Re: “Standing up means never having to say sorry,” (TNT local viewpoint, 11/27).
It’s ironic that this viewpoint column would be published on the same page as the Leonard Pitts op-ed about fake news. The columnist is correct about the local internment of Japanese Americans in Puyallup but is wrong about German Americans continuing to enjoy their freedoms “without hindrance.”
Some 11,000 German-Americans were jailed; most of them were nationals. (Some Italians are included in that number.) The Spokane City Jail was used to detain them. The reason there weren’t more was that by World War II, the German population in the U.S. was more than 1 million and though internment was considered, it was rejected as overwhelming to manage.
The foremost duty of a president is protection of this country’s citizens and borders, The commander in chief should use this power to ensure anyone entering this country is not here to cause harm. I just watched HBO’s documentary about the Boston Marathon bombing, and incidents like that are what our government is trying to prevent.