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Is it Time to Send Lady Liberty Back to France?
The Daily Beast ^ | July 20, 2014 | Bishop Gene Robinson (Retired)

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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KEYWORDS: amnesty; ecusa; episcopals; immigration
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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.

1 posted on 07/20/2014 9:30:42 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And he and his husband were recently divorced, IIRC.


2 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:21 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bishop Robinson,

How many can stay at your house?


3 posted on 07/20/2014 9:33:51 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If it ends up looking like this.


4 posted on 07/20/2014 9:36:03 PM PDT by UCANSEE2 (Lost my tagline on Flight MH370. Sorry for the inconvenience.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


5 posted on 07/20/2014 9:37:00 PM PDT by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


6 posted on 07/20/2014 9:37:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

That poem doesn’t have the force of law.


7 posted on 07/20/2014 9:37:52 PM PDT by Argus
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To: Mad Dawg
How many can stay at your house?

He would probably take in all the boys he could.

8 posted on 07/20/2014 9:38:58 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


9 posted on 07/20/2014 9:40:19 PM PDT by rusty schucklefurd
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?)


10 posted on 07/20/2014 9:41:44 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: sockmonkey

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.


11 posted on 07/20/2014 9:44:41 PM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: jocon307
Keep the statue, but pull off that dreadful poem and throw it in the harbor.

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."

12 posted on 07/20/2014 9:50:41 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send it to Mexico.


13 posted on 07/20/2014 9:53:20 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (World Cup 2014 Final: Germany 1 Argentina 0)
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To: rusty schucklefurd
How many times must it be pointed out that the immigrants who came to our country at Ellis Island came here LEGALLY.

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.

14 posted on 07/20/2014 10:01:09 PM PDT by Leaning Right (Why am I holding this lantern? I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Mad Dawg; All
"How many can stay at your house?"

Thank you for asking that question.

15 posted on 07/20/2014 10:06:45 PM PDT by Amendment10
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To: max americana
So this puke is a fag priest?

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 wife husband.

16 posted on 07/20/2014 10:08:10 PM PDT by sockmonkey (Of course I didn't read the article. After all, this is Free Republic.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This demented faggot is going to burn especially bright in hell.


17 posted on 07/20/2014 10:10:14 PM PDT by Rome2000
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To: jocon307

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?


18 posted on 07/20/2014 10:16:02 PM PDT by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can STILL go straight to hell.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Obama is Lady Libertys PimP... Uncle Sam is an addict..


19 posted on 07/20/2014 10:30:44 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Typical leftist commie blather


20 posted on 07/20/2014 10:31:36 PM PDT by Nifster
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe we should send YOU back to France, or where ever your ancestors came from.


21 posted on 07/20/2014 10:33:33 PM PDT by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Those immigrants WANTED TO BECOME AMERICANS, not come here with their own laws and CHANGE US. End of Argument, you ponse.


22 posted on 07/20/2014 10:34:44 PM PDT by 50sDad (A Liberal prevents me from telling you anything here.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,

Duh.... Hay! George! That danged 'e' fell off again...

23 posted on 07/20/2014 10:36:58 PM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This Bishop is an idiot.

It’s still 1922 pre-welfare state in his head.

Fool.


24 posted on 07/20/2014 10:55:22 PM PDT by webcrosby
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Gene Robinson, first openly gay Episcopal bishop, to divorce partner of 25 years

27 posted on 07/20/2014 11:27:59 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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)


28 posted on 07/20/2014 11:29:05 PM PDT by faithhopecharity ((Brilliant, Profound Tag Line Goes Here, just as soon as I can think of one..))
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

Its President and chief executive officer is Neera Tanden, who worked for the Obama and Clinton administrations and for Hillary Clinton’s campaigns. Its first President and chief executive officer was John Podesta, who served as chief of staff to then U.S. President Bill Clinton. Podesta remains with the organization as chairman of the board.

The Center for American Progress is classified as a 501(c)(3) .

CAP officials, including Podesta, were deeply involved in the transition to President Obama’s administration in 2008-09. TIME characterized the involvement: “President-elect Obama has effectively contracted out the management of his own government’s formation to [John] Podesta.” POLITICO characterized the interrelationship between the transition team and CAP as “historically unique.”

In a feature article on the expansion of ThinkProgress, POLITICO illustrated how the site differs from a mainstream news organization. POLITICO reported:

ThinkProgress [… is] hardly just another media organization. […] Further, CAP Action Fund openly runs political advocacy campaigns, and plays a central role in the Democratic Party’s infrastructure, and the new reporting staff down the hall isn’t exactly walled off from that message machine, nor does it necessarily keep its distance from liberal groups organizing advocacy campaigns targeting conservatives.

CAP receives money from multibillionaire hedge fund manager George Soros through two of his nonprofit groups, the Foundation to Support Open Society and the Open Society Institute. From 2005 through 2010, the two organizations gave CAP over $5.4 million. CAP receives money from other liberal-leaning foundations, including the Tides Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the foundation of Progressive Insurance chairman Peter B. Lewis.

