The hatred for this idea is visceral and bipartisan on social media this afternoon. I can’t even muster a hot take to defend it.
How’s this: Considering all the ways in which our country is rapidly declining, it’d be weird if we *didn’t* need depressing permanent barriers to secure Washington at this point.
Freely accessible public landmarks are a sign of healthy, confident civic cultures where the people trust each other and their institutions. God knows that isn’t us.