Newt Gingrich… said he wants the national government to step in and stop the developers from building the Islamic community center by whatever means necessary.
"I think the Congress has the ability to declare the area a national battlefield memorial because I think we should think of the World Trade Center as a battlefield site; this is a war," he said, apparently thinking that if Ground Zero was a national park, Park51 would be restricted from building near it.
I guess big federal government isn't all that bad, eh, Newt? Especially when it can come in and seize private property in order to squelch religious freedom? Why, that is just what the Founders would have envisioned!