In 2012, a protocol officer for a Hawai‘i Governor was scheduled to meet a Chinese dignitary.
But the VIP wasn’t there. Instead, it was his aide, stating there would be no meeting because of the governor’s prior meeting with the Dalai Lama.
Deidre explained that the governor of Hawai‘i meets with every world leader, because Hawai‘i is the Aloha State and our laws require us to extend aloha to everyone.
The aide called later wanting to meet. After researching the law, they understood the governor’s legal obligation to show aloha.
Now, a gift exchange happens every year between Hawai’i and China.
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Passed in 1986 by Hawai‘i lawmakers, the “Aloha Spirit” law is recognized as “the working philosophy of native Hawaiians . . . presented as a gift to the people of Hawai‘i.”
It was written by Aunty Pilahi Paki, after she foresaw a 21st century world filled with bitter conflict, a world that will look to Hawai‘i for healing.
Aloha would be its remedy.
According to the law, all Hawai‘i citizens and government officials must conduct themselves with aloha.
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Typically, the law tells us what we are prohibited from doing and what we are required to do. It is said that the law sets minimum standards of behavior while ethics sets maximum standards.
Ethics provides us with guides on what is the right thing to do in all aspects of life, while the law generally provides more specific rules so that societies and their institutions can be maintained. Ethics engages our thinking and also our feelings, including those of disgust and guilt.
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