The government “shutdown” is a hoax. It is pure theater designed to make life as miserable as possible for Americans while the government keeps collecting taxes, racking up debt expenditures, running foreign wars and doing all the unconstitutional things government does these days. It is now becoming obvious to nearly all Americans that the Obama administration is running a pernicious, punitive, selective “shutdown” that’s designed to hold the American people hostage until Obama gets his way. His “ransom demand” is total capitulation to his demands for endless spending, the total takeover of medicine by Obamacare, and the centralization of power in the hands of the few.
The Obama administration ran a similar gambit a few months back when it started releasing thousands of felony criminals from U.S. prisons, claiming it was forced to do so because of sequestration budget cuts.
Today, the Obama administration has barricaded World War II memorials, shut down access to private businesses, closed parts of the OCEAN, closed tourist viewing areas of famous landmarks and gone out of its way to attempt to inflict suffering and inconvenience upon the People of America. It has punitively blocked access to a private hotel and even kicked people off private lands as part of the government’s shutdown theater.
Preventing tourists from enjoying national monuments
American Thinker magazine reports that, “Feds [are] placing cones along highway viewing areas outside Mount Rushmore barring visitors from pulling over and taking pictures of the monument – and then lying about the reason. That’s right. The National Park Service is trying to prevent people from even seeing Mount Rushmore.”
As the Washington Times reports:
“The Park Service appears to be closing streets on mere whim and caprice. The rangers even closed the parking lot at Mount Vernon, where the plantation home of George Washington is a favorite tourist destination. That was after they barred the new World War II Memorial on the Mall to veterans of World War II. But the government does not own Mount Vernon; it is privately owned by the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association. The ladies bought it years ago to preserve it as a national memorial. The feds closed access to the parking lots this week, even though the lots are jointly owned with the Mount Vernon ladies.”
Click here to read a “rap sheet” of contrived government shutdowns that have been invoked by the Obama administration as punishment for Americans.
Just yesterday, the government was caught in a total hoax of faking a shutdown of the Amber Alert website. The whole thing, much like everything else in the Obama administration, was utterly contrived.
The entire USDA website is now following the same hoax pattern, feigning death even though bandwidth providers never cut off service. This is yet another contrived example of “shutdown theater.”
What the Obama administration wants to keep open, of course, stays open. For example, an immigration rally has just been approved to take place on the “closed” national mall. What’s clear from this is that Obama’s cohorts will magically open federal lands for their own favored projects while selectively closing federal property for projects desired by the People.
I call it “crony shutdown-ism.”