Headquarters - The Civil War Store -- for example -- across the street from
the entrance to the Fredericksburg
National Cemetery and the Fredericksburg
Battlefield Visitor Center, has seen fewer customers since the
shutdown. The gates to the historic tourist destination are locked.
Fredericksburg Patch reader Andrew C. Yancey shared his opinion about the shutdown on the Boards:
"I thought that no matter what "party" an individual adhered to, once he/she was elected to office they had a duty to represent all citizens of that district. It is my observation that this doesn't apply anymore. I'm thoroughly disgusted with the current political situation and blame my local, state and national politicians for the mess we are in. When my representative does not want to include my thoughts/concerns in his deliberations, I will always NOT have a voice in my government. That makes me a second class citizen!"
Cheryl Darby concurred:
"I agree. This is the second time in 18 years Republicans have taken all Americans hostage because they, essentially, don't like the President or his policies. This has ceased to be a democracy when a handful of people can bring this country to a halt because of ideological differences. What if Democrats had did the same to Presidents Reagan or Bush 43? Can't you just hear the Republicans if that had happened? Enough is enough. I side with the President on the Affordable Care Act. He should not agree to any defunding. The debt ceiling must be raised. This has been done over 45 times since Reagan's presidency. No one threatened to shut down the government any of those times. It is crystal clear this House has an agenda to obstruct anything this president proposes. They are so angry about the ACA they have decided to make us all pay."
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