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    Exploiting Our National Monuments

    Even as the government he led was building a city named for him, General Washington knew that monuments are for citizens, not governments. He wrote that building them is accomplished “not through the organ of government, as a political act; but in a mode which will best testify the sentiments … More

    Speech Restrictions on National Mall Violate the Constitution

    As the government “shutdown” drags on, Washington’s National Mall remains closed to the general public. Not everyone, however, is forbidden to set foot on the mall. The National Park Service (NPS) has posted signs indicating that certain portions of the mall are closed “except for 1st Amendment activities.” A planned … More

    World War II Veterans Don't Let Shutdown Interrupt Visit to Memorial

    Storming the beaches of Normandy was the real battle. But World War II veterans proved today that they may be retired, but they are not done fighting. As part of the federal government shutdown, all national parks are closed today, including the World War II Memorial. At least it was, … More

    Forests Need Shovels Too

    The left’s big search for ‘shovel ready‘ projects continues. The White House Bulletin reports that New Mexico Sen. Jeff Bingaman, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, “expressed concern that the economic stimulus package lacks sufficient funding for backlogged national park and water projects.” Actually, Bingaman went beyond … More