We’re not gonna take it! Americans use 1st Amendment to storm shutdown barriers

Taking their lead from the veterans who first pushed through the barricades to visit the World War II Memorial, Americans nationwide are defying the federal government shutdown, tossing aside traffic cones and toppling wooden fences to get to national parks and other federal lands that the administration has deemed out of bounds.

As the shutdown hits the middle of its second week, civil disobedience has become a sensation. Some proudly post online photos of themselves overcoming the government’s obstacles, and others use more subtle ways to make their point.

In Arizona, one road-stop inn is quietly giving visitors directions on how to use Forest Service roads to get a glimpse of the Grand Canyon, a national park that has been shut down.

In Washington, D.C., a South Carolina man said he has spent the past week picking up trash around the shuttered Lincoln Memorial, taking the place of National Park Service employees who have been furloughed.

In Massachusetts, Minuteman National Park is closed, but that hasn’t stopped the leaf-peepers from crossing the barricades to watch as autumn blooms in the Northeast.

2 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • VirgoVince says:


  • SpaceVegetable says:

    Of course the Dems shut down all the stuff the average American uses so they can annoy everyone and blame the GOP for all the problems. I saw Obysmal’s new conference while at the dentist Tuesday and all he did was blame the other guys for not negotiating when he is the one who won’t compromise. He seems to think compromise and negotiation mean that the other side gives in to all your demands. Dems seem to have forgotten that they work for *us* and that the national parks and monuments belong to the citizens and not to them. Allowing illegals to demonstrate while restricting real Americans is despicable and reeks of political gamesmanship. I have to wonder if they’ve suspended all the money that goes to other countries and to fund pork barrel programs. I’ll bet they haven’t, since those would not get any points for the Democrats and their low-information voters who only care about their own benefits.

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