Skip to comments.Park Police Try to Shut Down Mount Vernon
Posted on 10/02/2013 2:46:24 PM PDT by magellan
Stephen Gutowski (@collegepolitico) reported on Twitter the Park Police blockaded the entrances to the parking lots to Mount Vernon. Mount Vernon is not a government site. According the the Mount Vernon web site:
No Shutdown Here
The Federal government may be shut down, but Washingtons home remains open. Mount Vernon has remained a private non-profit for more than 150 years.
Gutowski posted these photos and others to his Twitter feed:
Other photos are surreal. Parking spots along the side of the George Washington Parkway were blockaded too:
And even this small lot:
The thugs are out of control. BTT
Yes having been there; a foundation owns and runs it.
Its also what happens when public servants ignore they are servants to the taxpayer.
These look like new barrycades! Wonder what they cost? Not to mention the costs of putting them up, and then having to take them back down?
Newt visited there today and tweeted about it. Said the park police Barry-caded a tour bus turnaround. Just for spite.
Punch it and let the barrycades fly!
They have employees doing more unproductive work?
And, and!!! Where the hell did they find all these barriers???
Just so stoopit.
Close everything down!!!
Who is gonna guard the National Parks and Monuments and keep “The People” out of their property????
If it’s owned and run by a foundation then why is it being closed?
Good question; I have no idea. Possibly the Park service either helps give the tours; or owns roads going to it? No idea.
But I’m pretty certain a foundation owns the grounds.
are congressional giftshops closed?
are congressional barbershops closed?
if they are open then there is no “shet down”, only posturing.
Dear America, Are you paying attention yet?
This is all ‘in your face’ tactics from Obama, Reid and the rest of those filthy democrats.
You treasonist bastards in DC are playing with fire while standing on a powder keg.
I guess this will not be enough for a Thomas Jefferson moment.
Out government is openly at war with us but only they are allowed to fight.
I’m suddenly reminded of when Mayor Daley seized Meiggs field.
good questions. Wish someone like Greta would investigate.
This is blatantly illegal, blocking access to private property. The ladies should sue the bastards, make them take the barricades down and pay damages and attorneys fees to boot.
We are sending a clear message to the half breed president that we are so chicken we can be thwarted by overgrown saw horses.
Not a snowball's chance in Hell as long as they can watch Dancing with the Stars.
This is where Americans need to start taking their country back. The thugs don’t own Mount Vernon.
Just how many essential personnel did it take to put up those barriers and how many would it take to stand by and let Americans wander around the monuments that they have paid for??
“The thugs are out of control. BTT”
I believe they are close and the Po’ representative have to push the button on the elevator to go from floor to floor.
Be happy that they are over playing an already bad hand. I wonder if they have the nerve to close the Arlington National Cemetery?
Excellent photo of this treasured gentleman vet! A travesty to the 1,000 degree. What must this man think?
This photo of yours should be front page in every paper across the country.
Tea Party folks, rise up and set this DC mob straight. For those close to DC, can you also go join these blessed honor flight visitors?
Keep the faith.
“Just for spite.”
That describes Obama perfectly, spiteful!
The DIMwit DIMocRATs are running scared. Keep on them. Throw the bums out as soon as possible. They are desperate to get you to cower. Resist...resist...resist.
THAT photo alone should have saved us from this nightmare we are living.
i double triple dare them to close down the bike path along the Potomac.
That photo really pisses me off!
it is not YOUR MONEY, democrats/dc believes it belongs to them.
it is not your HOME, DC believes they just let you live there but they own it.
it is not a private business, dc believes they OWN it and you are just a silent slave/partner.
Obama brought slavery back to the usa.
Until King Obama is impeached America is finished.
Great mind really do think alike.
This must be what Obama was referring to when he said he has bent over backwards to work with Republicans. In other words, he has done everything he could to intimidate them into caving.
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Just go anyway. Are they going to arrest people for trespassing?
He didn't build Mount Vernon! I did with my own hands!!
The Mount Vernon Foundation will receive no more donations from this generous giver if they allow this travesty to stand.
Pinging for a potential hitler in the bunker video.
Yes, yes. Fodder for my Explorer!
Arlington is run by the military, not the parks dept.
Obama’s park police attempt to close Mount Vernon, which is NOT federal property.
So why not just move them out of the way?
Sorta like the vets did....
Pick a place. Rebel.
Øbama is screwing with the DAR. If he thought the WWII vets were tough, mama mia!
Did you know his mother was eligible to join the DAR?