“You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again,” Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.
The local Associated Press report quotes Scalia as using a Latin phrase that means “in times of war, the laws fall silent,” to explain why the court erred in that decision and will do so again.
“That’s what was going on — the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot,” Scalia said. “That’s what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It’s no justification but it is the reality.”
Yeah. And thanks to the Roosevelt precedent, we now live in a country where the government gins up war panic after war panic in order to silence the Constitution and impose tyranny in the name of safety. And it doesn’t surprise me at all when Scalia goes along with that crap, as he did in upholding blatantly unconstitutional drug laws..
Why do you think every problem soon morphs into a “War On Something?”