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Old February 2nd, 2017, 05:08 AM   #1
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Is this gone?

we cant let the threat of terror destroy what we are
and what america is. we cant turn our backs on the opressed
that put there hope in america. our values we cant see
or touch yet they are there. to destroy that
is destroying america. because it is what america is
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 06:25 AM   #2
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We have never taken the BEST. We have never taken the SAFE. We have never taken the most educated, or the wealthy, or the healthy, or the white, or the brightest. We have taken those who REQUIRE a safe haven--those who need life-saving assistance. America rescues the persecuted. WE offer sanctuary and we must continue to do so. We became a great nation because we opened our arms. Some of our greatest achievements have been built on the backs of immigrants. If we truly want America to be GREAT (again or still) we cannot abandon those who will make exceptional contributions to our nation. Our diversity has always been our greatest strength. Let it be.
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Old February 2nd, 2017, 10:32 AM   #3
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It is called the Statue of Liberty not the Statue of Never Ending Immigration.

And that stanza from a poem, 'The New Colossus', has nothing to do with the statue. Years after the statue was erected some people got together, had a bronze plaque engraved with that stanza, and had it installed in the pedestal of the statue, now in the statue's museum. There is no writing on the statue itself, except for the tablet which she holds, which has July and Roman Numerals for 4 and 1776.



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Old February 2nd, 2017, 10:55 AM   #4
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We've had this idiotic Statute of Liberty slogan discussion before. That "French"-slogan has never, and I mean NEVER been within the official concord found in the Constitution. In fact, the Founders were generally wary of immigration. Especially among migrants whose cultural background was significantly different from our own.
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I actually had heard this but verified it was what Teddy said, and I totally agree.

The problem is, many especially practicing Muslims want to come here, and impose their culture, and even Sharia law. So my question is why did they leave?

Theodore Roosevelt's ideas on Immigrants and being an AMERICAN in 1907.

"In the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the person's becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an American ... There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isn't an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flag ... We have room for but one language here, and that is the English language ... and we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people."

Theodore Roosevelt 1907
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We have never taken the BEST. We have never taken the SAFE. We have never taken the most educated, or the wealthy, or the healthy, or the white, or the brightest. We have taken those who REQUIRE a safe haven--those who need life-saving assistance. America rescues the persecuted. WE offer sanctuary and we must continue to do so. We became a great nation because we opened our arms. Some of our greatest achievements have been built on the backs of immigrants. If we truly want America to be GREAT (again or still) we cannot abandon those who will make exceptional contributions to our nation. Our diversity has always been our greatest strength. Let it be.
Never before in the history of this nation has there been the constant massive flow of immigration we're seeing now. In the past immigration would ebb and flow. Giving new arrivals time to adopt our culture. That is not happening now! Now we are seeing immigrants demanding we adopt their culture. The time to stop that is now. If they do not want to adopt our culture then I suggest it's time for them to leave.
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We have never taken the BEST. We have never taken the SAFE. We have never taken the most educated, or the wealthy, or the healthy, or the white, or the brightest. We have taken those who REQUIRE a safe haven--those who need life-saving assistance. America rescues the persecuted. WE offer sanctuary and we must continue to do so. We became a great nation because we opened our arms. Some of our greatest achievements have been built on the backs of immigrants. If we truly want America to be GREAT (again or still) we cannot abandon those who will make exceptional contributions to our nation. Our diversity has always been our greatest strength. Let it be.
The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt, the woman depicted is an Egyptian peasant, and the poem you quoted is about Jews in Russia and the Jewish refugees fleeing Russia.

Your history of immigration is in conflict with history.
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The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt, the woman depicted is an Egyptian peasant, and the poem you quoted is about Jews in Russia and the Jewish refugees fleeing Russia.

Your history of immigration is in conflict with history.

And how many young minds did Clara poison as a teacher with her Prog rewriting of history.


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And how many young minds did Clara poison as a teacher with her Prog rewriting of history.


One would think that the historical history of the Statute of Liberty would be of common knowledge of any teacher.
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The Statue of Liberty was intended for Egypt, the woman depicted is an Egyptian peasant, and the poem you quoted is about Jews in Russia and the Jewish refugees fleeing Russia.

Your history of immigration is in conflict with history.
The Statue was originally designed for the Suez Canal in Egypt to be used as a Lighthouse.
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