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Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again
washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/4/14 | Joel Gehrke

Posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST by ColdOne

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1 posted on 02/04/2014 2:11:03 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne; mhking

Just d-mn!


2 posted on 02/04/2014 2:12:08 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: ColdOne

The question is not if ... the questions are who, why and when.


3 posted on 02/04/2014 2:12:37 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: ColdOne; Lurking Libertarian; Perdogg; JDW11235; Clairity; Spacetrucker; Art in Idaho; GregNH; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

4 posted on 02/04/2014 2:14:24 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ColdOne

Scalia needs to volunteer for same.


5 posted on 02/04/2014 2:14:36 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: ColdOne

And guess who the occupants will be this time.

I suspect that it’s not out of the question, that the mere mention of the Founding Fathers will one day garner you a free vacation, the loss of everything you own.


6 posted on 02/04/2014 2:15:15 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: taxcontrol

Better not be the armed citizens of the USA because it will be the biggest mistake the government ever made!


7 posted on 02/04/2014 2:16:12 PM PST by Renegade
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To: ColdOne

Hopefully questionable muslims...they’re the only ones we’re currently warring with.


8 posted on 02/04/2014 2:18:43 PM PST by JudyinCanada
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To: ColdOne
"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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The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means "in times of war, the laws fall silent," to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.
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"That's what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot," Scalia said. "That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification but it is the reality."
That sounds more like a humble admission that (a) the court was wrong, (b) that wartime clouds minds/excites passions, and (c) that the same things will happen again.

I won't disagree or be angry with this honesty.

9 posted on 02/04/2014 2:19:03 PM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

The purpose of the IRS’s harassment of the TEA Party was to create lists for the prisoners that the NSA will use to fill the soon-to-be-created TEA Party Concentration Camps.


10 posted on 02/04/2014 2:19:10 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: ColdOne

The Islamic/MB and DNC Masters in DC
would not hesitate for a nanosecond
to set up concentration/extermination camps
for REGULAR Americans.

They have already done it with ObamaCARE/IRS/DeathCARE,
but that would speed up their plans.


11 posted on 02/04/2014 2:19:31 PM PST by Diogenesis
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To: ColdOne

I’m not sure I agree that it was wrong. It was war. There was reasonable suspicion that the people interned might have had split allegiances. And we certainly didn’t need to be fighting a gorilla war here at home.

If we ended up in a serious all out war with several middle eastern countries, would I have a problem excluding muslims from the military? No. Or interning all middle easterners and/or muslims? I’d probably be for it.


12 posted on 02/04/2014 2:21:25 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: ColdOne

I’m not sure I agree that it was wrong. It was war. There was reasonable suspicion that the people interned might have had split allegiances. And we certainly didn’t need to be fighting a gorilla war here at home.

If we ended up in a serious all out war with several middle eastern countries, would I have a problem excluding muslims from the military? No. Or interning all middle easterners and/or muslims? I’d probably be for it.


13 posted on 02/04/2014 2:21:26 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: ColdOne
When the late Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, had the chance to get out of the Japanese-American internment camps and fight in World War II, he jumped at it, eventually earning a Medal of Honor for "conspicuous gallantry" near San Terenzo, Italy, in 1942.

On June 21, 2000, Inouye was presented the Medal of Honor by President Bill Clinton for his service during World War II

14 posted on 02/04/2014 2:22:47 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: ColdOne
FEMA camps are a RWC theory, right? Is Scalia sending out a warning?

Just sayin.....

15 posted on 02/04/2014 2:23:00 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron ("Medicine is the keystone in the arch of socialism" Vladimir Lenin)
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To: DoughtyOne

I was actually reflecting this morning on a conversation I had about five years ago with my boss. She was without question a full-blown communist. I had worked with her for several years and the mask had definitely slipped more than once. We were standing in the lobby of a hotel waiting for our ride, and there was a newspaper laying on the checkout desk depicting a conservative politician. She said something typically nasty about this person, and they should be frog-marched, etc. And I asked her, do you want to criminalize being a conservative. Without a pause or a bat of an eyelash she said: “YES.”


16 posted on 02/04/2014 2:23:10 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Graewoulf

I hate to sound like a teenage girl, but ...

I know, right?!


17 posted on 02/04/2014 2:23:32 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: cld51860

And yet, we are the threat.

Where do these people get this c—p?


18 posted on 02/04/2014 2:25:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: ColdOne

King Obama’s FEMA isn’t stockpiling several hundred million MRE’s, hundreds of thousands of automatic assault weapons, thousands and thousands of military assault vehicles and trillions of rounds of ammunition to repel an invasion of cheese eating surrender monkeys from the Duchy of Grand Fenwick.


19 posted on 02/04/2014 2:26:49 PM PST by Iron Munro ("Show me the man, and I'll show you the crime." - Lavrentiy Beria (& Eric Holder))
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To: cld51860

Just look at the whole Duck Dynasty flap. I heard more than one liberal on the air (Piers Morgan and some moron on Hannity) mention that “hate” speech (as the define it) should be illegal.


