Skip to comments.Is it Time to Send Lady Liberty Back to France?
Posted on 07/20/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world. Why can't we do the same?
Maybe we should just send the Statue of Liberty back where it came from.
That long-and-much-beloved iconic statue, standing in New York Harbor, greeting immigrants by the tens of thousands, is inscribed with Emma Lazarus poem: Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore, Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door. Our beloved Lady Liberty has been a beacon of hope for millions of people seeking a better life.
The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor. Her name was Annie Moore, and a statue of her (and her two younger brothers) now stands on that tiny piece of hope in New York Harbor, along with one of her in Ireland, from whence she came. Thousands of unaccompanied minors followed her through Ellis Island.
But these days, with unprecedented numbers of children reaching our border with Mexico, many in Congress would have you believe that we are dealing with barbarians at the gate, rather than children seeking refuge from violence in their home countries...
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Vicky Gene Robinson (born May 29, 1947, in Fayette County, Kentucky) is an American retired bishop of the Diocese of New Hampshire in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003 and succeeded as diocesan bishop in March 2004. Before becoming bishop, he served as Canon to the Ordinary to the VIII Bishop of New Hampshire.
Robinson is widely known for being the first priest in an openly bisexual relationship to be consecrated a bishop in a major Christian denomination believing in the historic episcopate.
And he and his husband were recently divorced, IIRC.
How many can stay at your house?
You left out how he abandoned his real, female, wife and children. He’s just a despicable person.
But, I digress.
Keep the statue, but pull off that dreadful poem and throw it in the harbor.
The US legally allows about a million foreigners into the country every year. How much is enough? Lots of people want to come here, so why not be selective about who is chosen?
That poem doesn’t have the force of law.
He would probably take in all the boys he could.
How many times must it be pointed out that the immigrants who came to our country at Ellis Island came here LEGALLY. They came and were processed through our borders according to the immigration laws of that time. That’s all we are asking for. Enforce the law and secure our borders!!! How hard is that to get?
wouldn’t it be nice if such persons as this fellow could at least be prevcented from claiming to be “Christian?”
(Truth in Advertising laws?)
So this puke is a fag priest? No wonder the article is screwed up. I wager ass clown here just wants to rape poor illegal alien kids.
Keep the poem. It's not all that bad. But add a plaque next to it: "To survive, the United States must hold dear the Rule of Law. Therefore, this poem applies only to legal immigration."
Send it to Mexico.
We are certainly on the same page (kindly see my post #12). I would ask the Bishop this: If we can ignore immigration laws, why then can't we just ignore all laws? For example, let's ignore the laws against bank robbery when the perp really needs the money.
Thank you for asking that question.
IIRC, he was married to a woman once, and has two grown daughters from that marriage. He and his wife divorced when he decided he was gay. He and his longtime partner, (later husband) divorced after a 25 year relationship..ten years of that as husband and
This demented faggot is going to burn especially bright in hell.
Sub-divisions are named after what they destroy, i.e. Pine Valley Estates. America is full. Immigrants are no longer needed to exploit her resources. Why is this truism political dynamite?
Obama is Lady Libertys PimP... Uncle Sam is an addict..
Typical leftist commie blather
Maybe we should send YOU back to France, or where ever your ancestors came from.
Those immigrants WANTED TO BECOME AMERICANS, not come here with their own laws and CHANGE US. End of Argument, you ponse.
Duh.... Hay! George! That danged 'e' fell off again...
This Bishop is an idiot.
It’s still 1922 pre-welfare state in his head.
Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, to divorce partner of 25 years
The last thing we should do is follow French advice about immigration policy ( since France is even further along the road to perdition than is USA in losing their country to the islamonazi scum of the earth)
Robinson retired in 2013 as the Bishop of New Hampshire, and is now a fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C.
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The tablet is inscribed with “July 4, 1776” in Roman numerals.
It is the statue of LIBERTY, not the statue of illegal immigration.
Lefties make up lies and repeat them over and over, and after a while people think they are the truth.
The Statue didn’t come with the Socialist Lazarus’ poem on it. And a poem is not an immigration law.
I wish someone would explain what an “openly bisexual relationship” is.
Bisexual literally means two sexes, which would seem to mean a conventional hetero relationship; but we know that is not what is meant in today’s world.
Wouldn’t bisexual require plural relationships?
What is described in his biography is a homosexual who married for a time, then left his heterosexual marriage to begin living a homosexual lifestyle.
It is the “Statue of Liberty”, not the “Statue of Invasion”.
Ms. Moore was 17, and hardly considered a minor at that time in history. Had Annie not been healthy, had her immigration paperwork not been in order, had she not presented proof of a sponsor and proof of support, she would have been turned away, as many were turned away, including the unskilled.
If the price is not having a border, then actually, yeah, crate it up and send it back.
Time to send Obama back to Kenya
“”The first human being to come through Ellis Island was an unaccompanied minor. Her name was Annie Moore””
“Ms. Moore was 17, and hardly considered a minor at that time in history. Had Annie not been healthy, had her immigration paperwork not been in order, had she not presented proof of a sponsor and proof of support, she would have been turned away, as many were turned away, including the unskilled.”
Leftists never let facts interfere with good propaganda, like Jesse Jackson saying Mary and Joseph were “homeless”.
Can’t we just start spreading the idea that illegal immigrants contribute to global warming by increasing their carbon footprint for themselves and their families by at least two orders of magnitude? If they cause global warming, does that not make them bad?
>> Much smaller, poorer countries are opening their gates for refugees from violence-torn parts of the world. <<
So many lies:
1. No nation in the world takes more immigrants in than the United States.
2. Central America is less violence-torn than many of our own cities.
3. We’re bringing in the people who are causing the violence.
4. These aren’t our neighbors: Mexico is shipping them to the United States,
It seems the left never wants the full message of Lady Liberty. Unless the left can establish that this invasion is a desire to shake off their socialist ways and be assimilated into America with all the effort and responsibilities that implies;then they are supporting a hostile invasion by a foreign power.
I recognize that the latter is exactly what Obama and his ilk are seeking.
This man is an idiot.
Next to Lady Liberty is Ellis Island. Those people came here legally.
Bishop Vicky Robinson — a perfect picture of what is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong in America.
Emma Lazarus wrote poetry, not policy. And that was back in the late 19th century, when America was still largely wilderness and there was no wlefare state, islamic terrorism, or MS13. Besides, Liberty welcomes all LEGAL immigrants, not every creature who can stagger to our border.
But why am I wasting my time responding to the maudlin ramblings of a fake priest?
Keep the statue. Take the plaque with that wretched Lazarus poem off and deep six it.
Uhhh, that's not exactly a place you really want to send kids.
“Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003”.
Should read coagitator.
Send it back? No! Send this puke to France oui! He’d do well when the Islamists take over France - not!
If my memory serves me correct, that poem was placed at the Statue about twenty years afterward. The Statue originally had nothing to do with immigration, but liberty.
That was from a time when we as a People still believed in common sense.
If we haven’t been taken over by the Forces of Darkness, perhaps we’ll so believe again someday.