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Sat Aug 14, 2021, 12:56 AM Aug 2021

"Our National credo or ....National Curse..."

Ask people to come up with an image that symbol- izes America’s immigrant heritage, and many of them will choose the Statue of Liberty. A gift from the people of France, she has watched over New York Harbor since 1886, and on her base is a tablet inscribed with words penned by Emma Lazarus in 1883:
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!
To some Americans, the words of Emma Lazarus are our national credo. Others say they’re our national curse. What do you think? Credo? Curse? Both? Neither?
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You can learn more about the Statue of Liberty and the restored immigration entry station on Ellis Island by visit- ing these sites:

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"Our National credo or ....National Curse..." (Original Post) LakeArenal Aug 2021 OP
I was raised to believe dweller Aug 2021 #1
As a descendent of wretched refuse, I'm biased. n/t TygrBright Aug 2021 #2


(23,789 posts)
1. I was raised to believe
Sat Aug 14, 2021, 01:02 AM
Aug 2021

it was our heritage, as was E Pluribus Unum …

It seems the closer we come to realize it , the louder the rwnj shriek


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