Protesters gather at Mingo Wildlife Refuge

On Sunday October 6, 2013 citizens gathered at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Stoddard County, Missouri to protest the closing of the refuge due to the government shutdown.

The protesters were met by officers of the National Fish and Wildlife Service who said they were deemed “essential” personnel and were needed to guard the park. ( The obvious question on my mind was if the government doesn’t have the money to keep the refuge open, how come they have the money to pay guards to keep US out?)

mingo3NFWS officers told the crowd of approximately 20 citizens that the refuge was closed but they could protest as long as they kept it peaceful. Protesters would be allowed to cross the barricade but were asked not to go any farther than the officer’s vehicle.

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Of course, your editor brought along his favorite protest flag…the Battle Flag of the Confederate soldier who fought for States Rights and against oppression from an out of control federal government 🙂

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4 Responses to “Protesters gather at Mingo Wildlife Refuge”

  1. Rebel Yell…the South was right…let the rebellion begin anew!

    • I was flying the rebel flag on the jeep and giving a big rebel yell as I drove away. Those that were still talking to the NPS officers said it was so loud that they even got a kick out of it 🙂

  2. “The obvious question on my mind was if the government doesn’t have the money to keep the refuge open, how come they have the money to pay guards to keep US out?”

    I had the same question reading about NC beaches! Great minds…

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