Walls of Washington

Walls of Washington

“Security concerns have transformed Washington, taking a city envisioned as the physical embodiment of the openness of American democracy and turning it into a garrison town that is increasingly inaccessible to the general public.”

“And there are almost certainly more changes yet to come. The attempted assassination of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in Arizona last weekend is already spurring talk about giving individual lawmakers security details or making their public meetings and town halls more difficult to get into, all in the name of security.”

“How free can a society be when its elected officials are kept further and further away from those they represent?”

— “Walled-Off Washington,” Yochi J. Dreazen, National Journal.

 

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One Response to “Walls of Washington”

  1. Mike Licht Says:

    Update:
    “GOP Rep. Wants to Enclose Congress in Plexiglas,” Brian Montopoli, CBS News.

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