Congress has voted to “retroactively reimburse” Federal employees who were furloughed during the government shut-down. Here’s how Alabama’s Reps voted on HR. 3223 (yea votes to reimburse, nea not to reimburse):
Meanwhile, the Fed is picking and choosing who can and cannot use closed parks and recreation facilities. WWII Vets are refused, but illegals immigrants are welcome. One Democratic Congressman (who was arrested for obscuring traffic during the pro-amnesty protest), Rep. Luis Gutierrez, previously stated that
I have only one loyalty, and that’s to the immigrant community.
So while supporting the Southern people and culture is considered racist, a serving public official who pledges loyalty exclusively to non-native peoples (or races) is not.
The shut-down has also sparked interest in the return of Federally-held State land. Sen. Mike Lee of Utah expounds it beatuifully: