The editor of the Washington Reporter offers some compelling historical analysis:
So true! For those unaware of these critical historical events, allow me to represent them in dramatic form.
I. NO TRAILS, NO CRY
Georgia sheriff: “Get out of here by sundown. We want this gold and we will have it. I hear the Ozarks are particularly unpleasant at this time of year.”
Member of Cherokee Nation: “But we have a treaty! And a favorable Supreme Court ruling!”
Sheriff: [sneering] “Where’s your Supreme Court now?” [Cocks musket]
20 ordinary Georgians wielding firearms approach, the wind begins to howl.
Leader of posse: “John Marshall has made his decision, and we will enforce it BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY!”
Sheriff: “Georgia will fully respect the treaty signed by the Cherokee Nation and allow them full sovereignty.”
II. INTERN THIS!
General DeWitt: “Based on Executive Order 9066, I order you removed to a concentration camp.”
Fred Korematsu: “But I am an American citizen! There is no evidence that I am disloyal!”
DeWitt: “A Jap’s a Jap. It makes no difference whether the Jap is a citizen or not.”
[5 citizens, armed with rifles, led by CLIVEN BUNDY SR. approach, and point their rifles at DeWitt.]
Bundy: “Executive order REVOKED! Such exclusion goes over the very brink of constitutional power, and falls into the ugly abyss of racism.”
DeWitt: “The United States Armed Forces are powerless to combat this unstoppable force. Mr. Korematsu, you are free to go.”
Learn your history, ladies and gentlemen.