Minutemen shut doors

| March 30, 2010

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.

Category: Illegal Immigrants

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  1. Claymore says:

    And on the flip side, I invested in an extra $200 worth of ammo last weekend. I’m just sayin’.

  2. OldTrooper says:

    They’re just getting started, Jonn. With this announcement, they will tak it as a sign that their tactics are acceptable and successful, so expect to see more of it towards others.

  3. Claymore says:

    More to the point, I see them taking this legitimate concern and twisting it into an excuse for some draconian measures they’ve been seeking for decades.

  4. Gary says:

    And the criminals win yet again in the new kinder crap hole America is becoming. Thnaks for the change, guess the hope is reserved for criminals.

  5. OldTrooper says:

    You’re probably right, Claymore.

  6. Claymore says:

    Never let a crisis go to waste.

  7. justplainjason says:

    Its kinda messed up with a school like Columbia will let people like Lynn Stewart (disbarred attorney of omar abdel-rahman) and good ol Ammadinajaaab (how ever it is spelled) speak, but when a member of the minutemen tries to they ran him off stage. There have been people fired from city jobs here in KC because they were members.

  8. Cedo ALteram says:

    This is not a good omen. I thought there were a whole slew of “minute men” franchises, all independent of one another though. One does not a wave make(but could).