Sunday, February 19, 2006

EXECUTIVE ORDER 9066

On Feb. 19, 1942, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066:
Now, therefore, by virtue of the authority vested in me as President of the United States, and Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy, l hereby authorized and direct the Secretary of War, and the Military Commanders whom he may from time to time designate, whenever he or any designated Commander deem such action necessary or desirable to prescribe military areas in such places and of such extent as he or the appropriate Military Commander may determine, from which any or all persons may be excluded, and with respect to which, the right of any person to enter, remain in, or leave shall be subject to whatever restriction the Secretary of War or the appropriate Military Commander may impose in his discretion. The Secretary of War is hereby authorized to provide for residents of any such area who are excluded therefrom. such transportation, food, shelter, and other accommodations as may be necessary, in the judgment of the Secretary of War or the said Military Commander and until other arrangements are made, to accomplish the purpose of this order. The designation of military areas in any region or locality shall supersede designation of prohibited and restricted areas by the Attorney General under the Proclamation of December 7 and 8, 1941, and shall supersede the responsibility and authority of the Attorney General under the said Proclamation in respect of such prohibited and restricted areas.

I hereby further authorize and direct the Secretary of War and the said Military Commanders to take such other steps as he or the appropriate Military Commander may deem advisable to enforce compliance with the restrictions applicable to each Military area herein above authorized to be designated. including the use of Federal troops and other Federal Agencies, with authority to accept assistance of state and local agencies.

I hereby further authorize and direct all Executive Department, independent establishments and other Federal Agencies, to assist the Secretary of War or the said Military Commanders in carrying out this Executive Order, including the furnishing of medical aid, hospitalization, food, clothing, transportation, use of land, shelter, and other supplies, equipment, utilities, facilities and service.
Roosevelt -- considered the greatest president of the 20th century -- did this to U.S. citizens. Today's liberals evoke Roosevelt's memory while conveniently overlooking his disgraceful trashing of civil liberties for American citizens. There was no excuse for what Roosevelt did in 1942. A little history to keep in mind on this 64th anniversary of EO 9066.

4 comments:

John Stone said...

Although it is of exactly zero relevance to the fact of what was done ... do you have any personal connection to the event?

Incidentally, are we not seeing the same thing today? And will future generations look on us as shameful as much as we look at our parents generation?

Anonymous said...

Yes joh, we do.

Anonymous said...

They may criticize but they can't spell.

Larry Litle said...

I found it to be very interesting. Thanks for sharing Ron.