House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, called for an investigation of those who are protesting building the Ground Zero Mosque on Tuesday. She told San Francisco’s KCBS radio:
“There is no question there is a concerted effort to make this a political issue by some. And I join those who have called for looking into how is this opposition to the mosque being funded,” she said. “How is this being ginned up that here we are talking about Treasure Island, something we’ve been working on for decades, something of great interest to our community as we go forward to an election about the future of our country and two of the first three questions are about a zoning issue in New York City.”
Calls to investigate the funding for those proposing the $100 million “Cordoba House” have fallen on deaf ears, though, as New York’s Mayor Mike Bloomberg has described such an investigation as “un-American.”
Is Pelosi referring to every day Americans, the families of the victims of 9/11, or her fellow Democrats–including Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV)–who have come out against the mosque? She must also be endorsing that the only free speech in America is the speech where everyone agrees with her. Remember when dissent was patriotic?
Furthermore, there is another point in her statement that needs to be pointed out, Pelosi states:
“As we go forward to an election about the future of our country…”
Pelosi gets something correct. This upcoming election in November will decide the future of the United States–will the country fall to liberalism/progressivism/socialism or will the country survive and begin to dismantle the ‘reforms’ put in place by the progressive left–clearly against the will of the majority of the American people. Indeed, elections have consequences.