Just as he has with the Lincoln Memorial, President Obama has ordered the We the People website shut down.
The site allows people to create and sign petitions on issues important to them. If the petition collects a certain number of signatures, it will be reviewed by the administration "and an official response will be issued."
The most popular petitions were those begun shortly after Obama was re-elected, as folks started petitions calling for their states to secede from the union. Eventually, petitions were created for all 50 states.
However, anyone wishing to start a petition now, will be met with the following message:
Due to Congress's failure to pass legislation to fund the government, We the People has been temporarily disabled.
As a result, you will be unable to create or sign We the People petitions. Once government funding has been restored, We the People will be reenabled. Petitions that were open as of October 1, 2013 will have their deadlines extended.
While the cost of keeping this website functioning is negligible, Obama's favorite golf course, located on nearby Andrews Air Force Base which obviously costs significantly more to maintain has been ordered to remain open.
Of course, all open-air monuments and memorials have been surrounded with armed guards to prevent the public from visiting them, on-base grocery stores are closed and on Friday, even the Armed Forces Networks which broadcasts sports for our troop overseas has been shuttered.
But, the taxpayer-funded White House vacation spot, known as Camp David in central Maryland has been ordered to remain open for the Obamas.
Obviously, Obama is making certain that this shutdown causes the American people, especially our soldiers and veterans as much pain as possible, while ensuring that he and his family continue to live a life of uninterrupted luxury at our expense.