If parks are not funded, how can they be out “working”?
Exactly. Congress did nothing to order a “shutdown”. The Executive Branch is operating under the Anti Deficiency Act which means it cannot SPEND without Congressional Authorization. SPENDING for park police to “shut down” something that is NOT spending government dollars is in defiance of the Act they are operating under. Tell that to the Park Rangers that Obama is turning into enforcers of illegal actions; some of them have to be reasonable.
Get this. The Navy/AF game is being played. But Navy was told they couldn’t take their trainers. However, the had the money to hire local high school trainers. Where did that money come from?