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June 15, 2009

Government May Seize Land for Islamic 9/11 Memorial

The gargantuan mihrab the government has scene fit to construct as a memorial to Flight 93 for some reason requires 1,500 acres of highly valuable, resource-rich land. The people who own it may not want to sell, considering many regard the memorial as a tribute to the hijackers, not the heroes who prevented them from crashing to plane into the Capitol or White House. But that's okay, the government can just seize the property:

The federal government issued an ultimatum … to people who own land designated for the Flight 93 memorial in Western Pennsylvania: They have one week to reach an agreement on the sale of their land or the government will initiate proceedings to seize it.
The order came hours after Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter (D., Pa.) met with people who own 500 acres in and around the Shanksville area, where Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, and with victims' relatives eager to see the memorial built in time for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks.

Here's a little reminder of the grotesquely inappropriate design our moonbat rulers have settled on:

According to the National Park Service Fact Sheet on the Flight 93 National Memorial:

By law, lands may only be purchased from willing sellers for the Flight 93 National Memorial.

But rule of law is so pre–Hope and Change.

Hat tip: Just a Regular Guy. On a tip from Antara.

Posted by Van Helsing at June 15, 2009 7:58 AM

Comments

I WON'T AND NEVER WILL! But, if they do build it, somebody, someday will blow the damn thing into an enormous smoking hole you would be able to see from the moon with a pair of cheap binoculars.

It would be a bad idea to live within 10 miles of this future blast.

Posted by: SnowSnake at June 15, 2009 8:18 AM

Why does this "Memorial" require 1,500 acres?

Posted by: Gregory of Yardale at June 15, 2009 8:25 AM

Where is FoxNews on this?!?

Posted by: Kek at June 15, 2009 8:30 AM

Right kek, there should be a nation-wide, hell a global outcry against this insanity. I felt sick just reading it.

The intentional dishonoring of the memories of the brave and true heroes of 9/11 just keeps going and going.

Really, really terrible :(

Posted by: Antara at June 15, 2009 8:47 AM

There's cash behind this sedition somewhere.

Posted by: Fiberal at June 15, 2009 9:08 AM

http://www.nps.gov/flni/parkmgmt/upload/tomtancredo.pdf

Posted by: Anonymous at June 15, 2009 9:23 AM

There's cash behind this sedition somewhere.

Posted by: Fiberal at June 15, 2009 9:08 AM

Check with Soros et al.

Posted by: FREE at June 15, 2009 9:58 AM

A monument to pork , what irony .

Posted by: Katya Kakhov at June 15, 2009 10:11 AM

I hope it colapes and blows a cool million dollars for obama and his hoods

Posted by: SPURWING PLOVER at June 15, 2009 11:51 AM

This lunacy makes about as much sense as erecting a Shintoist/Buddhist temple above the resting place of the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor! Are they going to include a statue of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia so Obama can go by and bow down whenever he wants? In saner days, the treasonous vermin who would have suggested such an undertaking would have been tarred, feathered, and run out of town tied to the front of a locomotive.

The reason why they want 1500 acres appears obvious. They don't want adjacent landowners erecting a competing patriotic memorial in memory of the heroes of Flight 93, or, as an insult to Islam, having a pig farm next door (not a bad idea). If the heavy hand of government is used to forcibly take the land from the landowners who are unwilling to allow this travesty to go forward, just another piece of our freedoms will be chopped away by Maoist Hussein Obama's administration.

Posted by: PatriotsofFlight93 at June 15, 2009 12:26 PM

This is why I hate Liberals more each day.

You have to ask: "Are they really that stupid, or are they doing this delibratly to piss us off?"

Posted by: KHarn at June 15, 2009 2:28 PM

KHarn,

Yes.

Posted by: Gregory at June 15, 2009 6:59 PM

Take a moment to look at the full plan, not just the composites. It's actually a beautiful tribute:

http://www.paulmurdocharchitects.com/projects/flt93.htm

Posted by: Anonymous at June 15, 2009 9:42 PM

A lot of our NATIONAL PARKS was land seized from those who owned and lived in the area one is SHANANDOA NATIONAL PARK seized from origional owners

Posted by: Flu-Bird at June 16, 2009 1:08 PM

SURE YOU CAN TRUST THE GOVERMENT JUST ASK A INDIAN

Posted by: turu the terrible at June 16, 2009 9:49 PM