So it seems that there have been some tensions lately at United States National Monuments. On one hand you have the government closing down monuments that are outdoors, like the World War II Memorial in Washington DC. At the same time many rangers who worked those sites have been furloughed along with other government employees. HOWEVER, at the same time they are using rangers at these monuments to put up barricades and block the public from accessing the sites.
I can understand the need to protect the monuments from vandalism, however how many rangers beyond those already there to prevent access are needed to allow visitors in even on a limited basis?