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Denver Post Letters To The Editor – Behind the barbed wire of the Japanese internment camp at the Heart Mountain Internment Center in Wyoming, several men received their duty reports. It was 1944 and they were drafted.
After the bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the United States feared that further attacks would be carried out by people of Japanese descent living within its borders. FDR issued Executive Order 9066, ordering the military to relocate Japanese descendants to internment camps. A month later, Congress passed Public Act 503 in support of the law. More than 120,000 people were displaced from their homes in remote displacement camps. Two-thirds of them are American citizens.
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—U.S. Citizens of Japanese descent – Ineligible for service By 1944, the war machine was turning so fast
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Although they are now being held against their will in concentration camps, they have once again qualified.
Kiyoshi Okamoto founded the Fair Play Commission, a group dedicated to supporting the constitutional rights of practitioners
Frank Amy leads a group of hundreds of followers in the camp and finds the battleground in the draft: FPC members refuse to serve until their citizenship status is clarified and the Selective Service is desegregated. Removed
“I believe this bill is not for me. I quit out of proper order. I concentrate in a fairly disorganized way. I have been deported from my home country without legal formality. “All trades affecting me are based on unconstitutional interpretations without due process.” – Kiyoshi Okamoto, Draft Letter of Resistance
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When the group was formed, they issued a proclamation announcing their intentions and motives behind it. Amy helped mobilize Okamoto’s constitutional protest. The FPC’s first bulletin quoted Abraham Lincoln as saying, “If a majority by sheer force of numbers deprives a minority of its constitutional rights, it may morally justify a revolution.” In their second manifesto they stated that the denial of constitutional rights could not wait until the end of the war, and that their intention was not to revolutionize but to clarify their rights. In his third bulletin of March 1, 1944, he opened with the familiar words:
“No one shall be deprived of law, orderly life, liberty, or property, nor shall private property be taken for public use without compensation.” – Article V of the US Bill of Rights. “Slavery or involuntary solitary confinement shall not exist in the United States or in any other place within their jurisdiction, except for a crime for which the parties are duly punished.” – Article XIII of the US Bill of Rights.
Therefore, we feel that until the members of the FPC unanimously resolve at their last public meeting to restore all our rights, all discriminatory features of the Selective Service are abolished, and steps are taken to remedy past injustices, either by judicial pronouncement or by act of Congress. That the present program of preparing us from the concentration camps is unjust, unconstitutional, and contrary to all principles of civilized usage. Therefore, we as members of this gaming committee decline to participate in physical examinations or participate in instruction when summoned by order to argue this issue.
James Omura of Denver-based Rocky Shimpo was the only person to report on the subsequent arrests. One of the nine men at Heart Mountain refused entry. By the summer of 1944, 63 people had been arrested. Soon after, 22 more were jailed.
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In the 1944 mass trial, 63 men were convicted and sentenced to three years in federal prison. They refused to be heard by the Supreme Court. Fair Play Commission leaders were convicted by the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals in 1945. Omura was charged but ultimately acquitted under First Amendment rights to the press.
Sixty-three were released in 1946 after serving two years, and the rest were released on Christmas Day 1947, when President Truman pardoned all wartime resisters.
Photo of President Truman with former members of the Nessie 442nd Fighter Squadron at attention on the Ellipse: 07/15/1946 (ARC 199390)
While members of the Fair Play Commission opposed the draft, others embraced it. The Japanese American Citizens Association actually asked the government to reopen the draft in early 1943
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