The Ground Zero criticism brings into focus the basic thought of those against the real estate development: Property rights go out the window. Sarah Palin wants to persecute the real estate developers whose land she does not own. Peter King, John McCain, John Boehner, and Carly Fiorina have all lined up on the side of persecution. Palin places persecution ABOVE rights: “We all know that they have the right to do it, but should they?” Being against rights is being for persecution, Sarah.
Those who view this land as “hallowed ground,” like Obama, want a permanent cemetery there, but they don’t own it either. Anyway, the 9/11 sacred ground psychology should be rejected. It’s time to move on. Get over it. Let the trauma subside. Let the wounds heal. Let those who own the land rebuild. Let them erect whatever monument or plaque they see as fitting. Your death on a particular spot doesn’t give your heirs or anyone else ownership rights over that spot. Viewing 9/11 as a social and/or political event affecting the American people also does not confer a property right to Ground Zero on them as a collective or through their political institutions. Neither does it confer property rights upon critics, over parcels of land located away from Ground Zero, based upon the religious affiliations of the owners and developers of such parcels.7:31 am on August 18, 2010 Email Michael S. Rozeff