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Somewhere, Someone Is Crying
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Saturday, August 14, 2010
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Why do I even read the news?  It
just makes me upset.  Case in
point:  'This is America,' you said.
'As a citizen and as president, I
believe that Muslims have the
same right to practice their 
religion as everyone else in this
country.  That includes the right
to build a place of worship and
community center on private
property in lower Manhattan in

accordance with local laws and
ordinances.'  Perhaps so.  But
you didn't ask U.S. what we
wanted, just went ahead and
pleased those that most offend.
Somewhere, someone is crying,
missing loved ones taken that
September morn.  Do you care?
Do you remember what happened
that day?  Feel like I've been
slapped with a traitorous hand.

(c) 2010, Karla Dorman (8/14)


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Reviewed by Jon Willey 9/18/2010
Karla, I can add nothing of value to the many wonderful reviews of, "Bravo!" May peace and love be always with you my dear friend. Jon Michael
Reviewed by Sheila Roy 8/16/2010
I like the format here, Karla. Your voice is powerful. Hugs,
Reviewed by Rebecca Russell 8/15/2010
Ah, do an excellent job of speaking for my heart. Rebecca
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/15/2010
I think Joseph has said pretty much what I wanted to express. Thank you for sharing your point of view, Karla. I can well understand that this is a sensitive issue. I pray for love and peace to triumph. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/15/2010
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/15/2010
Bravo Karla! You got it just right! etw
Reviewed by Paul Berube 8/15/2010
It's all about money. Sick world we live in today.
Reviewed by Micki Peluso 8/14/2010

Well spoken!! This is an outrage and the terrorists are laughing in our face. It's bad enough that the twin towers have yet to be replaced but to try and replace them with a muslim mosgue?? I am not a bigot and respect other's religious freedom--however when that rligion includes killing all who are not of that religion, it's time to stand up and stop the nonsense.

Micki Peluso
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 8/14/2010
Dear Karla,

It's understandable that every year, as we approach the 9/11 anniversary, American's emotions run high. It was a terrible tragedy but should we abandon American values because of it? To do so would allow the terrorists a victory.

America was founded on religious freedom. If we take away the rights of Muslims, what is next? Will Jews not be allowed to build their synagogues? Will Christians be denied their right to build churches?

The building site in question is actually two blocks away from ground zero. President Obama is Not the one who decided it would be OK to build a mosque there. That decision was made by those in NYC who have the authority to make that decision. Our President only said that he supported America's foundation of religious freedom under the laws of our country.

Yes, Americans, whether directly or indirectly affected by the terrible tragedy of 9/11, will continue to shed tears in remembrance of their loved ones who lost their lives that day. By the way, the victims were of multiple faiths. I remember that day very well ... I was directing my church choir in a funeral. The notes were sour that day because all of our hearts were filled with sorrow.

Rest assured, President Obama also cares about what happened that day and that's why he has made a solid commitment to wipe out al-qaeda in Afghanistan. This is a far cry from the Bush administration which chose to abandon that mission in order to launch an illegal invasion of Iraq. FYI ... there was No al-qaeda in Iraq before the U.S. invasion.

I pray that you will open your heart to a greater understanding. A heart that is guided by Love instead of Fear. Please don't allow yourself to be blinded by hate.

Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/14/2010
I still say the president's decision is wrong. Powerfully penned anger and heartbreak; I will never forget! To do so would be foolhardy!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :( *tears*

It is BECAUSE of 9-11-01 that I no longer watch the national news; it just makes me sick! :(
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/14/2010
Since I lost a loved one on 9/11 I have to agree that building a muslim mosque on the site of the WTC is in rather bad taste & I have already written to the govenor of NY to complain of it...

As for Peter's statement about cartoons, I too would love to just watch Bugs bunny &/or the Three Stooges...e
Reviewed by Peter Schlosser (Reader) 8/14/2010
this would have been like erecting a statue of hirohito in times square in 1943. i'm only watching cartoons for now on. sponge bob maybe??
Reviewed by Carin Spirit 8/14/2010
This is so right on, thank you for sharing, religious freedom and freedom for all, is at the pinnacle of our society. Women being slaughtered while they pray to there god, by their own men. People being doubted and shunned for the color of their skin. Thank you for sharing this one. We all feared that horrible day, the tragedy cast by the power's that be, whoever that may be.

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