The Mosque Issue

No matter where you stand on the issue of the Islamic Center they want to build near Ground Zero, I’m sure of one thing: You are sick of hearing about it. Me, too.

I have to admit, I do find the choice of location for the Mosque to be suspicious. Under no condition do I believe that such a suspicion equates to a valid reason to prevent the building of the Center.

First, the Islamic Center does not wish to build at Ground Zero. It wants to build a couple blocks from Ground Zero. Close, to be sure, but not at the site of the World Trade Center buildings themselves.

Second, if you disagree with the choice to build the Mosque at this location, you have every right to have your voice heard. If you have no opinion either way, you have every right to have your voice heard. If you fully support the building of the Center, you have every right to have your voice heard.

Third, no matter what your opinion is about the building of a Mosque or Islamic Center (or whatever it is going to be called), the fact is they have every right under the United States Constitution to build it there. No matter if you or anyone else finds the building offensive, it is a matter of their First Amendment rights to build the Mosque at this location or any other. The completion of this building does not in any way infringe upon your rights, and thus should be allowed as a requirement of the Free Speech and Freedom of Religion guaranteed to us by our Constitution.

Lastly, preventing the building of the Mosque means that, to some degree, the terrorists that designed and carried out the 9/11 tragedy win. By using that event as an excuse to not allow freedom in our Great Nation you have allowed those terrorists to have caused us to change how we run our country. Isn’t that what they wanted, us to change our ways? Well guess what…if we do not allow this building to be completed, we’ve changed our ways.

Don’t let the terrorists win. You don’t have to be in favor of the Mosque being built at this site. That is your right. But I say let them build it anyway. That is their right.

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