Skip to comments.WTC Flag Raising Petition gathers over 40,000 Signatures in Four Days!
Posted on 01/19/2002 2:42:43 PM PST by Jeff Head
The online petition protesting the proposed plan to create a "culturally diverse" and "politically correct" statue of the 911 WTC Flag Raising continues to gather signatures at a very fast pace. Signatures passed forty thousand (40,000) just as the petition reached four days of activity and continue on at this hour. This despite an announcement by New York City and the New York City Fire Department Management indicating they will scrap plans to modify the statue.
To understand why signatures continue to pour in, one MUST understand the outrage that people feel regarding this blatant attempt to revise history for political purposes, and one must read the entire petition. The two points made in the petition to the City of New York and to the New York City Fire Department read as follows:
Perhaps the best individual comment from the petition itself in this regards, which drives home the feelings that are typical of the tens of thousands signing the petition is the following, from signator number 11497 of the petition itself:
"WHAT A PATHETIC NATION WE HAVE BECOME when we have to alter history, and the TRUTH, to accomodate bleeding heart liberal, blood sucking interest groups. I am of hispanic origin, my parents were born in Puerto Rico, but i was born here, in the land God himself chose to be America. So what if the firemen who raised our glorious flag were white, they were AMERICANS, showing cowards we cant be pushed around. If you poor unloved, misunderstood crybabies want to be represented in the monument, take a close look and see that you are, in the flag itself. The glorious flag that will wave long after we're all eaten by worms. Political correctness has become morally and politically incorrect. Wake up and smell the coffee before we destroy ourselves. signed, an AMERICAN."What the politicians and the planners are missing is the depth of the emotion and the commitment to principle being displayed by the people protesting their plans. The emotion is deep, the commitment is rock solid ... do not trifle with it.
Thousands of our countrymen and women died in a viscious and dasterdly attack by enemies of all we hold dear. Liberals, Conservatives, Blacks, Whites, Hispanics, Irish, Brits, Canadians, Far Eastern, Native Americans ... the reach of this issue cuts across all political, ethnic, and economic boundries. You politicians and planners and administrators and ideologs trifle with and ignore that fact at the peril of your political and "professional" careers ... and well you should.
Many of you have shown by even considering such a proposal to change the events depicted in the flag raising that you are not worthy of the public trust in this author's opinion. May you all be shown the door so that individuals who see clearly that the time for political correctness and political driven notions of diversity are past.
A new time has been rung in. It was rung in on the horrifc explosions at the World Trade Center, at the Pentagon and in a field in Pennsylvania. It was rung in on the cataclysmic thunder of the collapse of the twin towers. It was rung in on the heroic efforts of tens of thousands of emergency workers, firemen, policement, volunteer citizens, our national guard and armed forces. It was rung in on the prayers and and outpouring of sympathy and aid of millions of everyday Americans. It was epitomized by the raising of that flag. IT IS A TIME TO BE AMERICANS.
We are a diverse people, but in America we are also supposed to be a united people. Now we have found the reason, once again to unite. No political correctness or other personal, ideological, political or self serving agenda will stand in its way. That flag, the one those three firemen raised, represents everyone of us. The politicains and planners had best look to the flag itself to see all races, sexes and cultures represented that come together to make us all Americans.
So, I urge all to continue to have folks sign this petition. Email, voicemail, snail mail, in your halls, at your coffee breaks, on your lunch breaks, over your fences ... by phone, by word of mouth ... spread this word and lets amass numbers so great that the message of American unification and the DEATH OF POLITICAL CORRECTNESS is so overwhelming, so over powering that no one will mistake it, or dare ignore it.
The picture on the petition is not displaying at the petition site because the traffic to the server where that picture resides has been so great, just for the link to the one small picture, that it far exceeded my bandwidth. I bought a bunch more, but it will not kick in until next Tuesday. I also had a Fire Department out of Florida donate some space for a different location for the picture, but Petitiononline has not been able to change the link yet. Either way, I expect the problem will be resolved ultimately.
This is a great PR blow against the left wing maggots who use PC revisionist history for their agendas.
It is a great blow to those who pretend to be conservatives and try to tell us that we can't win in issues like this one.
Great going, Grampa Jeff! Hug that grandson, and tell him that his gramps and over 40,000 of us won one for him and all the other new grandkids out there in America. His history has not been revised by the revisionists on the PC left!
Although they have announced that they will not revise this event, I am still waiting to see what they will do. Out of my distrust for these people who are trying to plan this, I am urging people to keep up the pressure and pour on the steam.
I want to see them absolutely and irrevokably embarrassed and araid to even propose something that might smell of this BS! We shall see.
It took a lot of folks to get this word out, and we need to keep it up. A lot of the small fire departments and associations still have not heard and we need massively larger numbers to bury this thing IMHO.
Thanks for all your help!
Gee, I wonder if he's also a Kard-Karrying member of the ADL or ACLU? Any bets?
I suspect you're right... the left always fades and then regroups upon encountering resistance- they need to be buried in outrage.
I'm willing to email links until the cows come home or the Better Half runs me away from the computer... do you have any other source of email addies or links to smaller FD's?
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