Images of the 91 Mississippi World War II veterans, some of whom were in wheel chairs, "storming" the WW II memorial in Washington on Tuesday, despite the open-air monument's closure as part of the government shutdown, said it all.

"I'm not going to enforce the 'no stopping or standing' sign for a group of 90 World War II veterans," said a U.S. Park Police officer, who declined to give his name to a Washington Post reporter. "I'm a veteran myself."

Good for him! Give that man a medal! Washington needs more common sense public servants, especially on at the other end of the National Mall on Capitol Hill.

U.S. Reps. Steve Palazzo of Mississippi and Steve King of Iowa cut the yellow police tape, moved barricades and led the charge.

The sight at the memorial with veterans locked out is a testimony to the idiocy of Washington and big government in general.

The country is $17 trillion in debt, the ObamaCare exchanges opened Tuesday with major glitches that Democrats still cheered, all while Congress failed last night to pass a continuing resolution to fund the government.

Who cares? Well, the American people do!

Since U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz's marathon 21-hour anti-ObamaCare speech on the Senate floor last week, principled conservatives have been winning minds, despite being labeled "terrorists" and "anarchists" by Dems and dismissed by some established Republicans.

The friction in Congress - and the resulting debate in the country - is by design of the Founders.

Yes, one faction of one party in one house of Congress in one branch of government can and should stand on principle if it means a shutdown.

Prior to 1913 when Senators were appointed by state legislatures, the Senate actually scrutinized spending bills to ensure they fell within the enumerated powers of the federal government.

Constitutionally, Sen. Majority leader Harry Reid has an obligation to respect the House when it comes to matters of spending, to at least sit down and conference.

Reid's refusal to have a civil conversation, not the GOP, has cut the lights out.

To dismiss or minimalize Sen. Cruz and the serious movement that is afoot in America to restore Constitutional principles to governing would be a grave error.

Those great Americans at the WW II memorial on Tuesday - perhaps in one final battle - symbolize the political storming of Washington that is under way.

Listen to the people!