Silly Memes

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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.