Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Dear Ms. Pelosi

Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi has called for an investigation into who is “funding” the outrage over the siting of the mosque at Ground Zero. Here’s my response in the form of an open letter.

Dear Ms. Pelosi,

I see that you’d like me investigated. Bring it on.

I favor freedom of religion, as guaranteed to me as an American citizen. I am in favor of allowing places of worship (any kind) to be erected in appropriate places. I even believe that it MAY be legal to build this particular mosque at the site requested. I’m not sure about that, but let’s assume it.

All that is fine, but there are other matters involved. Like it or not, Many (maybe most) Americans are still hurting over that attack at that site. Another fact is that the attack was carried out by muslims. The connection is hard to miss. American sensibilities are offended by this planned building on that particular site. Personally, I find it to be morally reprehensible and outrageous.

Do they (the planners) have a right? Maybe. Do they have a responsibility to be sensitive to New York and America? You betcha.

Then there is the matter of the Greek Orthodox Church that was previously standing when the towers came down. It ended up under much of the rubble from the towers. It does not look like that will be rebuilt. Why not? Is there some form of politically correct mumbo jumbo that justifies this? All over the country, congregations get turned down for building permits. It happens regularly. Some of the rejections are reasonable. Many are suspect.

You state that there are people “ginning up” resistance to the mosque being built on this site. We don’t need to be ginned up. Nobody has given me a nickel and I am not part of any organized effort in any way. I don’t need to be. I can get outraged on my own.

Investigate all you will. What you will find is a concerned American veteran who loves this country, deplores what you are doing to it, and thinks that the mosque at that site is a very poor idea.

Thank you for taking the time to read my missive (as I know you have). Your personal comments are always welcome here.

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