USS Constitution
Page 6

March 7, 2008: USS Constitution seen lit up with flood lights at Boston, Massachusetts.

September 4, 2008: USS Constitution being turned around at Boston, Massachusetts. The ship is turned around
at least two times a year to allow it to weather evenly on all sides.

September 4, 2008: USS Constitution being turned around at Boston, Massachusetts.

December 6, 2008: The oldest commissioned ship in the U.S. Navy USS Constitution moored ahead of the newest ship in the U.S. Navy USS Freedom LCS-1 at Boston, Massachusetts.

October 21, 2010: USS Constitution seen underway and firing a 21 gun salute toward Fort Independence on Castle Island, Massachusetts in celebration of the 213th anniversary of her launch (Oct. 21, 1797).

September 25, 2013: USS Constitution seen at the Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts.

September 25, 2013: A sign on the gate of the Charlestown Navy Yard declares that the ship is closed due to a government shutdown. It has been learned that members of the Obama administration have given orders to close high profile sites, including the National World War II memorial in Washington, D.C., a site which is an open air site, normally open around the clock all year. It has also been learned that their instructions are to make things as inconvenient to the public as possible. These Soviet style tactics by President Obama and his administration are not surprising, Mr. Obama in the recent past has used the government as a tool to seek revenge against his political rivals and citizens who don't subscribe to his far left political philosophy. Most notably his administrations use of the IRS to harass and investigate citizens and groups who were only trying to exercise their rights guaranteed under the First Amendment of the Unites States CONSTITUTION, the document for which the ship is named.

The President's unwillingness to negotiate with people who represent half of the country has caused the shutdown, his continued obstinance, arrogance and complete lack of leadership added to the vindictive nature of this President presents a dangerous precedent. His attitude seems to be just do what I tell you to do. The world has seen such tactics used before, always by the worst of the world's leaders. This President can only be seen to have nothing but disdain for the document this ship is named after.

Page 6
Class Overview
Page published Mar. 27, 2009