Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Kagom, Apr 25, 2006.
Why do they need 1700 acres and $58 million for a memorial? To be realistic would not... say 5 acres and about $250,000 provide a nice memorial site?
Good Lord a pharos tomb is not needed to pay respect!
Yeah, and I seem to remember the last memorial blueprint being shaped like a crescent. If this turns into another freedom tower, I'm out.
However, I am very much in favor of a memorial. These 40 people are heroes. They faced down pure hate and defeated it at the cost of their own lives. I, for one, salute them.
Why does the government fund it at all? Why dont we just have private citizens contribute what they want for it?
Dont get me wrong a memorial would be nice, but i cant for the life of me remember where in the Constitution it would authorize the government to spend money on one.
It probably falls under the "necessary and proper" clause. That's how they've justified all the other powers the Constitution didn't give them.
All the memorials I know of, including the WWII one, were privately funded, then the US Park Service takes over and maintains. Not sure why this one would be different.
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