I was watching the documentary The War on TIVO, tonight

October 26th, 2007

And I was reminded that after Pearl Harbor one of the Democrats’ sainted presidents, viagra sale and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, viagra imprisoned 120,000 U.S. citizens of Japanese descent.

Remind me again, after 9/11, George Bush (whom the Democrats paint as the greatest enemy of American civil rights we’ve ever seen) imprisoned how many Americans?

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  • 1. capper  |  October 26th, 2007 at 10:01 pm

    1) Yes, FDR did do that.
    2) The act was finally condemned as it should have been decades earlier.
    3)Shouldn’t we have learned from our mistakes?
    4)Two wrongs don’t make a right.
    5)Who knows how many Bush imprisoned, that’s the problem.
    6)Three rights make a left.

  • 2. Tim  |  October 26th, 2007 at 10:17 pm

    And many people on the right such as Michelle Malkin think that it was alright to imprison 120,000 U.S. citizens of Japanese descent and we should do the same to Muslims.

  • 3. Elliot  |  October 27th, 2007 at 7:15 am

    And it was Ronald Reagan who officially condemned it. ;)

    There is more subtlety and strangeness in the world than moste people are willing to admit in their philosophies.

  • 4. Tim  |  October 27th, 2007 at 8:54 am

    Darn, there’s another Tim. It’s cool, we can share. This one is from the other side …

    You know, it wasn’t just FDR, but pretty much the entire apparatus of government, plus a frightened populace that endorsed the forced imprisonment. And let’s not forget that thousands of German-American citizens were imprisoned, too (I’m not sure about Italians, though).

  • 5. capper  |  October 27th, 2007 at 10:59 am

    My grandfather was born in the UP, but his family moved back to Italy when he was still a baby. When he turned 18, he moved back to USA. He never said anything directly to me about that time, but I did overhear some conversations. He lived in an area predominately inhabited by Italians, and said that no one was imprisoned per se, but that the non-Italian cops would step up their monitoring and would harass them more than in the past. The thing that bothers me the most, and I didn’t remember this til now, but when he was near the end of his life, he started having memories coming up as hallucinations, and a frequent theme was cops trying to keep him from going home. I can’t say that has significance, but I can’t rule it out either.

  • 6. Subject to Change »&hellip  |  October 28th, 2007 at 9:17 am

    […] Elliot said: … I was reminded that after Pearl Harbor one of the Democrats‚Äô sainted presidents, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, imprisoned 120,000 U.S. citizens of Japanese descent. Remind me again, after 9/11, George Bush (whom the Democrats paint as the greatest enemy of American civil rights we‚Äôve ever seen) imprisoned how many Americans? […]

  • 7. Aaron  |  October 28th, 2007 at 9:21 am

    FDR didn’t just intern American Japanese. We went to Central America and captured a few hundred, shall we say: “enemy combatants,” to use as bargaining chips.

    My step grandfather, Takashi, was nine years old when they put him in Crystal City.

    The Peruvians are still waiting for their apology.

    http://sub2change.com/?p=201

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