20 posted on 02/04/2014 2:27:33 PM PST by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: ColdOne

They’re already doing it. To people who practice their constitutional right that clearly states “shall not be infringed”.


21 posted on 02/04/2014 2:27:56 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: cld51860

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?”


22 posted on 02/04/2014 2:27:58 PM PST by DoughtyOne (Amnesty is job NONE! It isn't even the leading issue with Hipanics.)
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To: ansel12

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.


23 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:19 PM PST by forgotten man
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To: BuckeyeTexan

Yeah, like, awesome brain box creds to the Judge Dude!

Scalia is like, out there!


24 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:20 PM PST by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: DoughtyOne

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?


25 posted on 02/04/2014 2:28:34 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: DannyTN
If we ended up in a serious all out war with several middle eastern countries, would I have a problem excluding muslims from the military? No. Or interning all middle easterners and/or muslims? I’d probably be for it.

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.

26 posted on 02/04/2014 2:29:26 PM PST by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: ColdOne

Only this time patriot citizens will be interned.


27 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:08 PM PST by Old Yeller
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To: DannyTN

So how do you justify confiscation of their property, including homes and land?


28 posted on 02/04/2014 2:30:29 PM PST by Michael.SF. (I never thought anyone could make Jimmy Carter look good in comparison.)
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To: OneWingedShark

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.


29 posted on 02/04/2014 2:31:22 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative
"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."

That's true. And if it ever comes down to a war on Christians they will.

30 posted on 02/04/2014 2:33:27 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: Graewoulf

LOL!


31 posted on 02/04/2014 2:33:44 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ColdOne
Step One:   Dept of Hovering Stasi
32 posted on 02/04/2014 2:34:04 PM PST by tomkat (we're gonna need that door #4, Monty)
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To: ColdOne

Funny how Scalia just assumes he’ll be on the outside of the barbed wire should his prediction materialize.


33 posted on 02/04/2014 2:35:06 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: cld51860

Shoot it until it’s dead.


34 posted on 02/04/2014 2:35:40 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: ColdOne

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.


35 posted on 02/04/2014 2:36:34 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: forgotten man
Inouye was never in an internment camp.

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.

36 posted on 02/04/2014 2:37:18 PM PST by ansel12 (Ben Bradlee -- JFK told me that "he was all for people's solving their problems by abortion".)
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To: BuckeyeTexan

I concur.


37 posted on 02/04/2014 2:38:07 PM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Michael.SF.
"So how do you justify confiscation of their property, including homes and land?"

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.

38 posted on 02/04/2014 2:38:56 PM PST by DannyTN (A>)
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To: ColdOne

Question: how well armed were those loyal Japanese-Americans who were rounded up and imprisoned?

Thought so.


39 posted on 02/04/2014 2:39:47 PM PST by muir_redwoods (When I first read it, " Atlas Shrugged" was fiction)
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To: forgotten man; ColdOne
Yes, Inouye was a student at the University of Hawaii when the enlistment ban on Japanese-Americans was lifted and he joined what would become the 442nd RCT. The article is incorrect about this.

But Scalia is right. The Court has never overruled Koramatsu.

40 posted on 02/04/2014 2:42:06 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: SpaceBar
Funny how Scalia just assumes he’ll be on the outside of the barbed wire should his prediction materialize.

HUH! Where the heck did you get that from????????

41 posted on 02/04/2014 2:42:43 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Paladin2
Scalia needs to volunteer for same.

I seem to have missed it, volunteer for what?

42 posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:27 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: ColdOne

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/opinions/wp/2014/02/04/scenes-from-a-militarized-america-iowa-family-terrorized//?print=1


43 posted on 02/04/2014 2:44:55 PM PST by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Hot Tabasco

When the Nazi concentration camps started in 1933 with Dachau, some of the first people tossed in were judges.


44 posted on 02/04/2014 2:46:14 PM PST by SpaceBar
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To: ColdOne

What worries me in the short term is the progressive republicans aligning with the other enemies and attempting to disarm us.


45 posted on 02/04/2014 2:46:23 PM PST by rsobin
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To: Paladin2

And as a post script, it sounds like you have a bone to pick with Scalia, so what is it?


46 posted on 02/04/2014 2:47:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco

Scalia could work harder on Roberts (the traitor).


47 posted on 02/04/2014 2:49:13 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: SpaceBar
So where did you come up with this statement?

Funny how Scalia just assumes he’ll be on the outside of the barbed wire should his prediction materialize

You got a problem with Scalia, then lets hear it............

48 posted on 02/04/2014 2:49:59 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Paladin2
Scalia could work harder on Roberts

That's all you've got against Scalia? Sheesh!

49 posted on 02/04/2014 2:52:03 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (I think I've lost my mojo.....)
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To: Hot Tabasco
1/9th is not much power.

Not that it should not be exercised.

50 posted on 02/04/2014 2:54:29 PM PST by Paladin2
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