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Oct 08 2013

Encountering Tyranny at Valley Forge

Obama’s shutdown gambit has provided plenty of poignant symbolism, if only we had a responsible media to highlight it appropriately. Yet another example — Valley Forge, where George Washington and his troops endured extreme hardship while fighting for the apparently lost cause of American liberty:

A marathoner says he was fined $100 for running in Valley Forge National Historical Park during the government shutdown.

John Bell, 56, said he parked his car on Sunday in a remote parking lot, not one blocked by a barrier. Bell, of Chadds Ford, said two rangers were waiting with their car lights flashing when he returned.

Any bureaucrats want to explain how paying people to stake out parked cars so as to issue $100 fines for jogging saves the government money? Given all the pricey bennies received by federal employees, I doubt this is profitable.

On the positive side, if Washington and his men could weather winter at Valley Forge and go on to turn the Revolutionary War around, we ought to be able to endure a few more years of Obama.


Tip and graphic compliments of Stormfax.

13 Responses to “Encountering Tyranny at Valley Forge”

  1. Commissioner of Sewers says:

    Well they do need money for foodstamps for illegal immigrants and welfare checks for the southside of Chicago are not cheap.

  2. Eleanor in Hell says:

    “If Washington and his men could weather winter at Valley Forge and go on to turn the Revolutionary War around, we ought to be able to endure a few more years of Obama.”

    Two boney thumbs up, Dave! 😉

  3. F.D.R. in Hell says:

    I assure you, Babs, if truckers weren’t the life-blood of America, the damn Regime would close all Federal highways.

    Uh, oh… A light-bulb just went on over Lucifer’s head. 👿

  4. JTW says:

    Given this is “your tax dollars at work”, that sign probably cost more than that $100 fine brings in to print, certainly after all the cost of handling the ticketing, filing, checking, reporting, etc. etc.

  5. Chubbs Fletcher says:

    My dad was fined $100 for feeding a raccoon in a national park and said it was the last straw before he headed to south east Asia permanently where he felt more free in a formerly (?) communist country we were once at war with.

  6. Bill T says:

    Meanwhile we have Mariachi’s on the Mall!

  7. Sam Adams says:

    Well, at least someone is employed to make those signs.

  8. Sam Adams says:

    By the way, what will it look like when the government decides to shut down hospitals and clinics?

  9. IslandLifer says:

    Shut it all down!! Let the government eat itself! Pinnochio is lying through his stutters blaming a few republicans for this and warning about the upcoming debt ceiling. Throw this toxic clown in the dungeon!!! He is on his heels, just keep pushing!!

  10. KHarn says:

    “Chubbs Fletcher says:October 8, 2013 at 11:06 am”

    Feeding wild life is STUPID. The feeder risks infection and it creates MOOCHERS dependent on others (Like the national welfare system).

    Your father should have just sucked it up.

  11. Spurwing Plover says:

    Time to totaly run the UNITED NATION sout of america abolish the NAZI PARK SERVICE and had Obama IMPEACHED

  12. dan says:

    Dave …you might want to look at this….
    Catch us if you can, Park Rangers….spine tingles

  13. […] If you mistake the government’s property for the people’s property, you will be punished. […]

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