- Jul 14, 2006
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Carl Paladino: I'd Use Eminent Domain To Block Ground Zero MosqueIf elected governor, WNY's Carl Paladino vows in a new radio ad that he'd use the eminent domain laws to stop the construction of a controversial Islamic center/mosque near Ground Zero.
(I'm not sure he could actually do that, by the way, but I'm looking into it.)
Paladino says sure he can, and instead of a mosque, the site should be a war memorial.
"I've been driving land-use issues for 40 years, and I understand the full powers of the governor. If the ACLU or anyone else wants to challenge me in court, I'm ready for the fight," he said in a campaign statement.
"Andrew Cuomo supports the mosque. He says it is about religious freedom and he says the mosque construction should proceed. I say it is disrespectful to the thousands who died on 9-11 and their families, insulting to the thousands of troops who've been killed or injured in the ensuing wars and an affront to American people. And it must be stopped."
I've heard his radio ads, and think this is a very disturbing idea.