Today is a Day of Remembrance for Japanese internment during World War II. It has been 75 years since the issue of Executive Order 9066. After the attack on Pearl Harbor, Japanese-Americans were thrown into internment camps because of their race. The camps were closed in 1944 not long before the war ended. The government didn’t issue any kind of apology until 1988.
Now, we have a bigoted President Donald Trump who wants to register Muslims. It’s not internment camps yet, but he did try and ban Muslims from certain countries.
During the campaign, Donald Trump suggested that we make the Muslims register into a database.
Trump’s supporters use Japanese internment as a way to try and justify this ridiculously discriminatory policy idea.
One surrogate, Carl Higbie, said this about it on Megyn Kelly’s show:
“Look, the president needs to protect America first, and if that means having people that are not protected under our Constitution have some sort of registry so we can understand — until we can identify the true threat and where it’s coming from, I support it.”
She rightly pointed out that immigrants are supposed to be protected when they come here.
We can’t let history repeat itself, guys.
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