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Setting the record straight on the selective outrage of the Progressive establishment.
Front Page Magazine by Daniel Greenfield
A little bit of American history. After Pearl Harbor, the naturalization of enemy aliens was suspended for a time.
The myth popularized by the left is that after Pearl Harbor the United States began randomly going after Japanese-Americans because of racism. The actual reality is that the United States began relocating “enemy aliens” in the West Coast, which meant Germans, Japanese and Italians who were not United States citizens. Race wasn’t the issue. Fear of an invasion was.
Executive Order 9066 is what the left loves talking about. And it’s bringing up 9066 in reference to Trump’s comments. But far more relevant are Presidential Proclamations 2525 through 2527.
Let’s start with FDR’s Presidential Proclamation 2525 after Pearl Harbor. It applied to the Japanese, 2526 to the Germans, 2527 to the Italians. But otherwise they were basically the same. Trump actually referenced these on Good Morning America as the basis for his proposals.
WHEREAS it is provided by Section 21 of Title 50 of the United States Code [11 F. C. A., tit. 50, § 21] as follows: “Whenever there is a declared war between the United States and any foreign nation or government, or any invasion or predatory incursion is perpetrated, attempted[…]
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