Happy Memorial Day! It is a great time to be an American once again. We have a U.S. President who operates his government not based in fear-mongering.
We have a country that will create a generation of the children of a Republican economic depression. This means we will create a nation of people who once again know how to save rather than spend every dime they do not have.
We have a country where the Constitution is valued by the executive branch but not so much by the Senate. Much like World War II, we have enough fear-mongering to go around to keep a concentration camp open 90 miles off our shores — just close enough
Here is the question of the day : If America in WW II could keep tens of thousands of Nazis in prisoner of war camps on the mainland of the United States of America, why pray tell can we not keep 100 prisoners of this war in Montana (where they want them)?
Let us examine the issue without emotion. I know the right wing nuts cannot do that because the logic chip was taken out of their heads. But, the rest of America expected the “Big O” to close the joint. Why can the Senate not just close the joint? Here is why : The prisoners are not Nazis!
OK, I get the color issue. I mean, the people there are all the “wrong” color and the “wrong” religion for the Christos fascists so this has to be their two good reasons why they believe that these alleged terrorists cannot be tried in open court. Nevertheless, really, during WWII we kept Nazi SS, Nazi Waffen, Nazi paratroopers, and ordinary Nazis in prison camps all over America! (Hey, we even tried, convicted and hung a few of them.)
Nobody passed a resolution 94 to 6 saying keep them in Europe. We also kept a lot of Italian Fascists in our prisoner of war camps as well. So what is the big deal about keeping 100 prisoners in a brand spanking new prison in Montana? OK, so it is close to “The Dick” (Cheney). Hey, he wanted a war, so he got a war,. Why not keep the prisoners close to his ranch. I think that works for America. As the guy from Montana said, they are not going anywhere.
The Senators who voted no to the American people are saying that they are afraid of the terrorists attacking the prison. Let’s face it, if a bunch of dark-skinned folks showed up in Montana who were not sheepherders someone would notice.
So, America, let us stimulate the economy and turn the prisoners over to prison guards and let the marines get back to doing whatever it is that marines do today.
P.S.: The kid from San Diego was robbed.
Steven J. Ybarra
Steven J. Ybarra JD is a retired civil rights attorney who operates a consultant company in California. He is a member of the California Democratic State Party and is Chair of the Chicano Latino Caucus Voting Rights Committee and a long time political activist. Contact Steven at: [email protected] This article is copyright by Steven J. Ybarra JD, originally published in www.Hispanicvista.com but permission is granted for reprint in print, email, blog, or web media if this entire credit paragraph is attached.