Saturday, July 09, 2005
The Minutemen have received mixed press since their campaign to patrol the U.S.-Mexican border began. Conservatives have been generally supportive, despite president Bush’s description of the Minutemen as “vigilantes”. Even governor Schwarzenegger of California had kind words to say about them. The leftists predictably wrote the whole thing off as an exercise in organized racism, despite the fact that the Minutemen seemed intent on doing nothing more than helping to enforce federal law. The Southern Poverty Law Center has issued a report verifying most of the leftist’s claims. It documents the group’s infestation with white supremacists from the top down. As these facts become more widely known, I expect mainstream conservatives will begin to distance themselves from the organization.