Can any Americans care to elaborate?
I don't remember at any time during my 23 years of existence of this happening.
How did it happen? Why does it mean all federal parks etc closed? Why does it mean 1 million federal workers are working without pay? What does congress shutting down have to do with federal employees being paid?
What are your thoughts on it?
Personally I see some good in this. At least those career senators like Barbara Boxer, Feinstein and many others are for at least a few weeks, unable to chip further away at your cherished freedoms.