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    Should We Redact These Words?

     

    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
    Give me your tired, your poor, your tired, 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,
    Give me your tired, your poor, your tired, poor.



    These words were written by American poet Emma Lazarus in 1883. They  were inscribed on a bronze plaque mounted inside the pedestal of the  Statue of Liberty in 1903.

    It would seem today the sentiment expressed and the hope held have no place in our society.

    The beacon of the Lady Liberty shines only when it benefits a certain element, otherwise that beacon is snuffed out.

    From the Cornfield, this poem, from the tone of so many across the  nation, contains some of the most vile words ever put to paper.

    Should the plaque be removed?

    Should the words be redacted?

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