The Fallacy of a Government Shutdown, the Reality of Freedom Lost


“The last federal government shutdown lasted for 35 days in December 2018 and January 2019. The fallacies and realities of it are worth recalling, since it will not be surprising if we experience the same “drama” and “crisis” in the autumn, when the currently funded federal fiscal year draws to a close at the end of September 2019.

The fact is, the shutdown was all smoke and mirrors, with most of the government employees in place and running the bureaucracies and departments that live to harass us all. Only a minority of federal workers was actually sent home.”