Gettysburg Closed

In the never ending effort of the Obama administration to see just how absurd they can be over the fake government shutdown, they have attempted to close down the Gettysburg battlefield.  I say attempted because a lot of tourists are engaging in civil disobedience and touring the battlefield, playing catch me if you can with National Park Service Rangers.  Go here to read all about it.

This of course is all part of a carefully orchestrated plot by the Obama administration:

A U.S. park ranger, who did not wish to be identified, told that supervisors within the National Park Service overruled plans to deal with the budget cuts in a way that would have had minimal impact on the public. Instead, the source said, park staff were told to cancel special events and cut “interpretation services” — the talks, tours and other education services provided by local park rangers.

“Apparently, they want the public to feel the pain,” the ranger said.


Instead of feeling pain the public has had a glimpse into just how mean, petty and spiteful the gangsters currently in power in the White House can be.




I can actually understand why Mr. Obama would want to shut down Gettysburg.  Presidential comparisons can be so invidious:


Update:  Gestapo is the correct term for this type of madness:

Vaillancourt was one of thousands of people who found themselves in a national park as the federal government shutdown went into effect on Oct. 1. For many hours her tour group, which included senior citizen visitors from Japan, Australia, Canada and the United States, were locked in a Yellowstone National Park hotel under armed guard.

The tourists were treated harshly by armed park employees, she said, so much so that some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.

The bus stopped along a road when a large herd of bison passed nearby, and seniors filed out to take photos. Almost immediately, an armed ranger came by and ordered them to get back in, saying they couldn’t “recreate.” The tour guide, who had paid a $300 fee the day before to bring the group into the park, argued that the seniors weren’t “recreating,” just taking photos.

“She responded and said, ‘Sir, you are recreating,’ and her tone became very aggressive,” Vaillancourt said.

The seniors quickly filed back onboard and the bus went to the Old Faithful Inn, the park’s premier lodge located adjacent to the park’s most famous site, Old Faithful geyser. That was as close as they could get to the famous site — barricades were erected around Old Faithful, and the seniors were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door.

The bus trip made headlines in Livingston, where the local newspaper Livingston Enterprise interviewed the tour guide, Gordon Hodgson, who accused the park service of “Gestapo tactics.”

“The national parks belong to the people,” he told the Enterprise. “This isn’t right.”



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  1. Donald McClarey: You might want to peview this post.

    The following is from a letter sent to the secular press:

    The people being evicted from their homes because of the government shutdown are being mistreated. These people are not visitors or squatters. They own the national forests and parks. Each and every citizen owns all public places and waterways in including the WHITE HOUSE, in joint and common tenancy. You own it all and I own it all. This battle was fought several decades ago when the government sent park rangers to “evict” indwellers. The indwellers won in court and it is declared that people have rights to live on their own property.

    SEE: INDWELLERS or contact Brad Dacus at Pacific Justice Institute for information.

    The HOMESTEAD ACT has not been repealed. The HOMESTEAD ACT has just been obscured to enhance the power of the government. Squat on public land and improve it with a house of other structure or farm and you, and you alone, have the option to purchase the land at minimum value.

    If the INDWELLERS had not already won in court there might be some question as to the good will of government officials.

    Harassing the citizens in their daily lives for no reason needs to be addressed in court. This is sheer ignorance compounded by atrocities for power over ordinary people.

  2. Agian, Instapundit: “The people must be punished until the regime gets it way. The House keeps passing bills to fund this stuff, bills with nothing about defunding ObamaCare in them, and the Democratic Senate keeps killing them.”

  3. “…the seniors were locked inside the hotel, where armed rangers stayed at the door.”

    False arrest? Kidnapping? Criminal imprisonment? Violation of civil rights under color of law?

    “…some of the foreign tourists with limited English skills thought they were under arrest.”

    Those foreign tourists had a correct understanding of their plight despite “limited English skills”.

  4. Yes, Micha Elyi: Kidnapping by the state, false arrest and imprisonment without being read their Rights and Codes of law. As one person said: The government sends Rangers to imprison and evict others, but no Rangers to guide and protect. These Rangers are working on our tax dollars. WHO are the Rangers working for? Let the criminal in the White House pay them. Taxation without representation. IMPEACH OBAMA.

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