I can see the press release blaming the victim now...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
A 29 year old, liberal plant intent on stirring up trouble at a college campus is now demanding that your federal tax dollars be used to protect him while he advances his socialist agenda.
With full knowledge of the policies and practices of University of Mississippi and twice denied admission; James Meredith demanded protection from a group of his fellow Mississippians exercising their constitutional rights of assembly & protest.
It’s bad enough that the federal government is trampling on the sovereignty and customs of the Magnolia State with their jackbooted tactics. Why should you the American taxpayer have to pay for 500 U.S. Marshals as well as 70th Army Engineer Combat Battalion because Meredith is receiving the attention he so desperately craved?
Why did he pick a school where he knew he would meet resistance? A simple internet search shows that he has had a long history of agitation.
Meredith manufactured this controversy. You shouldn’t have to pay for him to advance his anti-American and anti-Mississippi views.
I can only dare imagine how 2012 would of spun the entire civil rights movement.