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Offline muskrat89

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9/11 Memorial Being "Stolen"?
« on: July 02, 2005, 15:28:23 »
I found a bunch of different links that I will post, but the gist of it is that, instead of being a memorial to what happened on 9/11 - the concept has been hijacked and is turning into something else. Some very far-left folks have gotten into posiitions of influence, and are turning the Memorial Site into a political statement. Slavery, the abuse of native Americans... all kinds of things that have nothing to do with 9/11. The head of the ACLU, and the Human Rights First Group are included as academic advisors, and there are lots of other politicos on the Board...

The International Freedom Center, which reportedly will be granted about six times the space that will be allotted to the area where 9/11 artifacts can be displayed, will, according to its organizers, take us on "a journey through the history of freedom." That history is slated to include a look at Native American genocide and the lynchings and cross burnings that occurred in the south under Jim Crow laws.

The IFC also plans to look at Soviet gulags, Hitler's Final Solution, Chinese dissidents and Chilean refugees. All of this sitting atop the hallowed ground where the Twin Towers once stood. Why?

According to Burlingame, it satisfies the agenda of those people "who consider the post-9/11 provisions of the Patriot Act more dangerous than the terrorists that they were enacted to apprehend - people whose inflammatory claims of a deliberate torture policy at Guantanamo Bay are undermining this country's efforts to foster freedom elsewhere in the world."

And what's worse is that the Lower Manhattan Development Corp. is providing millions of our federal tax dollars to these fine folks.

Richard J. Tofel is the president of the IFC. In a WSJ op-ed piece written in response to the Burlingame op-ed, he speaks volumes about his philosophies and the philosophies of his group, by selecting the following quote from Judge Learned Hand. Speaking in New York City, Hand said, "The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the mind of other men and women."

Taken in the context of the 9/11 attacks, there should be no debate about who was right and who was wrong.

Just which other men and women would Tofel like us to understand when it comes to 9/11? Perhaps it's those minds that believe that the U.S. brought on the attacks by executing our foreign policy over the years.

This line of thought has no place at the World Trade Center Memorial. But I will tell you what should be erected instead of this out-of-sorts anti-American debating society that will be known as the International Freedom Center.

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Offline fir_na_tine

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Re: 9/11 Memorial Being "Stolen"?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2005, 15:58:44 »
I thought that the plans for Ground Zero were three things.

They're building the 'freedom tower' which is going to be the largest building.
There is going to be a memorial for 9/11 (the two reflecting pools where the towers once stood)
Then the IFC

If the IFC is really going to be doing that I think that it's very distasteful to everyone . Yes it's important to know about history ( I love history) but not at Ground Zero, the way the articles sound it makes it seem like they're going to try and showcase it to seem like it was their (the USA's) fault. That is shocking and horrifying to me, especially because 9/11 hit so close to home for me.

Ground Zero should be a memorial to all of those who died that day.

Just my 2 cents
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