Supreme Court justice predicts internment camps in America’s future
A distinguished member of the U.S. Supreme Court gave a sobering reminder of how history can and likely will repeat itself when the conditions are right. Justice Antonin Scalia said that he would not be surprised if Americans were once again imprisoned in concentration camps by the federal government.
The 77-year-old justice was answering questions after giving a classroom lecture to a group of law students in Honolulu. One student asked about the deplorable 1944 Korematsu v. United States decision, in which the U.S. Supreme Court verified the constitutionality of the president ordering the mass-imprisonment of Americans in the name of national security.
Scalia cited the wartime “panic” as a reason Americans accepted President Franklin Roosevelt’s hostile treatment of citizens of his own country.
As the Associated Press reported:
Justice Scalia is, unfortunately, correct in his assessment.
And it will be interesting to see who the government will be coming for this tim, and I would be willing to bet that this set of roundups will first have to do with ethnicity as it did the last time, but just a different ethnicity (as in, anyone with a Middle Eastern sounding last name).
If you haven’t seen the movie, this would be a really good time to rent “The Siege”, starring Denzel Washington, Annette Benning, Tony Shahoub, and Burce Willis.
But who else will they be coming for this time? Will they be coming after peaceful, logical people with reasoned, intelligent arguments against the government’s domestic and foreign policies?
You bet your sweet bippy!!
Under the NDAA, will they be coming after people who express those opinions, and never advocate violence, who post to, and read, blogs about these issues?
And remember, under the language of the NDAA, the President can order the military to arrest any US citizen and detain them indefinitely, without due process, the Constitution and Bill of Rights be damned!
I don’t know about you, but I find this both painfully and bitterly ironic from a President who used to be a guest lecturer in colleges on the Constitution and Bill of Rights; now, I guess the American public really knows how he feels about them, and the sentiments are not too far off from those of the last President.
Only the faces change; and the policies of every administration, no matter how we vote, become increasingly draconian against We the People.