i ke aloha ʻāina hope loa. - Do not be afraid, be steadfast in aloha for the Country and be united in thought. Protest forever the annexation of Hawaiʻi until the very last Hawaiian patriot.
Whereas it is necessary to obtain a compact union of all the People who love the Country and its independence irrespective of Party or creed. Therefore we the Ladies of the Hawaiian Kingdom, form ourselves into an Association, under the following Constitution: ...
No cause whatever can arise that will alter or change the mind of the Hawaiian people and their desire to see Monarchy restored, and the Throne occupied by Queen Liliʻuokalani, who would never have been deposed by a handful of foreigners but for the support rendered them by the American Ship of war Boston.