… The learned are mere literary drudges.
William Hazlitt (1778–1830), English essayist. “On the Ignorance of the Learned”
A Tucson, Arizona ad hoc civilian patrol was about to begin roving patrols to spot illegal border-crossers coming from Mexico, because the Bush administration wanted to look the other way in order to help business use cheap labor.
This “minuteman” group appears to have been a successful threat since the administration announced it would deploy more than 500 additional Border Patrol agents to Arizona to deter illegal immigrants from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Last year approximately 1.1 million illegal immigrants were apprehended entering the United States.
However, the president is not pleased. How dare they want something contrary to what the president would like? He has called the Minuteman Project a bunch of vigilantes.
With this administration, the protection of business comes before the protection of citizens. You would have thought the conclusions of the 9/11 Commission would allow the Bush administration to see the error of its ways – of course that is impossible for a president who does not make mistakes.