There was an interesting letter in the WSJ this morning wondering why even unattended, standalone features in national parks are closed down because of a lack of funds while the Park Service seems to have enough money to put up barriers and post guards. Anybody want to guess?
Pay attention to what has already been posted and avoid asking what has just been answered. Specifically "even unattended, standalone features ..." need to be protected.
But the Park Service is not spending money! Nobody is ordering up the production and delivery of material for new barriers. Only labor is involved. Those individuals are deemed "essential", such as police officers, are required to report to work and will not be paid. They are forced to volunteer their labor to protect our national resources.
Basically it is forced labor, and is just one more disgraceful aspect of this absurd action by a small percentage of right wing political fanatics in Congress supported by the likes of you (i.e., folks who do not pay attention to detain and cannot seem to relate cause and effect in any valid manner).