N.C. Congressman Blocks Flight 93 Memorial

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    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060425/ap_on_go_co/flight93_memorial
     
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    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!
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    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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