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Ovation: Chris Cox Mowed The Lawn Around The Lincoln Memorial.


LincolnMemorialGenerally speaking, I’m opposed to vigilantism.  I don’t think there is ever an excuse to take the law into your own hands.  There are even laws against it.  But I have to admire someone who steps in to help when their community needs assistance.  I’ve had neighbors who would attach a plow to their tractor during heavy snowfalls and head on out to plow the road even though they really weren’t supposed to.  Last Wednesday, Chris Cox, a guy from South Carolina who wanted to keep the Washington monuments clean during the partial government shutdown, was seen mowing the lawn around the Lincoln Memorial.

Apparently, Cox bought an old lawn mower at a thrift store and hit the National Mall carrying a large flag and trash bags to empty the overflowing bins.

“The building behind me serves as a moral compass, not only for our country but for the world.  And over my dead body are we going to find trash pouring out of these trash cans,” he said. “At the end of the day, we are the stewards of these buildings that are memorials.” – Chris Cox.

We all could pitch in more often.  We could become active in an “adopt a highway program” or volunteer to pull weeds at City Hall.  At the very least, take a plastic grocery bag with you when you go for a walk around your neighborhood and pick up any trash that you come across.  If everyone was as passionate about caring for our country as Chris Cox it would receive much better care.


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  1. Cox’s action is a metaphor. Congress won’t act, so a citizen steps in to do his small part. I think his act speaks volumes.


  2. I like the way this man thinks! Unfortunately, some govt. official will probably try to take advantage of this to advance their position.


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