EDITOR: It's not a Republican thing or a Democrat thing, it's a flat out childish, selfish mess in Ccongress. When you put pride before common sense, group think before honor, and lobbyists before the citizens, this is what you get — a dysfunctional government. People who visit from all over the world are shaming us by showing their children closed parks and monuments that they planned and paid good money to visit. Shame on everyone in Congress.