"You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again."
~ Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on WWII internment camps

Yes, he said it: a sitting Supreme Court judge predicts tyranny in America.

Why? Scalia cited a Latin phrase meaning "in times of war, the laws fall silent." Speaking of the internment of Japanese-Americans, Scalia said: "That's what was going on – the panic about the war and the invasion of the Pacific and whatnot. That's what happens. It was wrong, but I would not be surprised to see it happen again, in time of war. It's no justification but it is the reality."

That reality is here and now: the all-seeing NSA, threats to imprison journalists, and the prime evil behind it all – the ever present threat of war.

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