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Whatever happened to this:

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!"

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:20 PM on Apr. 29, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (23)
  • It was a curse given to us from france....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:22 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • A lot has changed over the past 200 years! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 9:26 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • France thought it was a good way to get rid of the troubled souls they didn't want.
    CorrinaWithrow

    Answer by CorrinaWithrow at 9:27 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Yep, it's a door just like the quote says (proper legal methods), not a flood gate.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Whatever happened to this:

    It was a myth. It never worked that way, no matter how pretty it sounded on Schoolhouse Rock.
    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:29 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Cynicism is so ugly.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:36 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • And idealism is beautiful, but unfortunately, often quite impractical in the political realm.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:41 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • You know what, our country, despite it's imperfections HAS been a harbor to MANY huddled masses. I'm so proud of that fact! I'm so proud that my country is a place where people can come and have a better life. I have lived in other countries where people still consider America the Golden Dream. They apply for visas and it's very hard to get them. They go through a legal process and there is NOTHING WRONG with that legal process. We hold a certain standard, and appreciation for freedom and honesty and working together for a fair country (you may disagree, but the fact that you have the freedom to disagree is evidence in itself). The reality is, many if not most illegal immigrants do not come here to work together and support that. They come here to support their families in mexico. That's fine, it's not illegal. What bothers me is that that they don't learn the language or better themselves.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:43 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Cynicism Reality is so ugly.

    NotPanicking

    Answer by NotPanicking at 9:45 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

  • Yes, it means we will take them in legally like our ancestors came in, not illegally sneaking across our borders.

    Natesmom507

    Answer by Natesmom507 at 9:48 PM on Apr. 29, 2010

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