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Quote Of The Day

“We congratulate the Landmarks Preservation Commission for promoting our nation’s core values and not letting bias get in the way of the rule of law.

“The free exercise of religion is one of America’s most fundamental freedoms. For hundreds of years, our pluralism and tolerance have sustained and strengthened our nation. On 9/11, religious extremists opposed to that very pluralism killed 3,000 Americans. Those fanatics would want nothing more than for our nation to turn its back on the very ideals that make this country so great.

“For those who have sought to ban the construction of the cultural center, we must remember that our precious ideals extend to all Americans, regardless of creed or color. We see the center as a monument to pluralism, symbolic of America’s commitment to religious freedom.

“Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and Community Board 1 should all be commended for standing strong and supporting the cultural center in the face of pressure.”

ACLU on the “Ground Zero” Mosque

3 Responses to “Quote Of The Day”

  1. Brent Friar says:

    I often disagree with the ACLU, but they seem to have nailed it this time.

  2. CalebC says:

    Slightly off topic, but while reading up on Ground Zero Mosque opinions and reactions to the decision, I ran across this site:
    Mosque at Ground Zero Adding Insult to Agony

    Generally I’m not to surprised this sort of opinion out there, but it did make me sad to see it under an Atlas Shrugged banner.

  3. Caleb,

    Pam Geller is an anti-Muslim bigot who has shamlessly hijacked the name and injury of a novel that she has not the slightest understanding of

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