Closing of Colonial Farm, Which Receives No Government Funding

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from The Gray Area:

It is the administration’s responsibility during times of government funding shortages to make the decisions about what functions of the government are open and which are not. The report below represents another example of how the Obama Administration uses politics, instead of what is best for the people of the country, to make decisions. The administration wants to do the most public harm in order to add pressure to the opposition to do what the Administration wants. Little things like this, multiplied around the country, purposely direct pain at local people that have no reason to even feel the pain of the government shutdown. There will be enough pain for people if the shutdown negotiations drag on, the President doesn’t need to create more. Dispicable! Just be a leader and do the right thing on occasion. Is that too much to ask.

from The Washington Free Beacon,

Fox News’ On the Record reported Thursday on the government shutdown leading to the ordered closing of the Claude Moore Colonial Farm, a Virginia park that sits on federal land but receives no resources for maintenance or operation from the government.

The Washington Free Beacon first reported on the government’s shutdown theater in ordering the closing Wednesday.

The National Parks Service said there were “no exceptions,” despite managing director Anna Eberly explaining the farm had upcoming events. The parking lot was barricaded and police were sent to escort people off the property.

“We don’t cost them a penny to operate, nor have we for a long time,” she said. “Why wouldn’t you leave us open? Why wouldn’t you allow people to visit a national park?”

The farm was allowed to stay open in 1995 during the last government shutdown. Eberly said the closure had already cost the farm $20,000, and if it didn’t re-open soon, it would never open again.

Reporter Griff Jenkins said that must make her and her co-workers upset.

“Yeah, we’re pissed,” she said.

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