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.
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