View Poll Results: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Possible reasons for tearing it down:

    1) It attracts illegal immigrants.

    2) It's French.

    3) It doesn't represent American values.

    What say you?
    I really thought I'd never be able to say this -- but this is objectively the stupidest question asked on Debate Politics Polls that I've ever seen.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Possible reasons for tearing it down:

    1) It attracts illegal immigrants.

    2) It's French.

    3) It doesn't represent American values.

    What say you?
    Nothing like a healthy dollop of xenophobia to remind us that we're on DP.

    Now why don't you try to come up with a poll that's actually interesting and worthwhile?
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    I really thought I'd never be able to say this -- but this is objectively the stupidest question asked on Debate Politics Polls that I've ever seen.
    Actually, that's a subjective observation.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Possible reasons for tearing it down:

    1) It attracts illegal immigrants.

    2) It's French.

    3) It doesn't represent American values.

    What say you?
    Probably over half of Americans today are descended from people who entered the country through Ellis Island under the watchful gaze of Lady Liberty.
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    "Give me your tired, your poor; Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"

    It sounds much more like the plight of illegal immigrants seeking refuge. Just saying.
    As they should very well be able to seek refuge.
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Probably over half of Americans today are descended from people who entered the country through Ellis Island under the watchful gaze of Lady Liberty.
    I don't think so, Ellis Island was only open for business for 62 years (1892-1954) and Ellis Island was the port of entry for only 12 million immigrants. More illegal aliens have crossed our southern border than legal immigrants who went through Ellis Island.

    There were many official ports of entry for America's immigrants. Philadelphia, Boston, NYC, Baltimore, San Francisco, New Orleans being the largest and many European immigrants came across the border via Canada.

    On my fathers side all entered America through the port of Philadelphia in the early 1870's from Germany. On my mother side, her mother parents entered America through Baltimore from Germany in the 1890's and her father as a young child came from Scotland via Canada in the late 1890's.

    America has never seen such a large number of legal immigration in it's history as we have for the past thirty years. One million legal immigrants every year.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Possible reasons for tearing it down:

    1) It attracts illegal immigrants.

    2) It's French.

    3) It doesn't represent American values.

    What say you?
    Iv'e only seen it in a text book back in high-school so I'm indifferent either way. It's just not a real place to me.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    No, it's an excellent reminder of our history and the realities of the early days of our country and how it came to be.

    Just because some people who can't grasp context and the fact that over a 200+ year period that realities of a countries immigration policies are naturally going to change keep ignorantly pointing to it as some kind of holy gospel for how immigraiton laws must be isn't a reason to tear it down.

    The suggestions by some of deciding modern immigration policy based on the ideals of the Statue of Liberty is about as intelligent and logical (ie, not) as those who attempt to compare illegal immigrants to the early colonists.

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