Capitol Police Employ Razor Wire to Foil Sledding by Group of Preschoolers

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Originally Published in The Federalist

This time, “cancel culture” has come for pre-schoolers. This past Sunday, the nation’s capital had its largest measurable snowfall in two years.

In prior times, children who wanted to enjoy the wintry weather would flock to the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building, whose gentle slopes make for some of the best sledding or snow tubing in greater Washington. The event has become so commonplace that four years ago the Architect of the Capitol (the real “AOC”) published guidance and tips for anyone wishing to partake in this winter tradition.

But instead of frolicking children, anyone who dared venture near Capitol Hill this weekend would have found a much more intimidating sight: Two separate layers of fencing, topped with razor wire, prohibiting entry for “unauthorized” guests:

The scene represents the virtual fortress that has erupted in Washington since the Jan. 6 Capitol riots — a sad commentary on modern American society.

District Officials Want to Open Up

Somewhat surprisingly, local leaders in the District of Columbia, most of them Democrats, finally found a lockdown they wish to end.

Because weather forecasts had predicted snow for several days, congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton released a statement requesting permission for children to sled on the Capitol grounds. She noted that beginning in 2015, she has had inserted specific language requiring the Capitol Police to open the Capitol grounds to sledding (yes, the security state tried to stop sledding at the Capitol after 9/11, and yes, Congress had to act to stop the insanity)

Full Article by Christopher Jacobs at The Federalist Found Here




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