Speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi wants to investigate those who oppose the Mosque at ground zero.
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.” (h/t Kristinn)
Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million “Cordoba House” have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as “un-American.”
I would be surprised if there were a money a trail to be found. The objections are pretty much grass roots objections, and those on forefront don’t need money to make their voices heard. Democrats and Pelosi in particular have demonstrated that they have hard time understanding grass roots though.
The real truth though is that these investigations are to be used as a weapon.
One has to ask, “Does the 1st amendment apply to some and not others?”
I guess that only the First Amendment rights of Muslims are sacred to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi — not the rights of the 65-70% of Americans who find placing a mosque on the site of a building rendered unoccupiable by debris from the 9/11 attacks to be insensitive and inappropriate.
Olbermann references the Nazis and Godwin’s law invoked once again.
While I understand his point that maybe the Mosque/Community center isn’t as big of deal as some have made it out to be. We don’t have a right to demand that they don’t build it there, and the Muslim community has every right to build it at that location. Folks also have the right not to like it and to complain about it, and the Muslim community could build it some where else if they had intentions of building relationships among New Yorkers.
I think Nancy Pelosi has a point that it really is a local issue, We who aren’t there have no understang of the geography there. However I do object vehemently to her suggestion that there needs to be an investigation of where the money is coming from for this story to get so much traction. It speaks not only of an abuse of power, but also of the lack of understanding of the issues. There is no formal bought and paid for conspiracy, and there has been little demand that government actually intercede. While there is no right not to be offended, there is also a right to be offended by the action of others. For her to suggest that there should be an investigation offends me more than any Muslim community center ever could..