We, the people of Hawaii, grateful for Divine Guidance, and
mindful of our Hawaiian heritage and uniqueness as an island
State, dedicate our efforts to fulfill the philosophy decreed by
the Hawaii State motto, "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono."
We reserve the right to control our destiny, to nurture the
integrity of our people and culture, and to preserve the quality
of life that we desire.
We reaffirm our belief in a government of the people, by the
people and for the people, and with an understanding and
compassionate heart toward all the peoples of the earth, do
hereby ordain and establish this constitution for the State of
Hawaii. [Am Const Con 1978 and election Nov 7, 1978]
FEDERAL CONSTITUTION ADOPTED
The Constitution of the United States of America is adopted
on behalf of the people of the State of Hawaii.