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.
“Im not sure I agree that it was wrong. It was war.”
Of course it was wrong-—and racial.
Where were the German and Italian internment camps?
And if there’s a civil war??
I will call complete BS until "reasonable suspicion" is adequately documented.
What we did to American citizens of Japanese descent was vile, and conservatism is done no favor by those who defend it.
No, there wasn't a 'reasonable' suspicion. It was actually driven hard as a land and property grab by corrupt California politicians and real estate speculators.
There were more Japanese people in Hawaii than California, yet they didn't intern them all there.
Remember- if the government can do it to them they can do it to you.
The problem is that many-if-not-most of the Nisei Japanese were American Citizens or legal residents. An entire group of Americans condemned without due process.
Obama wants the authority to order drone attacks on American citizens overseas if he thinks they are involved in plotting terror. “He thinks”. Obama doesn’t have to present any evidence or submit to any recognized legal process.
How long before those drone attacks happen INSIDE the United States? Given enough time it will happen.