Skip to comments.WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 75K Signatures
Posted on 01/23/2002 12:55:02 PM PST by Jeff Head
The petition addressed to the New York City Government and to the Fire Department Administrators of New York City has surpassed 75,000 signatures since it was first posted on the internet on January 15th, a little over a week ago. The petition protests the proposed WTC Flag Raising memorial staute which changed the ethnicity of the fireifghters who actually raised the flag and used "pristine" models to poprtray the firefighters rather than depicting them in the exhausted, grimey and actual state they were in.
After a few short days of circulation, and in concert with a petition circulating within the New York Fire Department itself, and in concert with the tremendous outpouring of protest by email, by phone, by mail and by talk radio, the City of New York announced that it would scrap the proposed "altered" statue and "investigate" other options.
Many have asked why the petition then continues.
The answer is simple and straight forward. Item two of the petition calls for the City of New York and the Fire Department to scrap ANY politically correct or potentially "culturally diverse" memorial that does not reflect accurately what happened that day. Until a concrete plan is proposed that achieves this end, the petition will continue.
In addition, more and more people are now calling on the city to include the flag raising as it actually occurred as the memorial. The people, of all walks of life and across the spectrum of political affiliation, are upset that the flag would be considered as acceptable if it was altered, but somehow may not be acceptable if it is accurate. Such blatant politicising of this event has touched a raw nerve with the American people.
We are a diverse people, but in America we are also supposed to be a united people. That flag, that those three firemen raised, represents everyone of us. The planners needed look no further than the flag itself to see all races, sexes and cultures represented that come together to make us all Americans.
Now that there is "talk" and "press releases" of the these political and administrative planners bowing to the pressure and not creating such a depiction of the statue, I say BRAVO to all involved that we have perhaps helped influence them towards a correct decision. It is a shame that such pressure had to be brought to bear, but sadly, a reality of today's world and something that should not be forgotten.
But, until a final decision is reached and it is clear that they do not intend to attempt to revise history, I believe we should keep up the pressure. So, please continue to email, tell and point others to the petition.
LET US BURY ANY NOTION OF REVISIONISM OR "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" ASSOCIATED WITH THE EVENTS OF 911!
Several are looking at the possibility of actually delivering the names on the petition, bound into books, to the City of New York when the petition reaches 100,000 signatures and again when it reaches 250,000, 500,000 and one million, should it go that far.
I belief it should go that far and hope that it does in any case. A clear, unequivocal message MUST be sent that the days of "political correctness" and "diverse" agendas is done. We are Americans, from different cultures and ethnicities it is true, but united as Americans under our flag, under our Constitution and with our liberty.
Once again, my favorite quote from the petition at signature 11497:
"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."
Other threads related to this petition:
We must bury any idea or symbolance of revisionism or political correctness associated with 911.
Regards bro, hope all is well with you and yours!
They won't go away, you know- they always get quiet a while, then come back- but they'll know there is more opposition, and more anger out there than they ever believed possible.
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