Re: Sometimes Terrorists can be Unimaginative
From: Roger Schlafly (rogersc1_at_mindspring.com)
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 23:20:06 -0700
"Joe Peschel" <email@example.com> wrote
>> The article does not say that the Japanese land was confiscated.
>> It does say that they were compensated by a 1948 law, and by
>> later laws.
> It says:
> the Japanese American farmers had to sell their
> property in a matter of days, for pennies on
> the dollar.
They could sell it, or lend it, or lease it, or leave it alone. They
did have choices. Americans who were drafted into the army
would have had similar choices.
> In other words, the Japanese had no choice. If they didn't sell their land
> prior to internment, who do you think did sell it?
I think that there was a govt agency that would sell or manage the
properties for them. The Japanese would get the proceeds. I don't
know the details -- I am not an expert on this.
The point is that the land was not "confiscated". There is a lot of
misinformation in this thread.
>> Why bring your America bashing here?
> This is not about American bashing.
It is just ignorant America bashing. Get the facts, and take them
to a forum that addresses such issues.