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Yellowworld.org Press Release: Petition to Remove Rep. Howard Coble
Posted on 02/10/2003 10:41:04 PM PST by achtungbaby
LOS ANGELES, CA - Asian American internet watchdog Yellowworld.org has launched an online petition (http://removecoble.yellowworld.org) to demand the resignation of Congressman Howard Coble from his position as Chair of the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security for comments made this week in which he expressly justified the Japanese American internment.
On Tuesday, February 4, 2003, Congressman Coble told listeners of WKZL-FM in North Carolina that our country's exclusion, removal, and detention of 120,000 Japanese-Americans was justified in light of concerns for national security.
In 1983, the Congressional Commission on Wartime Relocation and Internment of Civilians concluded that there was no probative evidence that any Japanese-American posed as a threat to our nation's security. Still, Congressman Coble insisted to the listeners that "some [Japanese-Americans] probably were intent on doing harm to us, just as some of these Arab-Americans are probably intent on doing harm to us."
"The Congressman's comments this week are an affront to the intelligence of all law-abiding Americans," said Elbert Oh, Founder and President of Yellowworld.org. "He's clearly unfit to serve in a position that demands a clear perspective of past discrimination in order to keep our nation secure today."
Indeed, the United States District Court in 1984 decision of Korematsu v. United States, issued the following warning:
"It stands as a caution that in times of distress the shield of military necessity and national security must not be used to protect governmental actions from close scrutiny and accountability. It stands as a caution that in times of international hostility and antagonisms our institutions, legislative, executive and judicial, must be prepared to exercise their authority to protect all citizens from the petty fears and prejudices that are so easily aroused."
Please visit http://removecoble.yellowworld.org for more information.
TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Breaking News; Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: howardcoble; japaneseinterment; remove; resignation; yellowworldorg
yelloweorld? is that like black world today and simlar racist websites?
forgive my typos 'n stuff..
Looks like Yellowworld needs a history refresher course...
posted on 02/11/2003 5:35:36 AM PST
by Chad Fairbanks
(We've got, you know, armadillos in our trousers. I mean, it's really quite frightening.)
Look ma... the cat drug in a website called "yellowworld".
Pa... da' injuns' got a website called "redworld"
In Indian camp...
Pa... da' cowboys got a website called "whiteworld"
In black camp...
Pa... we need a website called "blackworld"
In (fill in blank) camp...
Pa... we need a website called "(fill-in-the-blank)world"
posted on 02/11/2003 8:43:41 AM PST
(Defeat the terrorists... Vaccinate!)
How do we contact Rep. Coble to thank him for his refusal to genuflect to the PC gods?
Without a doubt, there were Japanese here who would have been very sympathetic to Imperial Japan; you only have to look at what happened in Hawaii, where a downed Pearl Harbor (scumbag) attacker found a sympathetic Japanese resident on one of the remote islands who nearly succeeded in effecting his escape.
Further, internment of Japs here also served to protect them from understandably hostile Americans.
posted on 02/11/2003 9:52:08 AM PST
That's a bunch of horsehockey.
The internment camps were used to force American citizens off of productive fields in favor of an influx of East Coast liberals.
Just look at who owns the land in Terminal Island, Bainbridge Island, San Pedro, Santa Monica, Hollywood, El Monte, San Jose, San Francisco, Oakland, etc. The people imprisoned had already been here for 80 years prior to the FDR socialist directive. Do you seriously expect me to believe that East Coast liberals had no ties to Eastern European or Russian communists during the 1940's?
Can you say "RO-SEN-BURG'S"???
Wake up pal.
The socialists in the FDR regime used EO9066 to get land, businesses, and homes on the cheap.
Guess who owned the property of the Americans of Japanese descent in 1942?
You guessed it!
What is even more pathetic is that the DNC supported people like Spark Matsunaga and Daniel Inouye for US Senate from Hawaii.
Because they were busy trying to CYA for their unconstitutional theft...
Now... fast forward sixty years...
GOP needs asian votes.
Why is this issue being spotlighted by the asian liberals?
Because they can make the conservative asians look like a bunch of "uncle toms"...(a la Harry Belafonte/Colin Powell)
posted on 02/11/2003 4:39:41 PM PST
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