Conflict: One person who visits the national park in the Mojave Desert in California. The person who spoke out does not even live in California, he lives in Oregon.
Tragedy: The memorial was placed on the top of a hill with a plaque memorializing the lives of the men who died in battles during World War I. The memorial is a cross, but it is not secular in meaning, it is just a marker for the post.
Sadly the people who are caretakers of the memorial were forced by the 9th District Court to cover the cross with ugly boards so that it could not be seen. These caretakers had been approached with requests to add a Buddha, or a Star of David to the hill, but they declined the requests because they did not have authority to change the will of those who put the memorial there.
The Federal Supreme Court is to hear the claims by the ACLU and by the caretakers. It should be noted that not only did the ACLU have no concern for those who died in order for that memorial to be structured, but the people who are caring for it even provided a compromise, donating five acres of their own land in trade for one acre around the memorial. Congress had accepted that offer until the ACLU made a complaint that they were just trying to get around the ruling.
Well, this reporter believes that the memorial for the fallen heroes that kept us from the tyrany of the Keiser of Germany deserve to have their deaths commemorated and their lives memorialized. It is a shame that the ACLU has found another atrocious case against our servicemen and women. The ACLU is not behaving like Americans any more than the Oregon native who did not like the cross. He can certainly just stay away from it and let the rest of us visit and pay tribute to the men who died to allow them the right to complain and bring up frivolous, pointless, and egregious lawsuits. He said his complaint is that one day he may actually come across the memorial and have to set eyes on it.
Should we, the Christians of the world, remove all that is symbolic to us? Should we complain when we see a Buddha in a Chinese restaurant? Maybe we should request the Star of David, or a minorah be removed from any religious holiday that may inter-relate with a Christian holiday? I don't think so. Why would anyone be offended by a t? A cross is a lower-case t. Should we change the letter to look like something else? After all, it's offensive to see a lower case t on a memorial, why would we want to see it in anyone's name, in anyone's post, in anyone's lawsuit? After all, the courts of this country are non-secular, are they not? So, all lower case t's should be removed from words.
This is a ludicrous waste of tax payer dollars, time and energy. Leave the memorial alone. It stands for more than a cross on a small hill of rocks.