Some of the organizations’ donations have been highly questionable. For example, Bermuda-based Atlantic Philanthropies donated $1.5 million to the CAP Action Fund, which operates ThinkProgress in 2010. (Bermuda is a British Overseas Territory.) United States-based foundations are forbidden by tax law from donating to organizations incorporated under Section 501(c)(4)—such as CAP Action—but as POLITICO reports, no such restrictions apply to foreign grant-makers.

Labor unions are also major sources of funding for the Center and especially ThinkProgress. According to unions’ required filings to the Department of Labor, since 2009 unions have donated over $2.2 million to the two organizations. Unsurprisingly, The Center and ThinkProgress have provided fawning coverage of unions and endorsed policies the unions support, like the “card check” legislation and the Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”). Additionally, the former Secretary-Treasurer of the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Anna Burger, was named to the CAP Action board of directors in 2010. The SEIU has been one of the largest union supporters of CAP and its affiliates, with over $600,000 in total contributions.

Unions aren’t the only groups that benefit from contributions with mutually interested advocacy support. CAP and ThinkProgress have also faced scrutiny for their silence toward retail giant Wal-Mart, uncommon in progressive circles. Both the liberal newsmagazine The Nation and the conservative Weekly Standard have reported that Wal-Mart had donated to CAP, and CAP touted Wal-Mart as a partner in the healthcare reform debate. (The Washington Free Beacon estimated the donations at over $500,000 over a ten-year period, citing a Wal-Mart webpage that is no longer active.) Wal-Mart, which had been singled out for an employer mandate in some states, was a strong advocate of a national mandate on employers much smaller than the multibillion-dollar corporation.

ThinkProgress Staff Accused of Anti-Semitism

ThinkProgress was embroiled in a controversy in late 2011-early 2012 over language its bloggers used to characterize the United States’ relations with Israel. The controversy began with a report by Ben Smith, then of POLITICO, on dissension within the liberal ranks on the issue of what to do about a possible Israeli-Iranian conflict. Smith quoted a CAP analyst writing at a ThinkProgress sub-site, Middle East Progress, comparing Israel’s Gaza policy to “segregation in the American south.” Unnamed ThinkProgress officials were reported as saying that the Center’s goal was to open political space to President Obama’s left; CAP denied the reports.

https://www.activistfacts.com/organizations/528-center-for-american-progress/


29 posted on 07/20/2014 11:37:20 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Maybe we should just send the Statue of Liberty back where it came from.

If this statue and the accompany bit of bad poetry by Emma Lazarus are going to be continually used as distractions whenever the topic of illegal immigration is discussed, then by all means let's disassemble the thing, crate it up and send it off to any nation weak enough or foolish enough to lose control over it's own borders.
30 posted on 07/20/2014 11:53:21 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: AnotherUnixGeek

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.


31 posted on 07/20/2014 11:59:52 PM PDT by BigBobber (`)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Statue didn’t come with the Socialist Lazarus’ poem on it. And a poem is not an immigration law.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 12:39:43 AM PDT by montag813
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


33 posted on 07/21/2014 1:53:34 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: montag813

It is the “Statue of Liberty”, not the “Statue of Invasion”.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 1:55:26 AM PDT by GilesB
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
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.

35 posted on 07/21/2014 2:04:13 AM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the price is not having a border, then actually, yeah, crate it up and send it back.


36 posted on 07/21/2014 2:25:39 AM PDT by DesScorp
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To: UCANSEE2

Time to send Obama back to Kenya


37 posted on 07/21/2014 4:00:33 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: blueplum

“”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”.


38 posted on 07/21/2014 4:15:14 AM PDT by Brooklyn Attitude (Things are only going to get worse.)
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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?


39 posted on 07/21/2014 4:37:09 AM PDT by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%i)
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>> 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,


40 posted on 07/21/2014 4:38:42 AM PDT by dangus
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


41 posted on 07/21/2014 4:38:52 AM PDT by Steamburg (Other people's money is the only language a politician respects)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This man is an idiot.

Next to Lady Liberty is Ellis Island. Those people came here legally.


42 posted on 07/21/2014 4:39:09 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bishop Vicky Robinson — a perfect picture of what is wrong wrong wrong wrong wrong in America.


43 posted on 07/21/2014 5:06:13 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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?


44 posted on 07/21/2014 5:44:44 AM PDT by IronJack
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Keep the statue. Take the plaque with that wretched Lazarus poem off and deep six it.


45 posted on 07/21/2014 5:52:06 AM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes EVERYTHING)
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To: Mad Dawg
Bishop Robinson, How many can stay at your house?

Uhhh, that's not exactly a place you really want to send kids.

46 posted on 07/21/2014 5:58:17 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Robinson was elected bishop coadjutor in 2003”.
Should read coagitator.


47 posted on 07/21/2014 6:00:19 AM PDT by certrtwngnut
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Send it back? No! Send this puke to France oui! He’d do well when the Islamists take over France - not!


48 posted on 07/21/2014 6:02:40 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: IronJack

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.


49 posted on 07/21/2014 6:14:17 AM PDT by odawg
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


50 posted on 07/21/2014 6:59:31 AM PDT by onedoug
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