As we approach the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the Twin Towers, I want to reflect on what that big hole in the ground at Ground Zero means.
What does it mean when no memorial has been built commemorating the loss of nearly three thousand Americans in a heinous unprovoked attack?
What does it mean when no construction has begun to replace the buildings of business and commerce that used to be there?
What does it mean when imams and New Yorkers want a mosque built a block away?
What does it mean when America’s leadership in Washington supports an Islamic house of worship to tower over the hole in the ground created by Islamic extremists’ hatred?
What does it mean when New York City’s leadership forgot just how horrendous that beautiful morning on September 11, 2001, turned out to be?
What does it mean when children lost parents, parents lost children, people lost loved ones whom other people not directly affected want to forget?
One needs to look no further than that empty hole in the ground to know just how far America has sunk. There are no words for the disappointment I feel as an American….disappointment
….in the President,
….in New Yorkers,
….in the mayor of New York,
….in the Islamic moderates in this country who insist on remaining silent,
….in the Americans who remain silent,
….in the politicians who preach tolerance for those who would destroy us,
….in the political elites believing a mosque at Ground Zero expresses religious freedom,
….and mostly in the Americans who allow our enemies to demean fellow Americans in the most detestable ways.
Unlike the seven-story hole in the ground in Lower Manhattan, the depth of my disappointment in our leadership and some parts of society for what they have done to America knows no bounds.
I’d like to know what you think and feel about that empty space in New York.