History Lesson

October 29, 2011

Yesterday marked the 125th anniversary of the dedication of Lady Liberty, and befitting such an august occasion there were many tributes honoring one of this country’s most emblematic symbols. Unfortunately, most of them failed to accurately capture the underlying history of the statue created by French sculptor Frédéric Bartholdi which is currently anchored in New York Harbor. That’s why I have to give credit to Kean University professor, American historian, and writer Terry Golway for pointing out the significance of the Statue of Liberty in the op-ed pages of the New York Post. 

Like most other elaborately constructed myths erected by open borders apologists, the notion that the Statue of Liberty is a testament to America’s love of unfettered immigration is not grounded in any solid, factual evidence. To the contrary, the statue is actually a symbol of fraternity designed by French liberals during the 19th century with the goal of bonding our two nations together based upon shared values. Reading Terry Golway’s column is the first step in dispelling the mythology that anti-American forces like La Raza, LULAC, the ACLU and scads of mendacious politicians have created in order to perpetuate their deleterious policy prescriptions. Reflect upon this newly imparted knowledge the next time someone glibly repeats the usual open borders platitudes while citing Emma Lazarus’s invocation at the base of the Statue of Liberty.

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