Feb 12, 2016

"Give Me Your Mobsters, Terrorists, Religious Fanatics Yearning To Live Free ...Of Charge"

The inscription on the Statue of Liberty, so recognized worldwide, is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.”  This quote comes from Emma Lazarus' poem, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was nearly forgotten after the auction. In the early 1900s and after her death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize her New Colossus poem. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem's text was mounted on the pedestal of the statute. Here is the entire poem.
The New Colossus
Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,With conquering limbs 

astride from land to land; Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates 

shall stand A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame Is the 

imprisoned lightning, and her name Mother of Exiles. From her 

beacon-hand Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes 

command The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame."Keep 

ancient lands, your storied pomp!" cries she With silent lips. "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,I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"

Common Sense Commentary:

The inscription does not say, "Give me your mobsters, terrorists, 

and religious fanatics yearning to rob, kill, rape and live free ... off 

of the tax-payers." That never has been what the Statue Of Liberty 

stands for. She was not intended, with unveiled face and freedom 

for females, as well as males, to invite heretics who enslave little 

girls and women. Her welcoming presence in New York Harbor was 

not intended for foreign mobsters, who corrupt, rob and push drugs,  

or terrorists and religious fanatics whose god sends them to kill 

those who disagree with them ... In their words, "Infidels". No, our 

Lady of Liberty is there to welcome, in the words of The Colossus, 

".... your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breath 

free." That does not include criminals and Muslim terrorists.

But, vote hungry politicians and our present President have perverted  

these words to include unvetted terrorists, a host of Russian mobsters, 

Albanian mobsters, Asian mobsters and Mexican Mafia. Whatever 

happened to the old fashioned Italian mob, the Mafia, Costa Nostra?

They are being outnumbered and bumped off by all these other crooks.

At least these foreign mobsters are just criminals, murderers, drug 

pushers and welfare cheats. They don't intend to kill the U.S. Golden 

Goose. Unlike Muslim terrorists, these foreign mobsters don't want to 

destroy the source of all those Golden Eggs .... just rob the nest and only 

kill those few who try to stop them ... not the entire nation. If our rotten 

government doesn't have the character or courage to deport or destroy 

both the immigrant mobsters and the immigrant Muslim terrorists, you 

can be sure you and I will have to face them at our door, in the night or on  
the street ... sooner or later.

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