The End of Protests on the National Mall?

National MallActivists are concerned about the National Park System’s plans for the National Mall’s future as it attempts to devise a better way of managing the area, which is basically a National Park and gets so much use that much of the grass is worn down to dirt and some areas are even being submerged during high tide. But activists say that the restructuring plan is just a way to stuff protesters into a designated government pit, so as to limit Freedom of Speech.

I think this issue is amazingly interesting and a true testament to a double sided argument which seems to have valid points on both sides, even if the NPS is some sort of secret front for the government to squash free speech with or if hippy activists have smoked themselves all too paranoid.

Read the Washington Post article »

The National Park System’s National Mall Plan »

The ImpeachBush movement’s view on the story (along with a petition to stop it, were you so inclined) »

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