June 22, 2005

International Freedom Center Lies Again

The International Freedom Center, the left-leaning “blame-America-first” desecration of Ground Zero, has an “IFC Facts and Myths” page rife with misrepresentations misinformation ripe for a thorough fisking.

Take Back the Memorial offers it. Here's a sample of the outrageous deception currently engaged in by the IFC and countered by Take Back the Memorial.

From the IFC:

The IFC is inconsistent with what 9/11 families want to see at the World Trade Center Memorial.

The Mission Statement for the Memorial, which was crafted in 2003 and was the product of very substantial input from many family members, calls on us, through the Memorial, to “strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance, and intolerance.” That is what the IFC is about. A clear majority of family members on the WTC Memorial Foundation Board support the IFC and this Mission Statement.

The TBTM Fisking:

The WTC Memorial mission statement appears in full on the TakeBacktheMemorial home page. IFC cherry-picked from this quote, “May the lives remembered, the deeds recognized, and the spirit reawakened be eternal beacons, which reaffirm respect for life, strengthen our resolve to preserve freedom, and inspire an end to hatred, ignorance and intolerance.” See anything in there about “Freedom's Failures?”.

Three family members on the WTC Memorial Foundation Board are adamantly opposed to the IFC at the Memorial site. Here are the remaining four:

  • a board member of the LMDC, which voted to bring the IFC onto the Memorial site and to give it $300 million federal dollars
  • a personal family friend of the LMDC chairman; the only family member selected to be a Memorial design juror and who is now a Vice Chair, board member and salaried employee of the IFC
  • a Vice President of Gilbane Building Co, which was awarded a $45 million contract at Ground Zero by the LMDC
  • a former aide to Gov. George Pataki who now works for the LMDC
Read the whole thing at Take Back the Memorial. If it doesn't get your blood boiling then you don't have a pulse.

Make sure you sign the petition.

Contact the IFC and let them know exactly what you think of their project. Tell them Ground Zero is about 9/11, not their transparent political agenda which even IFC President Richard Tofel admits, “will host debates and note points of view with which you–and I–will disagree.”

A Ground Zero memorial isn't about debate, it is about honoring the fallen.

Tell Richard Tofel and the IFC that Ground Zero is no place for politics: theirs, ours, or anyone else's. Fight for those who can no long speak.

International Freedom Center
120 Broadway, 31st Floor
New York, NY 10271

(212) 336-6727


Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 22, 2005 12:13 AM | TrackBack

Follow up on family protest in DC:

Posted by: roger at June 30, 2005 08:40 PM