Today marks the 19th day that the United States (US) government has been partially closed with some 800,000 federal employees furloughed from their jobs without pay.
In lieu of any Executive action preferring the employment and the payment of federal workers over erecting a wall along the border with Mexico, it therefore becomes clear that the options before affected federal employees have narrowed: support for President Donald Trump and their continued paylessness; rally against their idleness; or demand to return to work.
Silence from furloughed federal employees is an endorsement of their predicament. The exercise of peaceful civil protest is a message to the Trump administration that American lives and livelihoods are much more important that any permeable wall along the southern border. The people and the workers must be heard.