…here’s a lesson we should have already learned from Canada’s experiment with Quebec, where “the natives” have a stronger claim.
The United States (emphasis mine) should unequivocally reject this proposal based on recent experience with the Aztlan movement. Alternately, let Hawaii secede. We’ll see what happens after that.
Whatever happens, they don’t get US protection anymore if they aren’t a full member of the Union. Please note that I’m more than OK with that, and the establishment of a free state could motivate me to move to such a place.
Nonetheless, a United States Senator proposing this seems like a breach of his oath of office.