The Statue of Liberty


These lines from the sonnet “The New Colossus” are raised up as a beacon by the Left. Thinking and attempting to perpetrate a myth that the words are US immigration policy. This is a fallacy.

The poem was written as part of a fundraising effort for the construction costs of the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. It was one of many auction items for this event. Written in 1883 and the funding didn’t get completed until 1885.

And from 1885 to 1901 the poem was forgotten about. It wasn’t mentioned with the Statue of Liberty was opened in 1886 or even cared about until 1901 when another individual sought to make it memorable. Only in 1903 when it was placed on a bronze plate inside the pedestal did it become known.

The writer, Emma Lazarus, was a Jewish activist supporting Jewish immigration to the United States and other Jewish causes. Including the creation of a Jewish homeland. She worked with Jewish immigrants to help provide vocational training to those who arrived destitute so the could become self-supporting and not have to rely on the state.

Many of these things the Left opposes today. The Left hates the state of Israel. The Left doesn’t want immigrants that can be self-supporting as their entire ideology relies on the State providing everything.

The Statue of Liberty was not meant to be a symbol of or for immigration. It was created as a symbol for Republicanism. Not the political party, but the Republican form of government that we have in the United States. By fate, it became as symbol for immigration. But it has never been a symbol of illegal activity.

Immigration is a lawful action of leaving one country to settle in another. The Statue of Liberty welcomes those who arrive by ship into New York Harbor and present themselves at the point of entry for immigration into the United States. It does not welcome those who trespass into the country.

If you truly wish to hold of Emma’s poem as a symbol and policy. Do what Emma did.

Support Israel. Support vocational training for those who immigrate here can obtain good jobs and be self-sufficient without relying on the State. Support those that come here lawfully and opposed unlawful entry into the United States.

Silly Memes


Social media is full of memes. Some of these are funny of course and they are meant to be that way. Most however are political in nature attempting to drive some point in some direction.

The memes produced and copied by the leftist are full of errors. Take this one for just one example.

I keep seeing the ending stanzas from the poem “The New Colossus” by Emma Lazarus which was written in 1883. Every American is familiar with the lines that read:

Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me

But this is not the beginning of the poem nor the compleat ending of it either. It is simply taken out of context like many things the Liberals do to “prove” their points.

These words do not appear anywhere on the Statue of Liberty. They are on a bronze plaque inside the greater monument. The poem itself was written as a fundraiser to raise funds needed to build the pedestal that the Statue of Liberty stand upon.

Even the Statue of Liberty was not build or designed as a symbol of immigration. It is a symbol of American Liberty shining out over the whole world. Lady Liberty is “Liberatas” the Roman goddess and she holds in one hand a torch lighting the way to liberty and freedom. And in the other she holds the Tablet of Law. At her feet rests broken chains. There is only One Law the is represented by breaking chains. That is the Law of God found in the Holy Scriptures of the Bible.

The Statue of Liberty was commissioned, designed, and built in France and was given to the American people by the French as a celebration of the American Independence. Please know your history before you go grabbing symbols that don’t mean what you think they mean.