How long do we have to hear about the Japanese internment camps?
A Democrat president did it 75 years ago to protect millions of citizens in this country from possible attacks from suspected subversive elements already in this country but sympathetic to their native Japan.
At the time, it was just common sense, but in this day of political correctness, common sense and reason and judgment have gone out the window. Look at mob-like and violent antics of some anti-American groups in our country now that defend Muslim and other refugees coming here. They give much preference to non-citizens over the safety and security of existing U.S. citizens. There are real possibilities of terrorists infiltrating refugee and immigrant groups coming to this country. Look at what is happening in Europe, especially France, Germany and now Sweden, not to mention certain cities in the U.S. that have terrorist sympathizers in them already.
I empathize with the internees and what they went through, but had they been interred by their own countrymen as suspected American sympathizers their fate would have been far worse. The atrocities committed by the Japanese towards enemies and captives were terribly brutal and previously unreported until Bill O’Reilly exposed them in his book “Killing the Rising Sun.”
Let’s dwell on the good that America has done, not only here at home but also abroad. It’s called positive thought. Constant complaining and victimhood are counterproductive.
C. T. Ripley