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Scalia Warns Government Will Violate Civil Rights in War
Breitbart.com ^ | 02/20/2014 | Ken Klukowski

Posted on 02/23/2014 4:20:19 PM PST by Carbonsteel

At some point when America is at war, terrible violations of basic constitutional freedoms will occur. So says Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.

Speaking at the University of Hawaii’s law school on Feb. 3, Scalia talked about World War II, where American citizens who happened to be of Japanese descent were placed in internment camps in the 1940s. This government action was taken to court and ultimately was upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court in Korematsu v. U.S.

Korematsu is one of the most infamous cases in American history. It was an unmitigated betrayal of the Constitution’s guarantee that no one can be deprived of life, liberty, or property without due process of law. How could such a thing ever happen in America? The answer, according to Scalia, is found in an ancient Latin phrase, inter arma enim silent leges.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
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From what we've seen from this administration, I have to agree.
1 posted on 02/23/2014 4:20:19 PM PST by Carbonsteel
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To: Carbonsteel

Which explains the need for perpetual war.


2 posted on 02/23/2014 4:21:39 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel
Never let a crisis go to waste.
3 posted on 02/23/2014 4:22:19 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (If Barack Hussein Obama entertains a thought that he does not verbalize, is it still a lie?)
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To: Carbonsteel

And massive debt is a proven successful way to start wars.

We’re well on our way.


4 posted on 02/23/2014 4:24:39 PM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

If Scalia thinks this will happen only during wartime, he is very naive.


5 posted on 02/23/2014 4:26:39 PM PST by Savage Beast (Hubris and denial overwhelm Western Civilization. Nemesis and tragedy follow.)
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To: Savage Beast

But we’re always at war with Eastasia.


6 posted on 02/23/2014 4:30:45 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Carbonsteel

Well . . . duh.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 4:39:14 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Carbonsteel
"Of all the enemies to public liberty war is, perhaps, the most to be dreaded, because it comprises and develops the germ of every other."-James Madison
8 posted on 02/23/2014 4:42:51 PM PST by Colonel Kangaroo
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To: Carbonsteel

bump


9 posted on 02/23/2014 4:44:57 PM PST by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: cripplecreek
Hence the Terms

War on Crime

War on Cancer

War on Drugs

War on Poverty

War on Obesity

Make everything the Moral Equivalent of War.

10 posted on 02/23/2014 4:48:42 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Carbonsteel
Scalia Warns Government Will Violate Civil Rights in War

Communists always do. That's why their Nazi toadies are trying so hard right now to get our guns away from us. It has absolutely nothing to do with Sandy Hook or anywhere else. It's about disarming the population so they can set up their communist government. Once freedom is lost, a very, very high price must be paid to get it back.

11 posted on 02/23/2014 4:56:15 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Communism kills!!!)
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To: KC_Lion

Look at Venezuela. Political opponents are being classified as terrorists by the government.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 5:02:39 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Moonman62; cripplecreek
Look at Venezuela. Political opponents are being classified as terrorists by the government.

A Night of Long Knives if you will?

13 posted on 02/23/2014 5:05:05 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Carbonsteel

When Italy declared war on US in WW2, some local Italian American Society leaders [American citizens] were placed under house arrest for couple of years until Mussolini fell from power. Italian language newspapers were outlawed and all short-wave radios belonging to them were confiscated. But they smuggled the newspapers in from Brooklyn anyway to the arrestees.


14 posted on 02/23/2014 5:07:08 PM PST by bunkerhill7 ("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.")
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To: KC_Lion

Maduro supporters are now marching in LA.

http://twitchy.com/2014/02/23/l-a-marchers-backing-maduro-asked-to-take-support-to-venezuela-pics/?utm_source=autotweet&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

I say we sent Miguel Cabrerra and some of the other Venezuelan baseball players to LA for some batting practice.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 5:07:15 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
OH WOW!

I am honestly kind of shocked, though I know I shouldn't be, we used to have an American Bund Society.

These stupid people never learn. At least the Soviet in Invasion of Hungary in '56 pulled the whig off the Western Marxists.

But those people are living in a fantasy world. Malaria would have people marching for it if you put a Che shirt on it.

16 posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:42 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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17 posted on 02/23/2014 5:11:52 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: KC_Lion

As I understand it, Piers Morgan is planning to join them.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 5:13:50 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: cripplecreek
Sarah Palin and I will get back to you on that.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 5:16:34 PM PST by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: KC_Lion

“War on Poverty’’. What does that mean, you shoot poor people?


