HST on America, Not the First Time

Assorted self-described liberals are up in arms against President Trump’s recent executive order banning refugees and nationals of certain countries.

But really this is nothing new and, what’s more, something very insignificant compared to what some of his predecessors were able to get away with.

To illustrate, here is a quote from Kingdom of Fear by Hunter S. Thompson.

But this is not the first time civil liberties have been eroded in the face of national crises. Abraham Lincoln suspended the Great Writ of Habeas Corpus, Woodrow Wilson had his Palmer raids and Franklin Roosevelt interred Asian American citizen for no reason, other than their national origin.

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