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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Monument closures un-American

- - Sunday, October 13, 2013

What is happening to our beloved nation? Barbed wire and sealed gates at our national monuments, parks and other public venues? This looks like something heretofore seen only in Third World countries ruled by despots. Is that what we're becoming?

Is our government now striving to inflict as much pain and inconvenience on America's citizens as possible? Shame on the president, elected leaders and appointed bureaucrats instigating and supporting such demeaning tactics. Denying Americans access to their most revered and beautiful facilities for purely political reasons — grandstanding in the most repulsive manner — is beneath contempt.

AL BEYER

Ashburn, Va.