Remember me telling you last week how the Obama administration had ordered the shutdown of all national parks which resulted in barricades and police tape blocking access to the World War II Memorial? Several congressmen and citizens opened the barricades for 91 WWII veterans that had traveled to DC via the Honor Flight program just to see the memorial.
Well, Obama can’t let patriotic Americans in their 90s visit a memorial that was built to honor their heroic efforts so long ago. Not long after the word got out about the veterans gaining access to THEIR memorial, Obama had the barricades restored and this time they wired them together, making it much harder for these honorable seniors to visit their memorial, most likely for the last and only time in their lives.
In his attempts to hurt the American people as much as possible, like he did with the Sequestration earlier this year, Obama has outdone himself.
Would you believe that charter boat captains in Florida have been told that the ocean has been shut down and their access to it blocked. The National Park Service announced that Florida Bay was closed due to the government shutdown. Charter boats make their living taking fisherman out into the ocean to catch the fish of their dreams. But their livelihood along with 1,100 square miles of open ocean have been shut down. In other words, private charter fisherman are not allowed to take their boats out into the open ocean to fish, which does not involve any government employees what so ever.
Additionally, the National Park Service has closed Biscayne National Park to all fishing as well. But what doesn’t make sense is that the Park Service will have rangers working to make sure that no one violates the fishing ban. So let me get this straight. No one is allowed to fish in the national park because of the government shutdown, yet the park service will still have paid rangers patrolling the area to make sure no one fishes? If rangers are still being paid to patrol the area, then why can people fish there? It’s possible that the Park Service may spend more money preventing people from fishing or taking their charter boats out into the ocean than they normally would maintaining the area. It makes no sense whatsoever except that Obama wants to make the shutdown as painful and unpleasant to as many people as possible so he can blame it all on the Republicans.
While closing the ocean to charter fishing boats, the government has ordered Border Patrol agents to stand down and do not nothing to prevent the trafficking of illegal drugs, aliens or even potential terrorists. Shawn Moran, Vice President of the National Border Patrol Council, told Breitbart News:
“It doesn’t matter whether it’s drugs, bodies, or how large the group is, our agents are being ordered to stand down by Border Patrol management. I have received reports from our agents in every single sector from San Diego to the Rio Grande Valley in Texas that they are receiving these orders.”
“They are not being relieved in place, they are simply being told that someone else is being dispatched, but none of us have seen that occur. We are simply being ordered to stand down and stop tracking and trying to apprehend the criminals.”
“Border Patrol senior leadership says the stand downs are a means of addressing budgetary shortfalls and making sure agents aren’t working longer shifts. The Border Patrol has a larger budget than ever, but the agents on the ground have not seen the benefits of an increased budget. The increased budget has not trickled down to the men and women with their boots on the ground.”
“They are placing the budgetary concerns before the security of our border. We have situations where top-level bureaucrats in the U.S. Border Patrol and in the Customs and Border Protection Agency are receiving massive bonuses — some up to $64,000 — for finding ways to reduce the pay Border Patrol Agents receive.”
“Groups that are outside of human trafficking, human smuggling, and drug smuggling are going to exploit these stand down orders as well, not only cartels but illegal aliens from nations that are tied to terrorism.”
In another act of juvenile temper tantrum mentality, the federal government has had police place orange cones along the highway passing by Mt. Rushmore to prevent motorists from pulling into curbside viewing areas of the national monument. No government employees are ever used to man these pullouts, but because the Democrats shut down the government and national parks, citizens are not allowed to just pull off, take a photo and move on.
I’m not sure just how petty the Obama administration will get during the shutdown, but I’m sure we’ll be hearing of more absurd, ridiculous and childish actions on their behalf. They only serve to show just how little Obama and his fellow Democrats care about the American people. They only care about getting their way and pushing their agenda on us whether we like it or not.