Tuesday, February 20, 2024 – The spirit of Aloha

“Aloha” is a more than a word for Native Hawaiians — and its elevated importance in how people approach their own lives and wellbeing is invoked in one of society’s most controversial debates. The Hawaii Supreme Court upheld that state’s restrictions on carrying guns in public, in part saying “the spirit of Aloha” informs how the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is interpreted locally. How the legal argument will play out is anyone’s guess. We’ll get guidance on what the true meaning of “Aloha” and how else it informs daily Hawaiian life.