The Twin Towers Alliance Petition
"We, the undersigned, share the belief that nothing could be more inspiring to our people, or disheartening to our enemies, than Twin Towers, at least as tall as before in every respect, soaring above Ground Zero.
"We believe that the devastation of September 11, 2001, clouded the picture long after the rubble was cleared away and that a thorough public examination of the rebuilding option is overdue and now required before proceeding on an unalterable course.
"We recognize no financial or political roadblocks that cannot be overcome if rebuilding the Towers is the will of the people. And, we see no conflict between stunning Twin Towers and a noble Memorial, which belong together on this site that means so much to us all.
"We submit that there is only one way to truly heal the skyline of Manhattan and the heart of America: Rebuild the Twin Towers. Doing anything less would leave a permanent scar on the face of New York and diminish a legendary city."
The statement above rings just as true in 2014 as it did in 2006. The thousands of comments that have been left on the petition over the years are just the tip of an iceberg. The question to consider is not whether state-of-the-art Twin Towers will be built at Ground Zero — which no one knows for sure — but what you would say if someone asked you what you wanted to see rise.
The finances and politics at the site cannot stand up to scrutiny. And even if the two other towers are built, it is still a far cry from the glorious icons we watched crumble before our eyes. Why should we accept such a mediocre replacement?
Now, in 2014, the only right course is to establish what it would take to recapture the magical skyline with 21st-century Twin Towers soaring above the Freedom Tower in place of towers 2 and 3 and let the people decide if it is worth it or not — since the public is the primary stakeholder in every sense of the word and few things could matter more to the direction of our country.
If you agree with the goal of a WTC responsive to the public that is paying for it and think it is time to get to the bottom of all the manipulation and deceit that has robbed the people of a real World Trade Center, sign the petition. Don't accept the propaganda. It's not true... Click here for more information on "Why Now?"
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