Hypocritical Silence on Hallowed Ground

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Hypocritical Silence on Hallowed Ground
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 5:42pm

Where are Beck, Hannity and the other right wing hatemongers protecting Hallowed Ground? Oh yeah, this isn't important because number 1 they don't get to bash Muslims and number 2, someone wants to make money on this, so it's ok as far as the right wing is concerned......

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The Gettysburg Legacy - Saying No to a Gettysburg Casino
by Civil War Preservation Trust (videos) 9:15

Filmmaker Ken Burns, author David McCullough, actors Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Lang, Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan Eisenhower and even a haunting score by Oscar-winning composer John Williams made appearances via video at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) hearing this morning in Gettysburg.

Susan Star Paddock, chair of the grassroots group No Casino Gettysburg, turned the Comfort Suites conference room in Gettysburg into a movie theatre for her 10-minute testimony. The professional quality video, prepared entirely by volunteers, is a plea to the PGCB to deny a license for a casino just ½ mile from the boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

http://www.civilwar.org/nocasino

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 9:58am

While I don't have a problem with either one being built where they plan on building them - I don't see them as equivalent. One is a business that could potentially bring many vices to an area - gambling, drinking and all that goes with it - near where men died heroically. One is a community center with prayer rooms meant to serve the needs of the people in that area - near where men and women died heroically.

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:43am
Agreed. The locals don't have a problem with it. Those from outside of the neighborhood do and took to the airwaves to agitate against it. They made a spectacle out of what should have been a local issue. So now, those same protectors of proximity-to-hallowed ground need to make a spectacle out of the Gettysburg issue. If the claim is that the problem is proximity to hallowed ground makes a project unacceptable, well the casino is in close proximity to hallowed ground.

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 11:47am

The BOARD does not have a problem with it, there you are correct.


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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:05pm
I know what you are saying, but here's how I look at it. The people building the community center/mosque are not the ones who perpetrated 911 and should not be persecuted as if they were. No matter how recent or painful the memory of 911, people who did NOT perpetrate it should not be punished for it.

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:26pm

I understand that is how you feel.


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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:51pm

While that's true, I also think most who have such opinions can explain them in a rational way.

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:52pm

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Um, no. I didn't. I said that's where it started...picked up by Fox News and beat to death by their commentators...asking all those "questions," trying to paint Imam Rauf as a radical, questioning the funding because Imam Rauf is supposedly a radical. Then when called on it, the pundits and politicians change their tune to one of "sensitivity," which sounds a lot more palatable to more people, but which in reality is still bigotry because people who haven't done anything wrong shouldn't have to be sensitive...and the only reason people think they should be sensitive is because they are Muslim.

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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:57pm
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:59pm
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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 1:05pm
You may disagree with it, but it is the truth.

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