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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Obama Misquotes Statue of Liberty During Plea for US to Take in More Syrian ‘Refugees’

President Obama holds little regard for America. From his flippant attitude towards paying respect to the flag to his infamous “coffee cup salute” of Marines, it’s evident that America is not an idea for him- just a place he keeps his stuff. His latest gaffe illustrates this fact:

President Obama misquoted the inscription on the Statue of Liberty, ever so slightly, while making a point Tuesday about America’s enduring alliance with France and his contested plan to accept Syrian refugees.

At a White House press conference with French President Francois Hollande, Mr. Obama said the statue — a gift from France to the U.S. — is a symbol of welcome to those seeking a better life in America. Then he said Lady Liberty bears an inscription of “words we know so well.”

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free,” Mr. Obama quoted the inscription as saying.

Actually, the inscription on the Statue of Liberty reads, “masses yearning to breathe free,” not “be free.”

Mr. Obama noted that France has agreed to accept 30,000 Syrian refugees, while the House has voted to delay his plan to take in 10,000 refugees.

The president said of the Statue of Liberty’s message, “That’s the spirit that makes us Americans. That’s the spirit that binds us to France.”



Claudia Balzac said...
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Claudia Balzac said...

I wonder if France is still going to take another 30,000 Muslim "refugees" after the latest spate of vicious, cowardly attacks?

We've been taking a steady flow of the poor, the tired, and the huddled masses for a hundred fifty years at least. But the past couple decades it's been a torrent of people who do not bring investment, valuable skills, or desire to be part of our society's melting pot, that forms the fabric of our culture. Especially the past several years, when the scourge of what amounts to "affirmative action" immigration policy has deliberately inserted hundreds of thousands, millions, of indigent and incompatible individuals into a perfectly healthy, safe and thriving communities. Not based upon the skills, qualities and abilities they bring, nor willingness to work, but rather, due to this president's incomprehensible mission of deliberate cultural dilution and degradation.

Anonymous said...

Nothing new. He mis quotes the constitution constantly . Hell he would do the same with his wife if he could understand her.