The Statue of Liberty

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!” The statue of liberty.

Emma Lazarus

Any American politician who doesn’t support that Statue of Liberty poem might want to seriously think about looking for another job.

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Photo of the Statue of Liberty by Dietmar Rabich is under a Creative Commons License “Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International” (CC BY-SA 4.0) license.

About Alden Loveshade

Alden is a philosopher, personist, writer, playwright, screenwriter, director, actor, poet, photographer, dumbek drummer, roleplayer, and educator. Worked for others and freelance as a journalist, investigator, columnist, reviewer, teacher, animal caregiver, photographer, and dishwasher. Claims e doesn’t care about money, but always needs more. Recognized by Phi Theta Kappa, Golden Key International Honor Society, the U. S. Jaycees, and groups of like ilk. They don’t necessarily like em, but they recognize em. Graduated summa cum laude from some university that apparently figured the best way to get rid of em was to graduate em. Alden has worked with Emmy, Oscar, Tony, and Pulitzer Prize Nominees and Winners but they never shared their awards! Alden has dual citizenship in the Principality of Sealand and the United States of America. His official title for Sealand is Lord Alden Loveshade. E thinks that makes em sound impressive.
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14 Responses to The Statue of Liberty

  1. Pope Hilde says:

    Right now Donald Trump wants to shut down the government if they won’t build the Wall most people don’t even want and experts say will not work. He should read this and pay attention.

  2. Dolphin Blue says:

    How can we keep people out of America? I don’t understand. We should welcome people.

  3. TawTew the Naturally Perfumed says:

    Helping others is a major part of America. But it isn’t just being American, it’s being a human being. We are responsible for each other, and must never forget that.

    • Tom T. Trucker says:

      This isn’t just about helping people. It’s about dangerous criminals crossing the border and coming to America to commit crime. You wouldn’t let just anybody into your house. You shouldn’t let just anybody into your country.

  4. Tom T. Trucker says:

    President Donald Trump isn’t shutting down the budget, congress it. If they approve the wall America wants to keep itself safe, there’s no problem.

  5. Rev. Bootie says:

    You know who else says “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses?” Cthulu. Chomp.

  6. Rev. Bootie says:

    They need to melt down the Statue of Liberty and use it to make one of Donald Trump.

  7. Tom T. Trucker says:

    This isn’t just about helping people. It’s about dangerous criminals crossing the border and coming to America to commit crime. You wouldn’t let just anybody into your house. You shouldn’t let just anybody into your country.

  8. Frank Lane says:

    It’s hard to find knowledgeable people on American history, but you sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks

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