History shows why government can't be trusted

Published: June 28, 2013

Before we jump on the Barack Obama “trust us to protect you” bandwagon, consider Franklin D. Roosevelt's executive order in 1942 “protecting” us from Japanese-Americans by rounding up thousands of them and sending them to “relocation centers” in five states for nearly three years. Another more distant “trust your government” example is the treatment American Indians got under the guise of “preventing conflict” with white settlers, especially since the tribes were occupying land that the settlers wanted!

Without trying to seem paranoid about Big Brother, how much of a stretch is it to be labeled a danger to the government by those in power and be relegated to the same, or worse, fate as the victims in the above examples?

John Turnbull, Wellston

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