Japanese Internment

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Japanese Internment “Down in our hearts we cried and cursed this government every time when we showered with sand. We slept in the dust; we breathed the dust; we ate the dust. - Joseph Kurihara STOP, imagine sixty years ago the political system differed greatly because it did not follow the constitution and the laws; this model is made evident by the event of Japanese Internment. The Government, U.S officials, and the U.S military were all involved in setting up the terrifying conditions of the internment camps for the Japanese Americans, for the reason of suspending the Habeas Corpus. The nation’s security can be protected without denying the Corpus if there is always a trial and evidence before any decisions have been made, also known…show more content…
The Writ of Habeas Corpus being denied was truly unconstitutional because there was a violation to individual rights; the suspension threatened the common good and the government took decisions without Due Process of Law. The suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus in no doubt at all was unconstitutional, because the event of forcing the Japanese Americans to go into internment camps consisted of no trial, no evidence and suspension of the Writ without Due Process of Law. Tom C. Clark, who represented the U.S. Department of Justice in the "relocation," writes in the Epilogue to the book, Executive Order 9066: The Internment of 110,000 Japanese Americans (written by Maisie and Richard Conrat): “The truth is, the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, and despite the Fifth Amendment's command that no person shall be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law, both of these constitutional safeguards was denied by military action under Executive…show more content…
The individual rights were one of the main violations that happened due to the fact of Japanese American being sent to the internment camps. The Americans began being racist to the Japanese by calling them “JAPS”, which was a racial term during the duration of Japanese Internment camps. “Racial discrimination in any form and in any degree has no justifiable part whatever in our democratic way of life. It is unattractive in any setting but is utterly revolting among a free people who have embraced the principles set forth in the constitution of the Untied States.” (Justice Murphy: Dissenting Opinion). Racism is not needed to put out for your anger; it just ruins the human character, being prejudice to the society, or any human being results in ruining the democracy for all. Deferral of the Writ of Habeas Corpus through World War II is absolutely an unconstitutional action, because it threatened the common good of the Japanese American community. This was a vulnerable event to the common good of the community because, instead of searching for those who did the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941 and punishing them, the government interned all the

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