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House Proceeding on Feb 12th, 2007 :: 1:44:39 to 1:48:35
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Darrell E. Issa

1:44:13 to 1:44:39( Edit History Discussion )

Darrell E. Issa: public can visit 365 days a year that we will in fact prevent this from happening again. and with that i would yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman

Mazie Hirono

1:44:39 to 1:44:50( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: from california. mr. berman: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm pleased to represent our new colleague, the gentlelady from hawaii, ms. hireono, for three minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady

Mazie Hirono

1:44:39 to 1:48:35( Edit History Discussion )
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Mazie Hirono

1:44:50 to 1:45:04( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: is recognized for three minutes. ms. hirono: thank you, mr. speaker. i rise in support of house resolution 109. today we will be taking action on two related matters, house resolution

Mazie Hirono

1:45:04 to 1:45:17( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: 122, earlier debated, and this resolution. one of the lowest points in american history occurred 65 years ago when the constitution and civil rights of 120,000 persons of japanese ancestry were

Mazie Hirono

1:45:17 to 1:45:31( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: trampled upon by their own government. under the cloud of war, hysteria, falls rumors and racial bigotry fueled racial misconduct that led to the uprooting of innocent aliens and citizens alike

Mazie Hirono

1:45:31 to 1:45:43( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: in one of the worst wholesale infringements of constitutional rights in the 21st century. as a consequence, thousands of persons of japanese ancestry were forced by their own government to

Mazie Hirono

1:45:43 to 1:45:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: dispose of their property, businesses, farms and possessions for pennies on the dollar, if anything at all. families were split up and sent to different relocation camps. educations were

Mazie Hirono

1:45:57 to 1:46:18( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: disrupted and careers abruptly terminated on only a few days' notice. wholesale violations of basic constitutional rights were committed in the name of national security. yet not a single

Mazie Hirono

1:46:18 to 1:46:32( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: act of is he digs of espionage by any of the evacuees were ever proven in any court of law. to the contrary, the historic exploits in the 100th battalion and 42nd region national combat team proved

Mazie Hirono

1:46:32 to 1:46:47( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: that patriotism was not skin deem. the psychological and emotional pain of this experience was so deep that many evacuees never talked about their experiences for decades. many who were directly

Mazie Hirono

1:46:47 to 1:46:57( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: affected by the order live and work among us still. a member of my own congressional staff, my deb ute chief of staff, was born in a relocation camp. her family was then relocated to michigan.

Mazie Hirono

1:46:57 to 1:47:12( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: ironically to permit her college-educated father to assist in the war effort. many more, of course, suffered personal losses and tragedies, more traumatic and devastating. by recognizing

Mazie Hirono

1:47:12 to 1:47:26( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: the historical significance of the pinedale assembly center and by observing the day of remembrance called for in the earlier house resolution 122, we say to the nation and our fellow citizens

Mazie Hirono

1:47:26 to 1:47:42( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: that america can never forget this horrible tragedy. while it directly affected one segment of our population, the ramifications to all americans are profound and no less relevant today as

Mazie Hirono

1:47:42 to 1:47:55( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: we wage war in iraq. the constitutional rights of all americans are in jeopardy if any group of citizens can be persecuted without legal justification. we must stand vigilant and alert by any

Mazie Hirono

1:47:55 to 1:48:07( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: attempt of any group or the majority of americans -- the speaker pro tempore: the gentlelady's time has expired. mr. berman: mr. speaker, i yield the gentlelady an additional two minutes. ms.

Mazie Hirono

1:48:07 to 1:48:22( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: hirono: thank you very much. to overstep the bounds of the law for expediency or for claims of national security during war, the protection of our constitutional rights of all of our citizens

Mazie Hirono

1:48:22 to 1:48:35( Edit History Discussion )

Mazie Hirono: require continued vigilance from awful us. i yield back the rest of my time. thank you. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from california is recognized. mr. issa: i've already yielded

1:48:35 to 1:48:55( Edit History Discussion )

back. mr. berman: i yield back, mr. speaker, the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the question is will the house suspend the rules and agree to house resolution 109.

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