Earl Gordon was interned during WWII in CPS Camp 31, Camino, CA, and CPS Camp 79, Provo, UT.
"Well, it's a matter of an importance, of living up to your conscience. I finally made the decision and I was comfortable in the decision. If I had not been granted the IV-E [Conscientious Objector status] I would have gone to prison. So it's a matter of commitment, and a matter of seeing what is truly reality. These wars come and go and they will keep coming and going unless there's some kind of break that my religion teaches me. And I think that my religion, or philosophy of life, is for peace, is for people getting along. Whether it's in personal relationships, the way you conduct a business, how nations treat each other. It's all part of life and the fundamental reactions to experiences are the same, regardless of how they're cloaked. I feel strongly about that. I also feel strongly that it's not for me to dictate to somebody else how they should live their life. The freedom to do as you feel prompted is a very important part of this freedom that we as people experience."
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