The Washington Times reports this morning that the organization known as the Minuteman Project has decided they’ll shut their doors in the wake of an increasingly vitriolic climate;
“The mental attitude of many Americans is turning meaner … and we are concerned that this could cause problems,” MCDC President Carmen Mercer told The Washington Times on Monday. “You see aggression surfacing even at the tea party marches. We just did not want to deal with the liability anymore.
“We have to protect the ranchers as well as the volunteers,” Ms. Mercer said, noting the killing on Saturday of Robert Krentz, a prominent Douglas, Ariz., rancher who was shot along with his dog on his ranch by a suspected illegal immigrant who fled into Mexico and remains a fugitive.
A link to the story of that rancher, Rob Krentz, who was shot.
“One time,” Rob said “You know, we’ve personally been broke in once. And they took about $700 worth of stuff. And you know, if they come in and ask for water, I’ll still give them water. I – you know, that’s just my nature.”
I could speculate about the cause of a less civil discourse in the nation, but that would be a worthless discussion. It’s just sad that American citizens who tried to work within the limits of the law to enforce those laws have to terminate that endeavor because lawlessness and hyperbole have won the day.