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The Japanese Internment

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Submitted by Rick (United States), Jan 1, 2005 at 11:35

Fact: Approximately one-third of Hawaii's WWII population was composed of ethnic Japanese-American citizens.

Question #1 to Mr. Pipes or Ms. Malkin : Why weren't Hawaii's Japanese-Americans interned, whereas the far more isolated and vulnerable U.S. mainland (predominenly West-Coast) Japanese-American were? Internment of the Hawaiian vis-a-vis the mainland Japanese-Americans exposes the hypocrisy and moral relativism now so common on The Right. ...

Question #2 to Mr. Pipes and Ms. Malkin: What happened to most of the property of the mainland (West Coast) Japanese-Americans? Any venture as to what this stolen property, especially in California, is worth today?

I also found the following statement by Mr. Pipes to be amusing and in error: "Also encouraging, the survey finds the more people follow TV news, the more likely they are to support these common-sense steps." TV news (both network and cable) in the U.S. has in my opinion degenerated into a dumbed-down form of quasi-entertainment and is a joke.

BTW, did any of you contact Sen. Daniel Inoue regarding his opinions? ...

No matter what mitigating statements are put forth by you or Ms. Malkin, the internment was morally wrong and a black mark on this country's history.
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