If they put a sign saying “Rule of Law” on the front of the howitzer, people might not notice any difference between this and other post 9/11 ornaments in DC.
“Nothing to see here, folks – move along….”
The full size photo for the above is at http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=495676211&size=l
The new Patriot System in DC:
Just another harmless decoration on the Smithsonian Mall…
Full size version of the above photo is at http://www.flickr.com/photo_zoom.gne?id=495662822&size=l
Looking at these photos, some people might think about how easily the howitzer (and the other weaponry on the Mall) could be turned at Congress.
Folks don’t recognize that the barrels are already pointing in their direction.
(I took these photos at the “Celebrate Public Service Exhibition” on the Mall yesterday.)