posted on October 03, 2013 09:44 :: 439 Views
Here's what I shared via Facebook Tuesday: People being told they can't even hike through a park, drive through the CMR in Montana, or hunt at wildlife refuges. WWII vets being threatened with arrest if they want to see their memorial. None of those actions require one single federal employee to be on duty. A guy in the GF Trib says he is basically "guarding the mailbox." Even in the midst of a supposed shutdown- the long, overreaching arm of the federal government continues to slap the American people in the face.
Here was one of the articles I was referencing from The Great Falls Tribune.
(h/t @WarSails on Twitter)
Per The Daily Caller, Mark Levin said it best: You lay one damn hand on a WWII vet, I’ll bring half a million people to DC [VIDEO]
So why are all of these barricaded being placed in front or our memorials when monuments and memorials remained open during previous shutdowns?
The Daily Caller also has this:
Although President Obama claims that he can’t avoid shutting down public sites and monuments, war memorials were in fact kept open during the 1995/1996 government shutdowns. The administration’s decision to barricade the Lincoln Memorial marks the first time in its history the memorial has been totally off limits to visitors during a shutdown.
Barricades went up in national parks across Washington, D.C. Wednesday, including the Lincoln Memorial. This, too, was unprecedented.
And, from Politico:
LET THE PROBING BEGIN: House Republicans have already started probing the decision by the Obama administration to close off Washington's World War II monument in an effort to turn the videos of veterans in wheelchairs pushing past barriers to visit the site into a defining image of the government shutdown. House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa is "in the early stages of examining it," spokesman Frederick Hill told POLITICO. Darren Goode has more: http://politi.co/1a0kdJ6
Fox News First has this:
The takeaway - As long as the discussion is about how Obama is administering the shutdown and the decisions his administration is making about what to close and what to leave open, the president will feel pressure to negotiate. And as long as Senate Democrats are forced to refuse to fund programs Americans love, they will be applying pressure to Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to do a deal.
“In all the years I have worked with the National Park Service … I have never worked with a more arrogant, arbitrary and vindictive group representing the [NPS].” – Anna Eberly, managing director of Virginia’s Claude Moore Colonial Farm, talking to the Washington Free Beacon about the order for the reenactment site to be closed during the partial government shutdown, despite the facility not receiving any federal funds.
Thursday, October 03, 2013 8:36 PM
Here again it is all about an arrogant man flexing his control muscles over folks he knows it will hurt the most.
Closing military commissary's on which military members depend for their groceries is only one example. Rather than seeking a compromise and leading the country forward, he demands we bow down to our master in the White House just as he bowed down to the Saudi King. President Obama is no king! I served in our military forces twenty five years doing my small part to defend our liberties and I bow to no one. He was hired to lead our country and were he employed by a private corporation, it is my opinion he would be fired for the job he has done so far.
This president is now picking and choosing which parts of the Obamacare law he will enforce, giving breaks to himself, the congress, and his contributing cronies. It should be applied equally or not at all.