But when we had our "It's gonna happen" meeting on Monday we were told that the orders had come down from the top to make the shutdown as painful as possible. We are run by Obama appointees - THEY are the top, not the House of Representatives.
And I hope everybody took note of the shutdown of the Claude Moore Farm this week. Armed police were sent to remove all staff from the property. Although the farm sits on federal property, it runs completely on private funding and volunteers.
How long before the orders are more onerous? How long until it's escalated? How long will they just keep doing their jobs, just keep following orders?
How much longer are people going to ignore the history of countries like Germany, lost in the belief that "It can't happen here. We're different."
And the question is what do we do about it? It's obvious that our checks and balances have failed - we are already living in a soft tyranny. How do we remove the cancer that is destroying this country?