Under last year's U.S. Patriots Act, the U.S. government "may monitor religious and political institutions without suspecting criminal activity to assist in a terror investigation; has secretly detained hundreds of people without charges; encouraged bureaucrats to resist public records requests; can monitor public library records and bookstore purchases; may monitor jailhouse conversations between attorneys and their clients and deny lawyers to Americans accused of crimes; may search and seize Americans' papers and effects without probable cause to assist in a terror investigation; and may jail Americans indefinitely without trial." --from JACL's Pacific Citizen, March 2003.
The elderly Japanese Americans know
though some of the younger ones
have already forgotten:
You can be born in the U.S.,
go to U.S. schools,
be a U.S. citizen,
and suddenly find yourself
labeled a POTENTIAL TERRORIST -
by an executive order from the President.