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way viewing areas were coned off.
“It’s all closed up,” the newspaper quoted North Collins, N.Y., resident Hilde Werneth as saying. “They won’t even let you stop and take a picture. You can only drive by.”
Jim Hagen, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism, said the situation is hurting people from out-of-state and international visitors who are in South Dakota to visit the monument.
“They won’t even let you pull off on the side of the road,” Hagen said. “I just don’t know what they’re trying to accomplish.”
A spokeswoman for the National Park Service in Omaha confirmed that the monument is closed, but she said she didn’t have details about cones. A message left at Mount Rushmore was not returned.
That is a big hanky. Do they all have colds?
Can we still fly the flag?
Sing the national anthem?
Look at the "purple mountains majesty"?
Pay close attention to all of this, folks. This is what tyrants do.
This is what dictators do.
This is what controlling central authorities do.
This is what police-states do.
This is what small, petulent, bitter, spiteful, resentful, cowards do.