Asking Bush to Save Soledad Cross

Friday, May 12, 2006, 1:52 —by Joe Crawford
This item was posted in San Diego Politics category and has 6 Comments so far.

Voice of San Diego: SD To Bush: Help Save Cross
Faced with a 90-day deadline and the prospect of paying $5,000 a day in fines if the cross is not removed, cross supporters have decided to bring in the big guns, Sanders said. They’re asking President Bush to personally intervene to transfer the cross to federal land, therefore taking it out of the city’s jurisdiction and potentially nullifying some of the court decisions that have been made against it.

On Thursday morning Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-El Cajon, wrote a letter to the president asking him to “begin immediate condemnation proceedings and bring this national veteran’s memorial into the federal park system.” Hunter’s missive was joined in the mail by a similar letter from Sanders, in which the mayor pledges his support for Hunter and urges the president to exercise the power of eminent domain.

Weve talked about the cross several times. Yeah, several.

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6 Responses to “Asking Bush to Save Soledad Cross”

  1. route66 said on Friday, May 12, 2006, 7:33

    Replace the cross with the Pastafarian flying spaghetti monster.

  2. JeSais said on Friday, May 12, 2006, 10:33

    I second the Flying Spaghetti Monster idea….
    But seriously… its just a hunk of concrete. I couldn’t care less about whether its there or not. I do care that we’re all wasting a lot of time and money and energy over a hunk of concrete when this city is facing REAL problems….

  3. Joe Crawford said on Friday, May 12, 2006, 15:10

    The Cross has now made it to FARK.

  4. PJ said on Monday, May 15, 2006, 17:15

    What happened to preserving historical sites? There has been a cross up there for nearly 100 years. Is there no protection for it? Remember those military people named on the plaques gave their lives so all of you have the right to make your opinions known. It is a great disrespect to those people to tear the memorial down. As shown in the election, most people wanted the cross left there. Is there no majority rule any more?

  5. Joe Crawford said on Wednesday, May 17, 2006, 9:16

    Nice letter to the editor at Voice of San Diego

  6. Alan Doud said on Wednesday, May 24, 2006, 14:56

    I am trying to make a correction to a critical error in my first communication. I meant the ACLU not the ACLJ.

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