Hawaii under martial law was ‘military dictatorship’ (1941-1944)

The funny thing about history is its tendency to repeat itself.

“In declaring martial law, all forms of civilian law were suspended.  An entire new system of justice and order was instituted and controlled at the absolute discretion of Lt. Gen. Short — the newly declared “Military Governor” of the islands.”

via Hawaii under martial law was ‘military dictatorship’ (1941-1944) – Police State USA.


Gratuitous Linkage – 2010-11-21

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