Sunday, August 28, 2016

This Year: 70th Anniversary, Closing of the Camps

The Sacramento Bee reminds us that 70 years ago we closed down all the World War 2 internment camps- those camps being used to house Japanese who were deemed at the time a security risk to the country.  The Bee also tells the story of Mitsuye Endo, a Japanese girl interned but who went on to challenge the constitutionality of the internments all by her little lonesome, keeping herself interned because of it. I'll agree with The Bee, The late (she died in 2006) Ms. Endo probably does deserve the Medal of Freedom.

I've been told that Camp Parks, down near Pleasanton, CA used to be an internment camp. No barbed wire now, though. Head on down there if you want to get a taste of it, except now it's just military style barracks and a federal prison where Patty Hearst was held back in the day.


At 9:05 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What an amazing woman! My hat is off to her.
I hope they teach her story, her fight, in history classes, in civics.
Tokeyo Rose was amazing too, yet we never hear about her daring sacrifices. (she used the radio to warn the troops where & when the foes would be hitting next).
As I understand it, they are now preparing the camps for all who love liberty instead of govt. Fun times.

At 9:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Heyday Books published a few years ago an anthology of essays collected by Lawson Fusao Inada titled "Only What We Can Carry". He teaches at Southern Oregon University in Ashland. It is now in softcover.

At 9:20 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since the 14th amendment, birth houses have sprung up across America. Today, it's not unusual to see 5 in many towns. What is a birth house you may ask? Foreign pregnant women arrive as "tourists", have their babies here, register their babies as citizens, collect the benefits & documents in person, then go back home. They are sponsored, provided the funds for getting here. This means that many of the babies are then trained to do whatever their sponsors wish. The acts of war are evil.
Ron Paul said that Trumps wall will keep us in, not keep people out. How can they keep citizens out? Every nation now is a citizen.
This is one of the main reasons the Constitutional savvy fought against the 14th. Individual freedom was already assured under the Constitution. The civil rights act was a cloak.


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