In 1942 FDR authorized an executive order to place over 100,000 Japanese-Americans, almost half of them children, in internment camps. In 1944 the Supreme Court backed his decision. This leaves me with two questions. First, why are we not more ashamed of FDR for those actions? Second, did this set a precedent for the Bush administration with regards to torture? It seems like the president can change the rules and have the judicial branch back him when it is convenient. If we go after Bush, I say we throw FDR in with him.
Apr 28 2009 - 8:02am