WHAT WOULD EMMA LAZARUS THINK? THOUGHTS FOR THE FOURTH OF JULY!

 

 

If the Statue of Liberty were moved to America’s southern border, how  would the hundreds of children detained there react to Emma Lazarus’  famous 1883 sonnet  engraved on the base of the statue?

imagesThe 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!”

 

 

Or this famous quote from

Alexis de Tocqueville

“America is great because she is good. If America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great.”

FROM GORDON’S GOOD READS

ALL GOOD FOOD FOR THOUGHT AS WE CELEBRATE INDEPENDENCE DAY!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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