Monday, July 11, 2005

Why politicians should avoid legislating American history..

Friends of Historical Accuracy regarding the ethnic Japanese Evacuation of 1942

We are often reminded by the Japanese-American reparations movement and the media that President Ronald Reagan signed H.R. 442 into law. Any explanation as to why and how Reagan signed the legislation is never addressed.

The following scholarly piece was written by Tim Maga, Ogelsby Professor of American Heritage, Bradley University and was published in Presidential Studies Quarterly the summer of 1998. It is written in a tone sympathetic to the reparations movement and is not without comments that need clarification. It's worth reading however and provides insight into why politicians should avoid legislating American history…

Read the piece here.

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