20 posted on 02/23/2014 5:18:04 PM PST by jmacusa ("Chasing God out of the classroom didn't usher in The Age of Reason''.)
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To: Savage Beast
If Scalia thinks this will happen only during wartime, he is very naive.

Well, we know two things: Scalia is not naive and he was speaking to law school students who likely know little about our nation's "civil war" or WWII.

IMO, he was clearly referencing the next war wherein Americans are required to fire on Americans.

His statement about governmental violation of civil rights is not new information for anyone who has more than a passing knowledge of either war. The WWII internment of Japanese-Americans was as much for their safety as it was for security purposes; at the same time, it was occasioned by the government's desire to avoid the disruption to the war effort that would be caused by an internal "war" raging concurrent with the global conflict.

21 posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:01 PM PST by frog in a pot (We are all "frogs in a pot" now. How and when will we real Americans jump out?)
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To: Carbonsteel

All Obama needs is a “Reichstag fire” and all our civil liberties will quickly be gone.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 5:19:11 PM PST by The Great RJ
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To: Carbonsteel
Justice Scalia: Internment Camps Could Happen Again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119615/posts

Scalia Warns US Internment Camps Could Happen Again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119341/posts

Justice Antonin Scalia says World War II-style internment camps could happen again
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3119259/posts

Scalia stuns Identity Conservatives: says guns can be regulated
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912218/posts


23 posted on 02/23/2014 5:27:13 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Carbonsteel
Scalia: Guns May be Regulated
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2912077/posts


24 posted on 02/23/2014 5:28:58 PM PST by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in an avalanche of corruption smelled around the planet.)
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To: Carbonsteel

Then we’ll have to shoot the b@$t@rd$, or die trying.


25 posted on 02/23/2014 5:35:10 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: cripplecreek; Carbonsteel
Look how many freedoms have been squashed in the name of the "War on Terror".

Look at the militarism of local police forces sporting decommissioned military surplussed armored vehicles, and jack boots for all.

And how about buying up all those bullets for every Department you can think of. I'll bet there is now an appropriation of bullets for the school lunch lady.

And this all in the name of the supposed "War on Terror".

Our "protectors" have become the Terror.

FReegards!

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26 posted on 02/23/2014 6:20:50 PM PST by Agamemnon (Darwinism is the glue that holds liberalism together)
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To: The Great RJ

If Obama needs a Reichstag fire, I suppose he would set one.


27 posted on 02/23/2014 6:34:46 PM PST by Lisbon1940
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To: Carbonsteel

Most people do not realize that Fort Meade (which spies on us) started out as an internment camp for German-Americans.


28 posted on 02/23/2014 6:37:00 PM PST by gaijin
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To: cripplecreek

Ver clever. I bet that this will go right over almost everyone’s head.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 7:00:07 PM PST by The Sons of Liberty (Who but a TYRANT shoves down another man's throat what he has exempted himself from?)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
A very very high price should be charged for attempting to seize our liberty and freedom.

It's hard to watch as this country descends into tyranny.

30 posted on 02/23/2014 7:04:26 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: Carbonsteel

This sort of got diverted to gun control. I suspect what Scalia was more concerned about is that “Koreamatsu” has never been overturned as a SCOTUS decision. Contrast; the Jehovah’s Witness case over pledging alligiance was overturned in less than 4 years. Koreamatsu was declared “Moot” and has never been revisited. Pardon me for suspecting “they” might want to use that power again.

Yes Congress agreed to give some monetary reparations to those affected and even the heirs of those passed away as to the Japanese internment, BUT! there is nothing to keep it from happening again. Public opinion perhaps, but that swings like a weather vane.

If the radical elements of the IRA pull off a couple of costly bombings, could I, a 7nth generation Irishman who opposes the IRA and has never visited the “Auld Sod” get hauled off to a camp? There is nothing in the “Korematsu” decision saying “NO”.

A sad part of our history.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 7:07:21 PM PST by Barkeep99
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To: KC_Lion

Yes, but a bat would be soooo much more satisfying.


32 posted on 02/23/2014 7:20:26 PM PST by KGeorge (Till we're together again, Gypsy girl. May 28, 1998- June 3, 2013)
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To: Carbonsteel

The answer is found in the 14th Amendment.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 8:36:26 PM PST by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Savage Beast

Calling Scalia naïve is a new one on me. Quite insulting!


34 posted on 02/23/2014 8:43:17 PM PST by SgtHooper (If at first you don't succeed, skydiving is not for you.)
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