Skip to comments.“Vindictive” Park Service Inflicting Maximum Pain During Shutdown
Posted on 10/10/2013 9:35:42 AM PDT by george76
Aggressive actions and double standards used by the National Park Service are vindictive and designed to inflict maximum inconvenience and fear among visitors, say Republican lawmakers whose efforts to reopen the parks are gridlocked by Senate Democrats.
World War II veterans were blocked by barricades and armed guards from paying tribute at their memorial last week.
However, the national mall where the memorial is located was opened Tuesday to allow hundreds of illegal immigrants to stage a protest demanding amnesty.
the administration has closed the Mall and memorials to some groups and not others, giving preferential treatment under the law. If its going to be open for some, it needs to be open for all, Tipton said.
A bipartisan House majority voted last week 252 to 173 to restore funding to national parks and memorials, but the Senate has refused to consider this or a half-dozen other funding efforts by the House since the partial shutdown began last week.
The Obama administration willfully disrespected our World War II veterans by barricading their memorial on the National Mall, said Rep. Doug Lamborn, Colorado Republican.
Now the administration is taking down the barricades and welcoming pro-immigration activists to the Mall, Lamborn said. This double standard is part of President Obamas practice of using taxpayer dollars to pick winners and losers.
With 17 percent of the government shut down because of a congressional stalemate over funding Obamacare, the Park Service has selectively targeted closures, whether its an entire park or a public road that passes through a national monument.
Weve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can, a Park Service ranger told The Washington Times. Its disgusting.
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I would have said, "Don't get hauled off to jail and shot."....................
...and I woulda said, "Shelter in Place".
My advice: Take a whole bunch of people with you, as many as possible. That prevents us from being knocked off one at a time, and makes it much more difficult for any trying to stop you and your video phones.
I am wondering how many businesses will refuse service to park rangers after this mess is finally over.
“Dear Park Service Rangers....”
Your cushy job is about to become a living hell - we’ve always been especially nice to Park Servivce personnel - that is gonna’ end.
The National Park Service Ranger that most people are used to dealing with is sitting around furloughed right now. They are not the people who are writing tickets or blocking access. The staff on duty now are mostly “Protection Rangers”...basically they are the Federal police that work for NPS.
I know quite a few NPS personnel who are not “protection” rangers and most of them would like nothing more than to have the parks open for visitors but they aren’t allowed to work right now.
House GOP should drag these “following orders” employees and those giving “the orders” into hearings and EXPOSE them to the country.
Agreed. Thus my tagline.
Well, then maybe they should stand with us, in uniform, and protest or do they care about their jobs more than their country?
If so that’s quite selfish.
Police and military are obliged to refuse illegal orders.
These orders are not illegal. They are just vindictive.
Parks are closed all the time for various reasons. this time its for spite but it isn’t illegal.
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> These orders are not illegal. They are just vindictive.
It is illegal to detain people under armed guard without cause, as the NPS did with the elderly people in the hotel at Yellowstone.
These orders are illegal AND vindictive.
You may be right but it would depend on why they were detained at the inn.
If they were detained for safety reasons, then that wouldn’t be illegal even though it could be construed as vindictive.
You might think it’s illegal. I might think it’s illegal. That however doesn’t mean that ii is illegal.
I assign a healthy portion of blame to the NPS and its employees.
They could have refused, en-masse, to enforce the Spitehouse’s BS directives.
Sadly, I think you are 100% correct.
Thud-bump. Well worth repeating.
These guys are such low scum, honest cockroaches cross the street to avoid them.
The NPS are now Obama’s BROWN SHIRTS!! I will NEVER look at them the same way.