The National Park Service has closed privately run marinas, restaurants and inns throughout the country and in some cases even posted guards to prevent Americans from using them during the government shutdown.
However, the presidents orders, that have likely thrown thousands of people out of work, are drawing scrutiny from Congress and don’t rest well with many voters who believe the administration is making the effects of the shutdown worse than necessary.
On Friday, the Pisgah Inn on the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina decided it would buck the Park Service’s order and remain open--only to find park rangers come and block the driveway to the inn to prevent anyone from entering.
The parkway itself remained open, but the administration said all concessions in national parks must shut.
This is what it is like living in a country ruled by a president who appears to be inflexible, dictatorial and mean-spirited.