She Stands for what makes our Country Great – Freedom! Don’t Let Her Down!

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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.

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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 sheΒ 

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

~

Β 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,

~ Penny

For more information about this crisis USA TODAY

17 thoughts on “She Stands for what makes our Country Great – Freedom! Don’t Let Her Down!

  1. 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.

  2. 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:

    Global warming
    is destroying our
    environment
    _____________
    Politicians all asleep

    a man changes it
    *****

    Global warming
    is destroying our
    economy
    _____________
    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]

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