Freedom – the one word recognized by all peoples who arrive and then stay in the United States of America have in common is Freedom. The Statue of Liberty represents this as does the Statue of Liberty Poem, now an important part of our history. Let us not prove her wrong and lessen who we are as Americans and human beings.
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!”
Emma Lazarus. 1848-1887
There is a crisis, thousands of children in peril of their very lives (from Central America, not Mexico) and they are coming to our country for safety and refuge. Are we still the caring land of Freedom? Do we give a damn or are we so into ourselves and our rights, ingrained in our wants and our entitlements that we’ve laid aside our souls. I’m so embarrassed and ashamed that everything seems to be related to money or politics.
Have we forgotten to do what’s right and humane and caring and loving? Have we? Most of our ancestors entered this land for the same reasons as these children. There is no difference. There should be none now and even more than that they are children, for God’s Sake!
Show you care,
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17 thoughts on “She Stands for what makes our Country Great – Freedom! Don’t Let Her Down!”
I find it very disheartening that most everything right now seems to get boiled down to politics. Greed and the hunger for power have displaced compassion and doing what is right for our fellow man. I pray that we begin to see the light soon.
You are correct and I have the same prayer as you, every single day, LuAnn!
You gave me goosebumps Penny! I hope your reminders get shared and shared so many can receive your wise messages. 🙂
Thanks Debby, me too! 🙂
Oh fave neighb…So much to say – I can’t even sort it all out to say it.
xx 🙂 🙂 xo
I know RoSy I share your feelings on this subject! 🙂 xo
I saw a joke today that is so much like the world is now that I didn’t find it funny, I found it to be true.
There is a blackboard with writing on:
is destroying our
Politicians all asleep
a man changes it
is destroying our
Politicians all try to find an answer
The world over, people like us can try and help. We DO try and help, but we are stonewalled by the governments of our respective countries. If it comes to saving lives, they don’t want to know. If it comes to saving money, they are there in an instant. It is sickening.
Thank you for bringing this to the forefront again Penny.
It is difficult emotionally, Alastair, when I see (as you do) the stupidity and cruelty that happens from otherwise average people. Makes me crazy, actually! Good ol’ greed, fear and misplaced power! Sigh! xo
I agree. If they placed more emphasis on lives and environment than money, the world would so much better. [I don’t think emphasis was the word I was looking for, but it’s along those lines]
Compassion is one of your many attributes, Penny. 🙂
Ah yes, sometimes I wish I could turn my compassion button down a bit, idiocy and cruelty can be emotionally tough to deal with on any particular day, my dear friend! 🙂 xx
Penny, you wouldn’t be happy any other way than you are– kind and compassionate — it’s your place in the universe. 🙂
Well you just made my day! Thank you, kind sir. What a wonderful thing to read. 🙂 xo
Penny, this is by far the best commentary that I have heard on this situation.
You’re welcome and thank you Ivonne. I do have very strong feelings on this particular issue, I guess it shows. I know you do also, my friend. xx
Lovely thoughts expressed in an inspirational way. We must care.