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Author Topic: Cuccinelli rewrites Statute of Liberty Poem in support of new immigration policy  (Read 86 times)

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The acting director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services in a new interview revised the iconic poem on the Statue of Liberty's pedestal to suggest that only immigrants who can "stand on their own two feet" are welcome in the United States.

Ken Cuccinelli tweaked the famous poem from Emma Lazarus -- whose words, "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free" are long associated with immigration to the US and the nation's history as a haven -- as part of a case for strict new measures pushed Monday by the Trump administration that could dramatically change the legal immigration system.

"Would you also agree that Emma Lazarus's words etched on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your tired, give me your poor,' are also a part of the American ethos?" NPR's Rachel Martin asked Cuccinelli on "Morning Edition" in an interview published Tuesday.

"They certainly are: 'Give me your tired and your poor who can stand on their own two feet and who will not become a public charge,'" he replied. "That plaque was put on the Statue of Liberty at almost the same time as the first public charge was passed -- very interesting timing."

Cuccinelli grew combative when CNN's Erin Burnett pressed him Tuesday night on his tweaks to the famous poem.

"I was answering a question. I wasn't writing poetry, Erin. Don't change the facts. You're twisting this like everybody else on the left has done all day today," Cuccinelli said on "Erin Burnett OutFront."

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/ken-cuccinelli-rewrites-statue-of-liberty-poem-to-make-case-for-limiting-immigration/ar-AAFKqte

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Folks this nation is heading for destruction, if the present admin. remains in office.  During the last election many sat alone the sidelines and refused to vote. So, we have had our warning.
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Poison - it continues to spread!    :crazy:

My favorite quote from the article:

“Watched the clip again and would like to reiterate that Ken Cuccunnelli is a racist who doesn’t understand the first thing about America,” wrote Sen. Brian Schatz (D-Hawaii).

“Ken Cuccinelli just gave the game away,” said Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.). “Racism is the point of their policy.”
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 11:41:56 AM by Olde Hornet »
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Folks this nation is heading for destruction, ...

Missed my post about Babylon falling, huh?

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Cuccinelli doubles down says Statute of Liberty Poem written about people about Europe


 

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