I found this article someone sent me ("The Forgotten Tyrant: Franklin D. Roosevelt") terribly sad. There are many, many things to criticize Roosevelt for, both as Commander-in-Chief and as leader of the one-party state that was the United States during the 1930s. But, the internment of Japanese-Americans is not one of them. The California delegation, led by its Attorney-General Earl Warren (a Republican!!!!), lobbied Roosevelt to intern the Japanese-Americans; Roosevelt gave in to their demands in the name of bi-partisanship. Warren was appropriately contrite after the fact; but that is typical "great man" B.S. He — and the majority of Californian Republicans — thought it was a grand idea. It is the reason, even now, that people of Japanese ancestry will never vote for Republican candidates in California, unless they are themselves Japanese-American.


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