Change of pace from the usual astronomy stuff. I saw the following sign while walking around DC. This is from the Oval park where the National Christmas Tree is usually set up.
So I decided to take advantage of all five of the basic freedoms found therein. First, freedom of religion:
Second, freedom of speech:
Third, freedom of the press. (I didn’t have a good marker, but I did employ some Photoshoppery. It says: Furlough Times, Breaking News, Congress Sucks):
Fourth, freedom of assembly. This is the one that really gets me. If we’re allowed to participate in first amendment activities, why in the name of all that’s holy, is this closed?
Fifth, freedom of petition. (It says “I Am Holding a Sign.”
I saw no signs saying we were allowed to participate in activities related to any other amendment.