It is unthinkable and grotesquely illegal, oppressive and unconstitutional to allow the Statute of Liberty to remain on government property with government paid staff on government owned land.
The statue is of a robed female figure representing Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who bears a torch and a tabula ansata (a tablet evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776. That writing of the declaration of independent declares that humans were created by a god and that equality comes from that god, not rule of law. Only fanatical religious zealots trying to use religion to imprison people oppose tearing it down.
RabidAlpaca and others above can explain why and how terribly much Lady Liberty oppresses and harms them in unbearable and discriminatory ways.
Tampa Tribune featured the FSM Holiday display « Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster
Here is a less successful example along the same lines.
I think the reason liberals come off so badly when discussing these issues is that not one of them ever starts a thought with "I realize this countries very existence is due directly to the labors of strict christian believers, not to mention it's laws, core beliefs and value system that made it the greatest nation the WORLD HAS EVER SEEN, but....." they might sound slightly more intelligent than basically comparing christianity to stage 4 cancer.
but that's just me.
"This is 'Merica god dammit! We're a christian country! If you don't like it you can get the **** out!"
Sorry, but our government was not founded as a religious one, you don't not have special rights as a christian, and you don't get to use taxpayer funding to further your religious goals. Boo hoo.
Last edited by RabidAlpaca; 01-09-14 at 02:52 AM.
"If I take death into my life, acknowledge it, and face it squarely, I will free myself from the anxiety of death and the pettiness of life - and only then will I be free to become myself." ~ Martin Heidegger