But by an almost equal number — 64 percent to 28 percent — people believe the project's developers have a constitutional right to build there.
The proposed mosque on this site makes many New Yorkers uncomfortable. Just like a neighborhood has the right to oppose a strip club or a baseball diamond, the "neighborhood" of New York State has the right to oppose this building. I opposed Bass Pro being built at the old Aud site. That doesn't mean I was being insensitive to the rights of fishermen. Paladino was the only one willing to risk "political correctness" by opposing the mosque. The media, specifically MSNBC tried to make Paladino look crazy because they have an agenda. Ultimately, New Yorkers (and specifically, those who lost loved ones on 9/11) will decide whether the mosque is built or not. New York's a big city and this building does not have to be built right at Ground Zero.
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