Hawaii right to fight Trump’s travel ban
With all due respect, I totally disagree with Gordy Fowler, who criticized the efforts of Gov. David Ige and Attorney General Douglas Chin in fighting the travel ban imposed by President Donald Trump (“Fighting travel ban wastes money again,” Star-Advertiser, Letters, Oct. 9). Hawaii has always been in the forefront of protecting our residents’ constitutional rights. It is particularly appropriate in this case, given the large immigrant population of our state.
The travel ban is in reality based on religious grounds, disguised as a means to protect our country from the citizens of the banned countries.
Have we forgotten how President Franklin Roosevelt (for whom I have the utmost admiration for his social programs) signed Executive Order 9066, which led to the internment of hundreds of thousands of Japanese-Americans and lawful