Yesterday (for a short while) the federal government shut down the national parks because of the federal budget. Now I don't really understand why the park service would barricade off national memorials and monuments which are normally wide open parks with no fences except to make a political statement however they did so yesterday.
WWII vets from around the country had traveled to DC to visit the WWII memorial and consequently found it barricaded off.
Which lead me to think, I would dearly have loved to seen those hundreds of WWII vets tear down the barricades and storm the monument much like they did the beaches on D-Day and defy the park police. I would love to see one of the vets on a bull horn announcing to the police and the media that this monument does not belong to the government but to them and they have no authority to block it off. I would have loved to have seen jack-booted thug riot police arresting hundreds of vets on crutches and wheelchairs in front of the news media and then some government official on TV explaining why these vets who bled and sacrificed so much for their country were being treated this way. I would loved to see the PR nightmare this would be for the 0bama tribe.
This also begs the question, why have we let the government come to control us so much, why do we think we need permission from government to access a public park which belongs to 'we the people'
Is it strange to anybody else that if the national park department was unfunded and shut down then who barricaded them off. Did employees come in on their own and volunteer their time to do it ? or did 0bama order police (if you look closely at the tape on the barricades it says "police line, do not cross") to block them off to show the public he was the supreme ruler ?
Oh well what you gonna do, this is what everyone wants, a nanny state.