Everyone who hates America is going to get up in the morning thinking of knocking the Freedom Tower down. The only thing that might deter them? The risk that their target could fall over and hit a mosque.
Religious faith is too important to become a political punching bag. One does not have to like or even respect Islam to believe its practitioners have the right to build a worship center wherever they wish.
I refer to those who oppose building the mosque at Ground Zero as holding an un-American position because the First Amendment stands in their way, yet they still seek the path of the emotional short cut.
What we see in this administration is the most selective defense of religious liberty in our history. Only Muslims' religious liberty is being protected. Only their beliefs are respected by President Obama.
If Ground Zero is a hallowed site, then we must allow all religions to pay their respects there. Can the Republicans and the Tea Party members really be saying that Ground Zero is a hallowed Christian site?
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority just gave its blessing to a disturbing effort to tar the Cordoba Initiative by association with the 9/11 attacks, brought to you by the American Freedom Defense Initiative.
If Newt, Sarah and Glenn were truly so driven to maintain the sacred purity of American "hallowed ground," they can start by campaigning for the removal of the General Robert E. Lee statue of Gettysburg.