"In the twentieth century, the United States government forced 100,000 United States citizens into concentration camps. In 1941, American citizens of Japanese descent were herded into concentration camps run by the United States government. Like the victims of other mass deportations, these Americans were allowed to retain only the property they could carry with them. Everything else—including family businesses built up over generations—had to be sold immediately at fire-sale prices or abandoned. The camps were “ringed with barbed wire fences and guard towers.” During the war, the federal government pushed Central and South American governments to round up persons of Japanese ancestry in those nations and have them shipped to the U.S. concentration camps. ... the incarceration of Japanese-Americans continued long after any plausible national security justification had vanished. ... what if the war had gone differently? What if a frustrated, angry America, continuing to lose a war in the Pacific, had been tempted to take revenge on the “enemy” that was, in the concentration camps, a safe target. Would killing all the Japanese be a potential policy option? In 1944, by which time America’s eventual victory in the war seemed assured, the Gallup Poll asked Americans, “What do you think we should do with Japan, as a country, after the war?” Thirteen percent of Americans chose the response “Kill all Japanese people.”"
by:
David B. Kopel
American author, attorney, political science researcher. contributing editor to several publications
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commenting on whether a tyrannical or genocidal government could occur in America in Book Review: LETHAL LAWS. by Jay Simpkin, Aaron Zelman, & Alan M. Rice, Jews for The Preservation of Firearms Ownership, Inc., 2872 South Wentworth Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53207, (414) 769-0760, 15 N.Y.L. SCH. J. INT’L & COMP. L. 355, 381-382 (1995) citing Gallup Poll released Dec. 20, 1944, question 2, in 1 THE GALLUP POLL: PUBLIC OPINION 1935-1971, at 477 (1972).
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Frightening isn't it? Seems that even now we're still only a short step from the most horrible government sponsored policies that can be imagined. And with population control being a major component of the Globalists and Agenda 21, it's never been more important to be armed, vigilant and ready to defend yourself and your family...5 stars for reality...
 -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    I believe there's a lot of misinformation regarding the relocation camps of Japanese in World War 2, they were not concentration camps they were relocation camps so the population could be dispersed across the continent the Japanese American population was so concentrated on the west coast they were not assimilating in fact a disbursement probably helped the Japanese Americans more than most people realize. the vast majority in these camps had access to jobs, universities and continuing education they were not held behind barbed wire and could move freely in the towns that they were nearby. This continuing missinformation plays into the hands of anti American leftist and professional race baders.
     -- Mike, Des Moines     
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    Today's FEMA camps are modern day versions of the Japanese 'internment camps', and they are ready for the next round of mass incarcerations when so ordered by the President. It can't happen here? It has happened and the US government is ready to do it again. As for the use of the words 'concentration camps,' these were no different than common prison camps.

    Dr. James Hirabayashi, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University, wrote an article in 1994 in which he stated that he wonders why euphemistic terms used to describe these camps are still being used:

    "Let us review the main points of the debate. Over 120,000 residents of the U.S.A., two thirds of whom were American citizens, were incarcerated under armed guard. There were no crimes committed, no trials, and no convictions: the Japanese Americans were political incarcerees. To detain American citizens in a site under armed guard surely constitutes a "concentration camp." But what were the terms used by the government officials who were involved in the process and who had to justify these actions? Raymond Okamura provides us with a detailed list of terms. Let's consider three such euphemisms: "evacuation," "relocation," and "non-aliens." Earthquake and flood victims are evacuated and relocated. The words refer to moving people in order to rescue and protect them from danger. The official government policy makers consistently used "evacuation" to refer to the forced removal of the Japanese Americans and the sites were called "relocation centers." These are euphemisms (Webster: "the substitution of an inoffensive term for one considered offensively explicit") as the terms do not imply forced removal nor incarceration in enclosures patrolled by armed guards. The masking was intentional." The views espoused by Mike from Des Moines do not support the evidence.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    5 stars for accuracy, a GIANT thumbs down for the anti-law / unconstitutional fascist regime that committed such heinous crimes against innocent individuals. Any protester that went public (in the least) was dealt with harshly and contrary to any established rules / laws or civil / criminal procedure. Any semblance of a government of or by law was last recognized in 1912. A government of degenerate man has only increased in stature, power, and anti - law / freedom / liberty / inalienable rights since then.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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