• Creator
  • Yasui, Minoru
  • Created Date
  • circa 1942
  • Description
  • In this memorandum, Yasui explains the reasoning behind his decision to protest the imposition of a curfew on those with Japanese ancestry and his arguments against the constitutionality of such a law. Yasui states "...as an American citizen, the entire evacuation program was inacceptable to me. The curfew order came first, so I violated the curfew order, knowing that the Executive Order 9066, Public Law 503, and the entire series of General D... more
    In this memorandum, Yasui explains the reasoning behind his decision to protest the imposition of a curfew on those with Japanese ancestry and his arguments against the constitutionality of such a law. Yasui states "...as an American citizen, the entire evacuation program was inacceptable to me. The curfew order came first, so I violated the curfew order, knowing that the Executive Order 9066, Public Law 503, and the entire series of General DeWitt's proclamations would be subject to judicial review. But, the question immediately arises, why did I not protest to further orders. Obviously there a financial limitations, and moreover, it would have been impossible to prevent the evacuation program. Moreover, a series of disobediences and defiances would antagonize and inflame public opinion. The local reservation of the question of the rights of American citizens should be sufficient. The physical aspects of evacuation is bad, but I had advocated cooperation with the physical and... less
  • Format
  • text
    Memorandum
    Typescript
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