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 AlabamaPaul View Post
    Why does this not surprise me. Good night, you're not worth anymore keystrokes...
    Hah, what? Am I supposed to be plugged-in to every story? Sorry to disappoint you.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Are you saying that Lady Liberty is a breathing piece of copper and can change her meaning any time at a whim to further her political agenda ? She must be a progressive liberal.
    I resent the idea that liberals are breathing pieces of copper.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    So what you're saying is that the inscription contradicts the statue. I do agree that changing the inscription would be easier than tearing down the statue.
    The inscription has nothing to do with the message or meaning of the Statue of Liberty. The plaque was for raising money for the construction of the pedestal.

    If 1884 were have been 2014, you would probably see Ronald McDonald holding Lady Liberty.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    The statue looked down on Ellis Island where all the immigrants were processed. Legal immigrants. There is a right way and a wrong way. But then the times were different.
    Greetings, Pero.

    If times are different, it's because we used to be known as a law-abiding nation, where the laws were meant to be obeyed by all that live in this country. I don't know if Congress used to exempt themselves from laws that applied to everyone else, but they can now. Coddling aliens that enter illegally, and are given special treatment, are a slap to those that still follow our laws on immigration, and that is not only wrong, but unjust.

    My grandparents entered through Ellis Island from Europe, which was a long ride under Spartan conditions, and they were happy to be here, as were the millions just like them. They weren't out demonstrating against the country that took them in - they were learning English and finding jobs in order to be self sufficient. It wasn't that long ago when it was extremely embarrassing for a man to admit he couldn't provide for his family, though he tried his damnedest, or that times were hard around their place. And the women worked just as hard right alongside them. Was it personal pride in themselves that made a difference? I don't know, but they were humans like everyone else, and it wasn't easy

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I can't vote because the "This is the stupidest ****ing poll evah" option isn't there. Sorry
    Compared to some of the threads around here, an occasional troll poll is not too bad a thing!
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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?
    It has everything to do with liberty, provided you break the right ones and for the right reasons.

    Thoreau's Civil Disobedience - 1

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    While we're at it, can we get this thing instead?

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Greetings, Pero.

    If times are different, it's because we used to be known as a law-abiding nation, where the laws were meant to be obeyed by all that live in this country. I don't know if Congress used to exempt themselves from laws that applied to everyone else, but they can now. Coddling aliens that enter illegally, and are given special treatment, are a slap to those that still follow our laws on immigration, and that is not only wrong, but unjust.

    My grandparents entered through Ellis Island from Europe, which was a long ride under Spartan conditions, and they were happy to be here, as were the millions just like them. They weren't out demonstrating against the country that took them in - they were learning English and finding jobs in order to be self sufficient. It wasn't that long ago when it was extremely embarrassing for a man to admit he couldn't provide for his family, though he tried his damnedest, or that times were hard around their place. And the women worked just as hard right alongside them. Was it personal pride in themselves that made a difference? I don't know, but they were humans like everyone else, and it wasn't easy
    I can't say that, my family arrived in 1654. No Ellis Island then and no Statue of Liberty. But all I have to add is, we are either a nation of laws or we are not. If we are not, then our laws mean nothing, the process means nothing. We might as well be ruled by a king.

    And yes, as far back as I can remember the congress has exempted themselves from almost all laws they have passed. They even exempted themselves from the civil rights laws.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Should America tear down the Statue of Liberty?

    I shouldn't have been the only one who first thought this was a humorous, not-so-serious thread...
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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?
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