Monday, May 02, 2005

Overheated Times

My favorite line in this overheated editorial from the LA Times is this:

Saying that the armed volunteers who have been patrolling the border with Mexico for the last month have done a "terrific job," [Schwarzenegger] all but invited them to come to California. What's next: Will the governor encourage vigilantes to combat street crime?

You know, I don't as a general rule endorse taking the law into one's own hands, but there are times to consider exeptions to that rule. When the Federal Government is shirking its duty to
defend the border, the Minutemen and their talk radio supporters are at the very least drawing serious national attention to the issue. And if law and order were to break down in my town, I wouldn't mind a few vigilantes taking up the slack.

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