Veterans locked out of open air memorials. but "closed" parks opened for illegal aliens. We can see what the true priorities of this administration are. No limit to the hypocrisy, double standards and unequal enforcement of the laws to favor certain political groups.
Except that the BS is the stuff deep_value_investor posted. He has created a false issue. The "rally" did not occur in any of the open air memorials. Veterans are free as the people who attended that rally to engage in organized protests on the Mall. Indeed, it is likely that some of those people were veterans. A government shut down does not shut down free speech rights. It does shut down National Parks, Landmarks, Memorials, and Museums.
From an article about the rally: "The National Mall was officially closed because of the federal shutdown, but organizers said they were able to gather on the public space after representatives of the National Park Service told them First Amendment uses would be allowed." Bottom line, freedom of expression is allowed in the open areas of the mall. That means that Veterans should be allowed to protest the failure of the House to pass a clean budget resolution that has shut down monuments. Feel free to test that out. Better still, feel free to ell your congressman to push for a clean budget resolution and increase in the debt limit.
I certainly agree that our national parks, monuments, and museums should be open to the public, and that Congress should set about negotiating a budget that both the House and the Senate can agree on.
Even though isolated barricades with "closed" signs remained on the National Mall on Tuesday, the setup for the immigration reform rally said otherwise.
A giant stage with lights and an "Immigration Reform Now" banner was set up in the center of the mall, along with three large portable screens.
On one side of the mall, more than 100 porta potties were set up for protesters who will attend the rally today.
He's been culturally motivated and now functions entirely out of his limbic system.. If he were higher brain ordered he wouldn't have suffered from contempt prior to investigation.. This is one of those meme productions inspired by the cultural dumbing down movement of the GWB-CHENEY media group. No scientific method evidenced in his speculation.. did he have monitors at each of the national parks along with Immigration enforcement from shield? I don't thinks so.. but we must humbly thank him for his psychological input racially impaired as it is..