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Post by WIldWIllieCat » August 14th, 2019, 6:54 am

"...but chiefly from the desire in foreign powers to gain an improper ascendant in our councils. How could they better gratify this, than by raising a creature of their own to the chief magistracy of the Union?"~Alexander Hamilton

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Post by ChemicalKat » August 14th, 2019, 7:05 am

I wonder why he would say that? :what:

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Post by KITNooga » August 14th, 2019, 8:01 am

do you all really think the FRENCH, who gave us the statue BACK THEN were thinking in the broad strokes you all are now?
and do you really thing BETO got his 'take' right? or was just working to pander to his base and do a bit of 'race-baiting' all his own?

when you ask 'I wonder why he would say that?' are you including Beto? or just your hated GOP folks?

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » August 14th, 2019, 8:18 am

huh?

I think you need to look up Emma Lazarus.
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Post by KITNooga » August 14th, 2019, 8:33 am

this emma lazarus?

There are several phrases associated with the Statue of Liberty, but the most recognizable is “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This quote comes from Emma Lazarus’ sonnet, New Colossus, which she wrote for a fundraiser auction to raise money for the pedestal upon which the Statue of Liberty now sits. The poem did not receive much recognition and was quite forgotten after the auction.

In the early 1900s and after Lazarus’ death, one of her friends began a campaign to memorialize Lazarus and her New Colossus sonnet. The effort was a success, and a plaque with the poem’s text was mounted inside the pedestal of the statue.


think I shall stand firm on my post willie.

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » August 14th, 2019, 9:07 am

where's the part about Lazarus speaking for the French? or even better, its relevance in any way shape or form
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Post by KITNooga » August 14th, 2019, 9:13 am

who gave us the statue?

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Post by NealyFan » August 14th, 2019, 9:19 am

Look at us taking a handout from the French.
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Post by KITNooga » August 14th, 2019, 9:27 am

NealyFan wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:19 am
Look at us taking a handout from the French.
now Nealy, do you recall WHY the French GIFTED us with the statue?

let me help you: https://www.nps.gov/stli/learn/historyc ... ection.htm

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Post by WIldWIllieCat » August 14th, 2019, 9:42 am

KITNooga wrote:
August 14th, 2019, 9:13 am
who gave us the statue?
again, relevance in any way, shape, or form?
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