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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    You can't take it back now digsbe.

    You're on the hook for the demolition bill because of that.
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I am not quite sure what you mean by American Values, but if you are talking about the motto, it still applies to all legal immigrants.
    "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.

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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.
    The only plight illegals face is that they entered a country illegally. Pretty simple...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    The only plight illegals face is that they entered a country illegally. Pretty simple...
    So the conditions of their native land (e.g. if they are fleeing from violence and starvation) do not qualify as plights?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    So the conditions of their native land (e.g. if they are fleeing from violence and starvation) do not qualify as plights?
    Nope. If you want to live here, do it legally...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Nope. If you want to live here, do it legally...
    So I take it you do not identify with Lady Liberty. Now we're getting to the point.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    So I take it you do not identify with Lady Liberty. Now we're getting to the point.
    Breaking laws has nothing to do with liberty, does it?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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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.
    The true meaning of the Statue of Liberty and it has nothing to do with illegal aliens or even legal immigrants.

    In fact it has nothing to do with immigration at all.

    >" The statue was a celebration of the Declaration of Independence. In fact, we don't call it the statue of immigration, we call it the statue of liberty. Lady Liberty is stepping forward. She is meant to be carrying the torch of liberty from the United States to the rest of the world.

    And in the proceeding years, that is exactly what she did. And she offered her freedom to France and the rest of Europe, and those countries came up with their own form of freedom, and their own interpretation. That's what other countries do. We have a right to choose our own forms of freedom."<

    >" It seems that many people misinterpret the true meaning of the Statue of Liberty. They believe it means that the U.S. wants the impoverished, the poorly educated, and the unfortunate of other nations because of the slogan that is implanted on the base of the statue: "Give me your tired, give me your poor, give me your huddled masses."

    Yet that saying was not what the original purpose of the statue was all about. In fact, the original intent of the statue was to give us your folks who are fleeing oppression and we will provide them with an opportunity at a free and successful life. We will give them the opportunity to provide a good life for themselves.

    It appears that the "huddled masses" quote was misinterpreted a while back to mean that we want your down trodden, your poor, your unfortunate, your disadvantaged, your uneducated, and we will provide you with a free education, free health care, and allow you to become democrats.

    Actually, Emma Lazarus wrote the "huddled masses" poem as part of a campaign to build the pedestal of the statue. The poem was called The New Colossus, and it was written in 1883, and not even inserted onto the pedestal of the statue until 1903 when it was engraved onto the base.

    The poem was forgotten and not even a part of the celebration of the opening of the statue in 1883, and it was not until 1903 that it gained much attention outside the original contest to raise money.

    In fact, the original intent of the statue had nothing to do with immigration, it had to do with freedom and liberty. France was thanking us for being the first nation ever to make the rulers of their country aware that freedom and liberty was possible. This is ultimately what lead to the French Revolution.

    Of course the French Revolution failed ..."<

    continue -> Freadom Nation: The true meaning of the Statue of Liberty

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Breaking laws has nothing to do with liberty, does it?
    Where on the statue does it say anything about immigration laws?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Where on the statue does it say anything about immigration laws?
    Are nations not governed by laws? In what world do you live?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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