Glad they serve
What would the people who have had nothing good to say about the way officials handled the Mount Carmel affair be saying if after the first negativisms were communicated, the local, state and federal authorities packed up and went home (about day two or three of the ordeal)?
People should be grateful the officials didn’t leave. That action would have left Ma, Pa, Sis and Jr. to quickly figure out what to do.
Be grateful, people we no longer live in a time when the only time the law got involved was when the homesteaders couldn’t handle the problem themselves. Some places are still like that.
There have been times, not long ago, when law officials determined a situation was too threatening to help those who needed help.
James F. Roberts III