are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again."
Court Justice Antonin Scalia on WWII internment camps
Yes, he said it: a
sitting Supreme Court judge predicts tyranny in America.
Why? Scalia cited
a Latin phrase meaning "in times of war, the laws fall silent."
Speaking of the internment of Japanese-Americans, Scalia said: "That's
what was going on the panic about the war and the invasion of the
Pacific and whatnot. That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not
be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification
but it is the reality."
That reality is here
and now: the all-seeing NSA, threats to imprison journalists, and the
prime evil behind it all the ever present threat of war.
"War is the
health of the State," said the namesake of our sponsoring organization,
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