The ACLU has started a movement called People Power to encourage people to “Join the Resistance” against Trump. They have rebranded Sanctuary Cities as “Freedom Cities,” probably due to the news that most people are not supportive of Sanctuary Cities. But the “Freedom Cities” initiative also includes refugee advocacy.
According to the ACLU’s Mintrue “Freedom is disobeying Federal law.”
The ACLU launched their People Power program on Twitter with this:
I have seen this before, especially in relation to the issue of Syrian refugees.
In The Huffington Post: Give Us Your “Huddled Masses,” but “Syrians Need Not Apply!”
What these Liberals leave off is telling. The poem they quote, from the base of the Statue of Liberty and written by the Jewish poet Emma Lazarus, is called The New Colossus.
It is the second stanza that gets the most attention, and it goes:
“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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
Let’s take a look again:
“Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,”
“yearning to breathe free”
One more time, see if you can catch it:
“YEARNING TO BREATHE FREE”
Notice how Liberal after Liberal leaves off the part about “yearning to breathe free?”
That is the point of the American experiment. People from all over the world coming here to be part of America. To cast off the provincial infighting of the Old World and unite under a common belief in the the Constitution, an American identity, and the Flag of the United States.
That idea of American unity and a common belief in freedom is downright toxic to Liberals. This is how you get the student government of UC Irvine to ban the American Flag from the school lobby because:
[T]he American flag has been flown in times of“colonialism and imperialism” and could symbolize American “exceptionalism and superiority.” The resolution says “freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech.”
Or a high school in Iowa condemn its students for wearing “patriotic” American Flag theme clothes to a basketball game, because the American Flag is “offensive” to students to minority students or refugees.
There is another reason Liberals leave off the part about “yearning to breathe free?” The reality of the situation is quite different.
For many illegal immigrants it is “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, drug and human traffickers, yearning for welfare benefits, access to taxpayer funded public services, and free healthcare”
The idea of “yearning to breath free” is diametrically opposed to contraband smuggling, living off the welfare state, imposing Sharia, terrorism, and gang crime. By leaving off the “yearning to breathe free” Liberals use a linguistic slight of hand to make people overlook that in favor of the “give me your huddled masses” part.
We have no duty to accept those into this nation that want to harm this nation.
The Left is deliberately misquoting The New Colossus to obfuscate that fact.