Skip to comments.Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again
Posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST by ColdOne
Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese Americans during World War II.
"You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
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They’re already doing it. To people who practice their constitutional right that clearly states “shall not be infringed”.
A good response would have been, “Well, I suppose you know that any government that could prescribe such a thing, would also be able to criminalize being a Liberal Leftist too. Isn’t it great the U.S. Constitution, cherished by Conservatives and detested by the Liberal Leftists, won’t allow it?”
Inouye was never in an internment camp. Japanese Americans (Isei and Nisei) on the mainland were sent to the camps. Japanese Americans in Hawaii were not.
Yeah, like, awesome brain box creds to the Judge Dude!
Scalia is like, out there!
I know a lot of people on here don’t care for Glenn Beck, but he has been saying for quite some time now that they will become more and more bold about who they really are and what they intend for this country (and that is happening as we speak). The question is, what do we do about it when the balloon goes up?
The problem, of course, is that any government that has the power to "intern all middle easterners and/or muslims" necessarily also has the power to intern you and I. Doesn't take much to become an "enemy" fit for internment.
Only this time patriot citizens will be interned.
So how do you justify confiscation of their property, including homes and land?
It may even be more likely to happen in this day and age. Note that liberals submitted petitions to Whitehouse.gov to have tea party conservatives prosecuted for treason. If liberals gained absolute control of the government, they wouldn’t hesitate. Internment camps would be the LEAST of our worries.
That's true. And if it ever comes down to a war on Christians they will.
Funny how Scalia just assumes he’ll be on the outside of the barbed wire should his prediction materialize.
Shoot it until it’s dead.
FEMA has built them already. It’s just a matter of when the order is given, and how quickly we can take out the order-givers.
Right, he was in college, the author of the article made a pretty big error, I also thought that he should not have made the Medal of Honor award sound like it was made during the war.
I don't. I'm not sure how much was confiscated by the government. It look like they lost a lot to theft. And the lost a lot because many were in farm tenant arrangements where they didn't own the land and it got leased out to someone else during the internment.
Question: how well armed were those loyal Japanese-Americans who were rounded up and imprisoned?
But Scalia is right. The Court has never overruled Koramatsu.
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