Obama and many other misguided souls love to quote “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor…” as a reason we should engage in unfettered importation of every derelict that want to enter this country.
Well guess what, that phrase doesn’t come from the Constitution, it was a convenient choice to fill in the blank plate on the base, there because it was never intended for us!
All this because of a statue of a Muslim woman!
Contrary to the popular rumor that the Statue was originally intended to be a black woman, representing the end of slavery, here is the real story…
According to Smithsonian.com, the statue was originally intended to represent a female Egyptian peasant as a Colossus of Rhodes for the Industrial Age.
The statue’s designer, Frédéric-Auguste Bartholdi, was also French, but he found inspiration in a very different place: Egypt. In 1855, he visited Nubian monuments at Abu Simbel, which feature tombs guarded by gigantic colossus figures. Bartholdi became fascinated by the ancient architecture, developing what the National Park Service calls a “passion for large-scale public monuments and colossal structures.” Eventually, he channeled that passion into a proposal for the inauguration of the Suez Canal. Bartholdi envisioned a colossal monument featuring a robe-clad woman representing Egypt to stand at Port Said, the city at the northern terminus of the canal in Egypt.
To prep for this undertaking, Barry Moreno, author of multiple books about the statue, writes that Bartholdi studied art like the Colossus, honing the concept for a figure called Libertas who would stand at the canal. “Taking the form of a veiled peasant woman,” writes Moreno, “the statue was to stand 86 feet high, and its pedestal was to rise to a height of 48 feet.” Early models of the statue were called “Egypt Carrying the Light to Asia.”
Egypt later scrapped the project and Bartholdi, not discouraged, eventually repurposed his concept into “Liberty Enlightening the World”—the official name for the statue that has been overlooking New York Harbor since 1886.
So America’s potent symbol of welcome for immigrants—often invoked as an argument for why we should usher in those who seek safety and opportunity with open arms, is not only a Muslim woman, but also a Muslim country’s sloppy seconds.
Shahria4America has issued a decree that the statue must be destroyed.
According to the group’s website, the Statue of Liberty “elevates the command of man over the command of God” and public veneration of the statue amounts to idol worship strictly prohibited by Islam. “This has forced sincere Muslims to develop realistic plans that will aid in the removal of the Statue of Liberty.
“Due to the scale of the task at hand, it is highly likely that rigorous safety checks will need to be employed before the demolition of the Statue of Liberty can commence; thus as a temporary measure, it is proposed that a large burka is used to cover the statue, thereby shielding this horrendous eye sore from public view as well as sending a strong message to its French creators,” the site reads.
This photoshop is from the S4A article:
Of course, the gigantic burka is only a temporary solution.
Shariah4America goes on to describe “plans” to detonate Lady Liberty with dynamite and build a minaret in her place. “Demolition of the Statue of Liberty is due to begin soon,” the site says. “Explosive charges will be used and so all visitors are advised to steer clear of the building site.”
Is it not against some sort of law to publicly announce you’re going to blow up a major tourist attraction?
Post demolition, it is recommended that a minaret be built as a fitting replacement, allowing the glorification of God to be proclaimed daily as well as act as a powerful reminder of the superiority of Islam over all other ways of life.
John T. Cunningham wrote that even as a gift, “The Statue of Liberty was not conceived and sculpted as a symbol of immigration, but it quickly became so as immigrant ships passed under the torch and the shining face, heading toward Ellis Island. However, it was [Lazarus’s poem] that permanently stamped on Miss Liberty the role of unofficial greeter of incoming immigrants.”
The inscription on the base is “The New Colossus” is from a sonnet by American poet Emma Lazarus (1849–1887), written in 1883.
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-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
A pretty little sentiment, but as Liberals are fond to say of the Constitution parts that they disagree with, “It’s outdated from another time and is no longer appropriate!”