Penned by my Governor in an OP-ED to NYT.
My favorite quote is at the end, which means that you’ll have to read his entire essay to completely comprehend the context. “fear can be overcome”. Yes, they can. Governor Inslee includes in his patriotic reminder that:
America has been swayed by fear before. And we’ve lived to regret it. My home is on Bainbridge Island, a small island across Puget Sound from Seattle. It was the first place in the nation where Japanese-Americans were subjected to President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Civilian Exclusion Orders. These Washingtonians were marched to the docks by soldiers and sent to internment camps.
We have behaved badly in the past. Let’s be nicer to our neighbors in the future.