Americans who love and support this country hopefully are familiar with the founding documents that are the DNA the "promise" if you will, of this great country.
The very first Amendment to the Constitution guarantees more than the freedom of speech. It speaks of the protection of the freedom of religion. It makes the promise that the Constitution will not ever allow restrictions to be placed of the freedom to worship and the free exercise there of?
Evidently in some circles, the ill-informed are unfamiliar with the Constitution and the first ten amendments.
Comparisons have been made to building structures on burial grounds, and many have commented that these analogies do not really compare with refurbishing a former coat factory?
Sensitivities to memorials, like Pearl Harbor or Native American massacre sites, miss the central issue of respect for the sacrifices made by Americans to defend the Constitution.
Is it really your opinion, that only the majority religions should be protected? Or maybe only the religion that are popular?
I'm sure that you agree that when the Constitution promises "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof;"
It offered no caveats, it is simple and direct especially the statement "...or prohibiting the free exercise thereof"
It sounds to me, that to stand up for America, especially those who hope to honor all those who have worked to make this a better country - we should honor the Constitution.
And therefore claims about "appropriate" neighborhood sites, and appropriate types of worship are actually an affront to American values.
There will be no doubt memorial structures and spaces within the rebuilt Twin Towers site? Surely this sacred space will be welcoming to people of all faiths, there should be no religious restrictions on who might spend a prayerful moment there on the site of the catastrophe that occurred on Sept. 11th.