Posted by Eric Peterson
On October 3rd,  Jim Wilkins re-enacted Gov Ralph Carr, saying he based his talk on the book “The Principled Politician”, by Adam Schrager.  The talk went through his life as Governor, how he refused to give in to "Jap Fever" and the issue of the interment camps during WWII.  While Governor Carr felt very strongly that it was not right to intern American citizens, he did agree to take Japanese Americans because he felt they would be better treated in Colorado than neighboring states.   It was reported that neighboring states had threatened to kill any Japanese sent to their state.  Wilkins concluded with how we as Coloradans should be proud of this past governor, who refused to give in to bigotry and lost his next election for Governor as a result.