Peshawar Lancers Redux: Kingdom of Hawaii Revised

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    The Prime Minister had a serious conversation with the late Crown Princes wife. There had been no problems between the couple when the crown prince was alive but it seemed that there was trouble between the Queen and her. After a talk William felt that he would have to have a talk with the Queen and explain that the Regency Council would be expanded to include the widow. It made William wonder about whether he would have to stay longer in the job or if he could retire in 1912.
     
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    The election of 1908 had seen some change in the new 420 seat House. The Social Democrats had regain 1 seat giving them 3 seats. The National Conservatives won 240 seats but it was the Liberal Democrats who made the biggest headlines in that they had 177 seats.Whoever ran as the National Conservatives candidate for Prime Minister would be face a strong challenger in the new leader of the Liberal Democrats.
     
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    William had a private talk with the Queen and the wife of the Late crown Prince. He managed to convince both women that for the sake of the baby to come and the nation to give up their bickering and to pull together, No other Politician had the standing to accomplish the mission of getting this done. The Crown Princess was the personal guest of the Kamehameha's until the Baby was born
     
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    1909 was a year that brought the birth of a new King to Hawaii and confirmed William's decision that this would be the end of a long Political Career. One of the final acts of the Hawaiian King was to make William a Duke of Hawaii for all that he had done for Hawaii and for the Royal Family. This made William technically a member of the Upper House. The Attorney General had ruled that he did not have to step down from the house but it would be an out for him. He asked George if he wanted to run for the seat and he told his father that he would when he retired.
     
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    Duke William Kamehameha had finally decided in the Spring of 1910 that he would resign his seat in the House and take a seat in the Upper house. The attorney General had found nothing in the Constitution which would prohibit William from Continuing to serve as Prime Minister. A Special election was set for May 10th,1910 to fill the seat. George W Kamehameha had announced his candidacy for the seat. William was happy that his younger son was following him into elective office. He had a meeting with the Deputy Prime Minister and discussed his resigning as Prime Minister effective January 2,1911. With That the Era of William Kamehameha would be over.
     
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    George W Kamehameha won the special election for the seat previously held by his father. The Prime Minister announced to the party that he would be resigning as Prime Minister ahead of what he had planned on. So as of September 1,1910 he would turn thing over to his deputy Christopher Wilcox. This was provided that the party endorse him. William had personally spoken to 60 members of the House and had secured their votes and it was believed that the future Prime Minister would as a result of William's lobbying secure the approval. Christopher Wilcox would have a vacancy to fill that of Director of the Royal Hawaiian Intelligence Agency as Rear Admiral William Kamehameha II had returned to the Navy
     
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    August1,1910 William Kamehameha was now into his last month as Prime Minister. He had made several airship trips to parts of the Kingdom on his farewell tour. His oldest son had return to active duty with the Navy and he was currently at sea but would be back before the end of the month. George had won the Special Election in a landslide with 95% of the vote. He had spent some time as a member of the upper chamber and it was quite different. Teddy had traveled to Brazil and South Africa on exploration tours. He promised to stop by. The soon to be ex-prime Minister would visit New York and then it was to Ireland for a month.
     
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    Rep. George W Kamehameha was assigned to the Judiciary Committee of the House and to the Armed Services committee. He was also appointed by the Deputy Prime Minister as one of the whips. Being the Son of a legend George was aware of the responsibilities that he had. He was Present when Christopher Wilcox was sworn in as Prime Minister
     
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    Prime Minister Wilcox spent his first month in office meeting with foreign leaders. The Former Prime Minister was maintaining a low profile as the decisions were no longer his to make. He returned to Hawaii in October for a meeting of the Regency Council. There was some discussion regarding the future King and his care. William had lunch with his son George and they discussed current bills in the house.
     
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    Prime Minister Wilcox was kept busy . He was working on the Budget and meeting with the cabinet to hammer out priories . He met with the Attorney General and the Commissioner of the Royal Hawaii Constabulary to discuss the budget. There were now 100,000 police officers scattered throughout the Kingdom. There was a proposal to hire 9,000 civilian employees for the Constabulary to take over jobs like record keeping, maintenance and forensic science.
     
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    The Budget of the Royal Hawaiian Constabulary was now the subject of debate in the house. The three Social Democrats raised the alarm at how big the police force had grown arguing that it should be reduced not expanded. The Liberal Democrats tended to question the need for more manpower but were willing to listen. However 10 Representatives did join the Social Democrat in voting No. Considering that the Constabulary was spread throughout the Kingdom. The Commissioner proposed hiring 12,000 new civilian employees to handle things like fingerprints, forensic science, paperwork, paperwork and building maintenance.
     
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    The National Conservatives decided to tackle the subject of taxation. The National Conservatives wanted to close some of the loopholes while at the same time lowering the rate. The Budget would be carefully examined and some spending would be ended. Duplication of spending would be eliminated. The National Pension Trust would be created to help insure that the pension of government employees was there when they retired. The Prime Minister hoped to get the bulk of this done in 1911 and if successful it should allow him to be elected in his own right in 1912.
     
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    The Hawaiian National Pension Reform Act was passed after a lot of battles in the house. Three Hundred and seventy votes were cased in favor of the bill and fifty against. The bill got Liberal Democrat votes in addition to the majority from the National Conservatives..
    The next Bill was the Navy's Construction and it also had some controversy as it funded two Battleships.
     
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    Prime Minister Wilcox got the Naval budget through and the entire budget was finally passed with some modification but it was a bruising battle and he just didn't seem to have the popularity and skill to get things done. The reason was that it took time and it appeared that parts of the Kingdom were ready for a change. George W. Kamehameha was listening to the people and he began to campaign for some members of the house. His brother Charles B was married to a French Polynesian woman from Tahiti and she said that the Liberal Democrats were making gains and the Social Democrats had finally started to bounce back..Currently the Conservative Nationalist held 310 seats, Social Democrats 3 and Liberal Democrats 107 but the Conservative Nationalist could lose 100 seats. George was worried. Polls clearly showed that the new leader of the Liberal Democrats was making inroads into what had normally been considered areas that would vote for the Conservatives.
     
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