The government can't - really, shouldn't - do a thing about it. Religious freedom is our Constitution in action.
Stopping the Mosque is a test is for the American people. The critics of the offensively named Mosque are correct. The placement of this Islamic center is at best an insensitive bit of posturing, at worst a celebration of and incitement to triumphalist Islamic violence.
Will people march in front of the place in protest? Will media outlets catch and publicize unguarded Muslim quotes about the 9/11 attack being "the will of Allah" (that is street Islam, folks). Will people and businesses boycott firms that take part in funding and constructing the Mosque? Will someone run with Gutfeld's thought of opening a gay bar in proximity to the Mosque, to expose the limits of Islamic "dialogue"? These are all fair methods in our public square, and if Americans really believe that the Mosque is a big piece of concrete propaganda, they need to step up and be active.
Other fair methods include refusing support for or actively working to unseat politicians who support the Mosque's placement at Ground Zero, or who use any kind of police power to hassle Constitutionally protected forms of protest against the Mosque.
But if Americans sit back and want NYC to stop the Mosque with some bogus zoning trick, we really deserve all the Sharia we get. Let's stick up for our Constitution on this one. It allows the Mosque to be by Ground Zero, but it also allows an array of means to stop it or to out its hostile symbolism.