This is liberty at work.
Those who own the property have the right to have a mosque built.
Those with the skills and know how have just as much right to not build it.
“The means of defense against foreign danger historically have become the instruments of tyranny at home."
"He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
This thread is revealing the cracks in the fault line here.
One side insists it's entirely about freedom of choice, the First Amendment, etc.; it doesn't matter what they do with it; they're entitled to do it and that's all we care about.
But then when some people say "fine, but I'm not going to build it" -- which is a perfectly valid choice to make in a free society -- suddenly it's about MORE than just the First Amendment.
If it were about the First Amendment, period, these individual people choosing not to help build the place would be a non-issue. I don't why anyone whose actual priority is FREEDOM should care.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
This seems relevant.
Ground Zero, if you ask the common person, is a SPECIFIC spot on or next to which this project is not.
[QUOTE=Agent Ferris;1058937608]It's part of the crash site it was struck by the landing gear of one of the planes.[QUOTE]
Ever think that debris... travels? Debris was found a great distance from the respective crash sites, yet that doesn't magically make that place the crash site itself.
A country thousands of miles away with different cultural values etc should NEVER be used as a proxy to determine who gets rights in America and who doesn't. Our constitution/bill of rights is.
Nationalism in high dosages may be hazardous to your health. Please consult a psychiatrist before beginning a regular regimen, and if feelings of elitism and douchbaggery continue, discontinue immediately before you become unable to do so on your own.
In response to the hard hat pledge, I would off my services free of charge on the weekends to help build the place. If only I had skills to offer, unfortunately I don't have construction skills. But I could carry **** for the construction folks!