Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia gave some chilling words to law students at the University of Hawaii during a recent visit there. In fact, his words were so haunting that everyone from Alex Jones to journalists from the Washington Times have reported on them.
The warnings came during a question and answer session, in which Scalia was asked about the Supreme Court’s decision in the landmark case Korematsu vs. United States. This case upheld the convictions of two men, Gordon Hirbayashi and Fred Korematsu, who both violated an order from the U.S. government to report to an internment camp. Scalia remarked that he felt this decision was wrong, and then stated “but you are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again.”
Scalia then quoted a Latin phrase “Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges”, which translated means that “In times of war, the laws fall silent.” He claimed that panic over the war led to the court’s decision back then, and stated, “It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again in time of war.” The Supreme Court Justice did not accept questions from the media; however, his comments have nonetheless been widely publicized.
In the aftermath of his remarks, many people are wondering if they were indeed a foreshadowing of things to come. Conspiracy theorists such as Alex Jones have been warning of the possibility of mass detention in government-operated FEMA camps for years to come. The possibility was also alluded to during Oliver North’s infamous Iran-Contra hearings back in 1987.
So what should people who are concerned about the possible return of internment camps do to protect themselves and their families? For starters, it can be a good idea to do some research on your own in order to determine whether or not internment camps are actually a threat. It can also be helpful to brush up on survival skills and lay in some necessary supplies that can be used in the event of an emergency. That way, should a disaster actually strike, ordinary citizens will be in a better position to determine whether they should trust the government to provide assistance or try to handle a disaster on their own.