Skip to comments.WTC Flag Raising & Memorial Petition Surpasses 200,000 Signatures!!!
Posted on 02/13/2002 5:05:22 AM PST by Jeff Head
Early this morning the:
DEPICT THE WTC FLAG RAISING AS IT ACTUALLY OCCURRED
petition surpassed 200,000 signatures !!!.
It was four weeks ago that this petition was started in response to plans by the city of New York and the Fire Department officials there in New York to create a memorial to the fallen fire fighters of 9-11 that included an altered depiction of the flag raising that occurred at ground zero on that fateful day. The alteration attempted to change the ethnicity and physical appearance of those that did the flag raising to a "culturally diverse", "politically correct" version of events. It was a blatant attempt to project what some thought "should" have happened and what the event "should" have represented over what actually took place.
This attempt continues to strike a raw nerve in hundreds of thousands of citizens across this nation and the world (hundreds have signed from Canada, England, Australia, Germany and many other nations). I am sure of it were more widely known, it would strike that same raw nerve in tens of millions.
Revisionism like this occurred in totalitarian nations such as Stalin's Russia, or Hitler's Germany or Mao's China .... not in America. The people, despite eforts to the contrary, remember history and the untold death, misery and destruction those regimes caused and are unwilling to see our nation take such blatant steps in that same direction ... however couched, however prclaimed to be a result of "good intentions".
The liberty we enjoy in America is based on virtue and the truth. In order to make the responsible free will decisions that we make in this nation every day, we must have access to the truth and then act as moral agents on it.
Those politicians and planners and ideologs who proposed such an alteration are completely out of touch with the liberty and principles that make us all Americans. There attempts subvert the very foundational principles our Republic rests upon. Those three men who raised that flag did not do so as "whites" or "males" or any other descriptive term other than this one ... AMERICANS. The flag they raised represents us all, of all creeds, of all parties, of all ethnicities and races, of all genders. They raised it as a message to all, a message about our liberty and determination to maintain it in the face of the most appalling horror and dastardly attacks.
We have made progress in this effort. The city announced some time ago that they would not raise the altered statue. They have indicated that they now have other plans. There is no official word on what those other plans are as of yet.
According to the second point of the petition whichstates:
Cease all efforts to modify the historical record of that day in any way, shape, or form that would promote a so called "culutural diversity" or "politically correct" agenda of any type and simply present events as they occurred accurately for rising generations.... the petition will continue until plans are announced that portray a memorial with no political agenda and that is historically accurate.
Plans to deliver the first 120,000 signatures to New York in the next few days are well advanced. I should be picking up the six bound voulmes of signatures (about 450 pages each) and shipping them to firefighters in NYC within the next day or so. Those firefighters will then deliver the petition and signatures to the Mayors Office. I will then begin processing the next 130,000 names so that by the second installment, ONE QUARTER MILLION names will have been delivered.
I will follow that up with more sets of 125,000 names as they are completed, and so forth ... as long as I can and as long as needed.
I must thank everyone involved. Those who have signed, those who have spread the word, those who have unrelentingly kept the threads and the reports up here on FR and elsewhere on the internet, those who have prayed, and all of those who have donated any time or sent funds to help get these signatures to the City of New York. Most of all, in my faith, thanks to God in Heaven for His influence in helping this message spread abroad.
Now, perhaps we can take this same spirit and commitment and apply it one by one to the many other situations where the liberty this Republic was founded upon, and the principles that define it, are being relentlessly assailed by those who would destroy it, who would fashion it into something not at all resembling the original ... in a macro fashion of what was being done to the sdepiction of the flag raising.
I believe it is possible to thwart them. I do because of the heart warming, hope inspiring comments on the petition, from all over this country. If you want to feel the same way .... spend a few moments browsing the comments on the petition.
I will close again with one of my favortie comments on the petition, from 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."Would that we all had such conviction and willingness to state and share it.
When I pick up the bound volumes of signatures in the next day or two and ship them, I will take digital pictures and post another thread with those pictures of the signatures.
For those interested, here's the earlier threads on this issue over the last three weeks from the first to now:
Online Petition: Depict the Flag Raising at Ground Zero of the WTC Attack as it Actually Occurred! 715 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 10,000 signatures in two days! 198 Posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition gathers over 40,000 Signatures in Four Days! 75 posts
FDNY inspired on-line petition blows by 64,000 signatures, 1 week 196 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Breaks 75K Signatures 880 posts
WTC Flag Raising Petition Surpasses 100,000 Signatures - PRESS RELEASE 486 posts
UPDATE/STATUS/PLANS - WTC Flag Raising Petition - 127,500+ Signatures 422 posts
WTC Flag Raising & Memorial Petition Status - Surpasses 150,000 Signatures - 497 posts
Once again, sincere and humble thanks regarding this effort.
Its off to work I go.....
I honestly believe that the feelings exhibited by the people signing this pettion say a lot about the underlying strength and vitality of our nation ... despite the continuing efforts to the contrary. I pray that vitality and spirit can be applied to the many other ills that have been foised on us.
A big AMEN to that, Jeff!
foised = foisted
Signatures climbing rapidly ... now at:
Congratulations on another 'milestone for TRUTH'. One quarter of a million NEXT!
Good Lord willin' and the creek don't rise. Another AMEN!
Off to work with me as well.
Bump'ed back at 201,165
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