On Tuesday, Vince Sullivan of Mainline Media News reported that since the "government shutdown," twenty tickets have been issued at Valley Forge National Historical Park outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
One man, a 56-year-old jogger, said that he "had no idea the park was even closed," and had been jogging at the park for 25 years. He saw that there were barricades at his normal parking spot, so he parked in another location. When he got back to his car, he said he "was surrounded by two ranger vehicles with their lights flashing,” He said that he had never encountered a park ranger at Valley Forge before.
John Bell said,
“I felt like I was a terrorist.”
A lawyer is representing Bell pro bono. He said in part,
“As a lawyer, I can say that while the government in Washington is shut down, due process and the Constitution are not...”
National Break The Government Barrier Week
A peaceful protest at Valley Forge is being planned by the patriot group, Citizens for Liberty, as part of the "National Break The Government Barrier Week" effort as previously reported by the Examiner,
Citizens for Liberty is "hosting a rally and march to say NO to the forced closure of Valley Forge National Park."
Co-founder of the group, Steve Piotrowski, created a public Facebook invitation for Sunday, October 13. The invitation says in part,
"What would George Washington do if the British tried to shut down his encampment in Valley Forge? He'd resist! They paid the price for Freedom, and now its our turn to honor them."
Piotrowski has previously "broken the barrier" at Valley Forge, posting some videos here.
"This is civil disobedience in action. No violence. Just patriots walking through their parks that they paid for. Our Founding Fathers did it, Rosa Parks disobeyed unjust and immoral laws too, and so can we!"
Godspeed, Citizens for Liberty!