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The New Colossus

Discussion in 'Political Issues' started by Flintlocker, Jun 16, 2012.

  1. Flintlocker


    Jul 1, 2011
    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!"​


    Children that had no choice in coming here should be deported. Sure, the US may have spent trillions destroying and then rebuilding muslim countries but GOD forbid we're going to allow people to stay in the only county they've ever known. It's the principle of the thing.
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  2. Cavalry Doc

    Cavalry Doc MAJ (USA Ret.)

    Feb 22, 2005
    Republic of Texas

    Crimes have repercussions.

  3. rgregoryb

    rgregoryb Sapere aude

    Oct 20, 2004
    Republic of Alabama
    that's a lovely poem......and it's in the COTUS, where? CFR where?
  4. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas

    How do the Middle East wars and immigration tie in with a "NEW REPUBLICAN EXCEPTION" (whatever that is?)???

    The president's new "illegal" immigration policy is just the first step toward total amnesty.

    First, it's those under 30 that can stay.
    Next, it will be those who own homes or business's.
    Then the parents of those under 30.
    Then those enrolled in school or college.
    Then those willing to join the military.

    Finally, just give them all amnesty.
    That's the plan, so what are you complaining about?
  5. series1811

    series1811 Enforcerator. CLM

    The mind of a liberal, opened up and exposed, again.
  6. aircarver

    aircarver Ride Continues Silver Member

    After November, there's going to be a lot of things happening that you don't like.


  7. The front door there bucko, not sneaking in the back door and hiding.

    Just so you know, the parents of these "children" knew the consequences of coming here ILLEGALLY and did it anyway. The repercussions of that act are on them, not on some sympathetic jackass in the white house. Deport the whole family, let the parents repatriot their children to their home country.

    Have a great gun carryin' Kenpo day

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  8. certifiedfunds

    certifiedfunds Tewwowist

    Apr 23, 2008
    An eloquent criticism of socialist Europe to be sure.

    As for the illegal Mexican kids, they can thank their parents for getting them tangled up like this.

    Perhaps a few million of them can reshape Mexico when they go back.
  9. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

    Jun 4, 2007
    Acme proving grounds.
    Gettin there.'08.
  10. maxsnafu


    Dec 29, 2006
    This poem is absurd. It's basically asking the world to send us its lowlifes. Instead of tired, poor, retched refuse it should be asking for intelligent, productive, hard working, law abiding people who want to be Americans.
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  11. One little problem with your whine...

    That poem says nothing about people breaking down the door, or climbing through an open window, and entering this country against our rule of law.

    Interestingly one thing it does say is for those who come here is to "Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!". Guess La Raza, those who seek to impose Sharia law, and those who refuse to assimilate, once they are here missed that part.
  12. People have many views on the poem. Glenn Beck (love him or hate him) has an interesting take on it...
    Glenn Beck Explains Words On The Statue Of Liberty, Full Speech [Video]

    Here is another view on the poem from the Jewish Woman's Archive:
  13. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    "The New Colossus" is a sonnet by Emma Lazarus (1864–1887), written in 1883 and, in 1903, engraved on a bronze plaque and mounted inside the lower level of the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty.

    So, it has been a significant part of one of the greatest symbols of our country for 109 years.

    And, yet, all you geniuses now attack it and bring in the liberal/conservative polarized hatred. Haters gotta hate.

    It's a beautiful poem, that's all. It's not a liberal poem. It's not a conservative poem. It's just a lovely poem.
  14. JBnTX

    JBnTX Bible Thumper

    Aug 28, 2008
    Fort Worth Texas
    But, it's a poem whose time has long since passed.

    ...and it referred to LEGAL immigrants who came here legally to become American citizens.

    It does NOT apply to the criminals coming here illegally just to take advantage of what America has to offer.


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  15. Bruce H

    Bruce H

    Dec 5, 2000
    Your new persona is far more tiring, idiotic, assinine, and boring than your former Feather.
  16. GAFinch


    Feb 23, 2009
    Maybe if you libs would gain some self control and stop using drugs, Hispanics wouldn't have to flee their countries destroyed by drug cartels (domestic terrorists). You guys are funding the destroying of Latin American countries that did nothing to us or anyone else, and instead of rebuilding them you just keep destroying them. Spending money to fund the GWOT is wrong, but spending money to fund narco-terrorists is okay as long as you can feel good for a few minutes?
  17. JFrame


    May 29, 2001
    Mid-Atlantic, US of A

    Well said...Apply liberally and repeat until it sinks in...