By: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
Looks like the Greatest Generation has a spine, which is more than you can say about a lot of Americans and something we are in dire need of. Due to the government shutdown that Harry Reid and Barack Obama have brought down on America, the federal bureaucrats are claiming they have to shut down the National Mall and it is illegal to go there. Illegal to walk up to a monument? Gentlemen and women, you are full of collectivist crap. You are still paying yourselves handsomely, but are punishing Americans because they won’t just let you finish driving us off the cliff into oblivion while selling us into slavery. Well, warriors know no age limit and our wonderful WWII Vets aren’t having any of it:
A group of World War II veterans in an Honor Flight group Tuesday knocked over barriers imposed during the government shutdown at the WWII Memorial in Washington, D.C., to get inside.
As part of the federal government shutdown, national parks are closed. But the group of veterans continued to the monument Tuesday, as reported by Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane:
I love our Vets! They are not going to let a few weak barriers and even weaker pencil pushers stop them. More warriors joined from Iowa as well. The park police are letting the Vets through because they know just how very bad it would look to do otherwise. Listen to this federal weasel:
“We’re looking about how to deal with this in the future,” Park Police spokeswoman Carol Johnson said Tuesday.
I’ll just bet they are. Because don’t ya know it would just look bad to shoot them. They would if they could, mark my words. This is the federal government attempting to ‘punish’ Americans:
The museums that draw millions of visitors to the National Mall closed their doors Tuesday, memorials were barricaded and trash will go uncollected in the nation’s most-visited national park due to the first government shutdown in 17 years.
Visitors found locked doors, black metal barricades and yellow caution tape blocking entrances to popular tourist attractions just hours after the shutdown. Fountains at the World War II Memorial were shut off.
“Why the heck does this have to be closed?” said Deb Cavender, 44, of Ames, Iowa, as she and her husband were making their way toward the memorial.
Tourists took pictures of signs on the barricades that read “Because of the Federal Government SHUTDOWN, All National Parks Are CLOSED.”
One by one, the memorials were closed, along with about 45 fountains maintained by the National Park Service, said spokeswoman Carol Johnson. Pumps will be stopped at the Lincoln Memorial’s long reflecting pool, but it won’t be immediately drained.
Perhaps most noticeable: Trash pickup has ceased on the National Mall and in downtown Washington parks maintained by the National Park Service. In total, 330 workers from the National Mall have been furloughed.
Good for Rep. Steve King (R-IA) who ran interference for the Vets. Sir, you earn more of our respect every single day. You think a few barricades will stop those who gave everything for your sorry asses, you political hacks? Not a chance:
The shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday closed down memorials across the country, including many within Washington, DC. All of those on the National Mall were barred from the public when the shutdown became official. That wasn’t about to stop a group of World War II veterans who had traveled from Mississippi to see the memorial erected in their honor. Undaunted by the barriers set up by Park Police, the veterans and those accompanying them stormed the memorial, drawing the attention of journalists and politicians alike.
According to Stars and Stripes reporter Leo Shane, who took many of the pictures at the scene, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) distracted U.S. Park Police while the barriers were being moved to allow the veterans access. Veterans from Iowa soon followed those from Mississippi, with no signs that the Park Police meant to evict any of them anytime soon. While a Parks official told Jacob Fischy of Buzzfeed that the park remains legally closed, they were “unsure if security tapes will be reviewed or anyone will be prosecuted for trespassing.” Meanwhile, despite their members causing the shutdown, the National Republican Congressional Committee is now using the veterans’ reclamation of their memorial to add email addresses to their mailing list.
Feel that? It is the rumbling of the American spirit stirring to action. The Tea Party, Constitutional Conservatives, the religious Right, Libertarians, Republicans, Conservative Democrats — virtually anyone who is not a Progressive — we are joining hands and we are coming. You are witnessing the birth of the Cruz Conservative Coalition. DC is about to feel a political earthquake that will rock them to the core. Lest you think the only ones resisting you are WWII Vets, think again. They are not the only ones telling DC to stuff it.
From The Blaze:
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) told reporters at the scene she was going for a morning walk when she heard that World War II veterans were being stopped from entering their own memorial.
“I ran over as quick as I could … and I couldn’t believe my eyes,” Bachmann said. “There were all these veterans standing here behind police tape and they are prevented from going in to see the memorial.”
“About maybe eight to 12 of us members, one member had a scissor cut the tape and then we just escorted the veterans in,” she continued. “You should have seen these veterans. They had smiles from ear to ear. They were thrilled.”