It is a well established fact that the new aristocracy in Washington, and points left, looks askance at the fumbling yokels that make up the electorate that they must oversee.
The Elites currently in power believe that they have the only true path forward, and we are just too stupid to stay out of their way. They must deign to lower themselves, occasionally, to pat us on the head and explain what they must do, for our own good, even if it is painful....
I hate being patronized.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Members of the "ruling class", you need to be reminded of who you are and who you work for.
The letter below, in addition to being extremely patronizing, shows just how out of touch so many of you are. You have absolutely no sense of propriety and no interest in the hearts and minds of the people that make up this great nation.
We were wounded on 9/11. We rose up, we healed and we went on, but a scar still exists at the site of the wound. You would ask us to put aside the memories of all those that died to embrace the construction of a building that the majority of Americans would never have reason to visit. We were ALL involved in the pain of that horrible day. We were all wounded. The area and the site belongs to every person in this country that watched those towers burn.
Where do we go to honor our heroes that died that day? It is so condescending of you to suggest that just because a person is opposed to a certain building in a place of national significance, that that person doesn't agree with the freedom of worship. It's not the religion, it's the total lack of sensitivity to a part of the soul of America that should remain a memorial.
This memorial will be off limits in the interest of "Global and Cultural Understanding"
YOU do not understand.
I pray, Ms. Mikulski, and Co, that in November you come to understand very well.
Dear Darla. I wrote to my senator, Barbara Mikulski, expressing my opposition to the mosque which is being pushed forward at Ground Zero. Here is the entirety of her response by email:
Thank you for getting in touch with me about plans to build a mosque in New York City. It's nice to hear from you.
On May 25, 2010, a New York City community board voted to support a
plan to build a mosque and Muslim cultural center near Ground Zero. The
Manhattan Community Board also approved plans for the Cordoba House to
include a performing arts center, swimming pool, culinary school and
child care facilities.
I believe that America must work to foster better understanding between
our culture and the Muslim world. We need to build communities both
here and abroad that think globally and encourage citizens to
experience different cultures. Our nation has benefitted greatly from
the free exchange of ideas.
I want you to know that I am fully supportive of the separation of
church and state. The government should have absolutely no say in what
religion people choose to practice, as long as they practice it without
jeopardizing anyone else's rights.
I am also fully supportive of the right of all Americans to worship as
they choose. This right is guaranteed by the First Amendment to the
Constitution, and I'll fight to protect it.
Again, thanks for contacting me. Please let me know if I can be of assistance to you in the future.
Barbara A. Mikulski
United States Senator
Again, please visit my Webform at http://mikulski.senate.gov/Contact/contact.cfm