The lunatics at FreedomWorks have a ripping good idea. To hell with shutting down parks. Close the goddam highways! If you are going to shut down the government, make everyone shelter in place.
Barack Obama is doing the right thing. You don’t bargain with the insane.
Older people are frequently allowed to wander the streets after dark, visiting each other’s homes, even patronizing businesses. Allowing the use of public resources in this manner during a government shutdown sends the wrong message.