Are you shocked? You ask why? Where to begin ...
Statue of Liberty is a representation of Libertas, the Roman goddess of freedom, who strides forward, trampling a broken chain, and bearing a torch and a tabula ansata, a tablet evoking the law, upon which is inscribed the date of American independence. Designed by Frédéric Bartholdi and dedicated on October 28, 1886, the statue was a gift of the people of France. It has become an iconic symbol of freedom and of the United States.
The seven rays, which are a halo or aureole, evoke the sun, the seven seas, and the seven continents, and represent another means, besides the torch, whereby Liberty enlightens the world.
I don't think the Arizonians appreciate the "enlightenment" part.
But the part that is really causing so much trouble is the inscription of the Statue by Emma Lazarus. She is best known for "The New Colossus", a sonnet written in 1883; its lines appear on a bronze plaque in the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty in 1912. The sonnet was solicited by William Maxwell Evarts as a donation to an auction, conducted by the "Art Loan Fund Exhibition in Aid of the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund for the Statue of Liberty" to raise funds to build the pedestal.
"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-tossed to me.
I lift my lamp beside the golden door."
The Arizona Republicans want that damn Golden Door closed!! Now please. We are behind the door and we don't want others in.
So they want that damn Statue of Liberty - showcasing a heathen Roman goddess - bombed - removed, well, because, WE HAVE TO CLOSE THE GOLDEN DOOR!
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Could this soon be part of the Republican platform? Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has joined other members of his caucus in calling for Congress “to take a look at” reviewing the 14th amendment so that children of illegal immigrants born in the United States are not automatically given citizenship. “I haven’t made a final decision about it, but that’s something that we clearly need to look at,” he said. “Regardless of how you feel about the various aspects of immigration reform, I don’t think anybody thinks that’s something they’re comfortable with.” Jon Kyl and Lindsey Graham have called for changing the amendment in the Senate, while in the House Republican congressmen have drafted legislation that would deny citizenship to the children of illegal immigrants.senator-hate-sen-kyl-repeal-14th
The 14th Amendment was enacted in 1868 to ensure that states would not deny citizenship to former slaves. It reads, "All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside."
Sen. John Kyl, R-Ariz., said today that Congress should hold hearings to look into denying citizenship to illegal aliens' children born in the United States, as the fight over immigration widens into the explosive "birthright" issue.national-socialist-nazi-who-is-white
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In a radio interview Angle did in late June, the Tea Party favorite re-affirmed her pro-life sensibilities (rigid, as they are, even within Republican circles), when she insisted that a young girl raped by her father should know that "two wrongs don't make a right." Much good can come from a horrific situation like that, Angle added. Lemons can be made into lemonade.arizona-to-deport-arnold-swarchenegger
"The Arizona Department of Education recently began telling school districts that teachers whose spoken English it deems to be heavily accented or ungrammatical must be removed from classes for students still learning English," The Wall Street Journal reported.
CNN anchor Kyra Phillips disagrees with the new policy. "Would a guy like the Governor of California be allowed to teach kids how to learn English? Arnold's Austrian accent is as thick as his biceps but his English seems to be just fine," remarked Phillips.let-them-burn-books-arizonas-shame
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program on Tuesday, hours after a report by United Nations human rights experts condemned the measure. Six UN human rights experts released a statement earlier Tuesday expressing concern about the measure. All people have the right to learn about their own cultural and linguistic heritage, they said.