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Statue of Liberty
'Murica, that's why.
Anti-everything conservative gadfly Phyllis Schlafly, who is not dead, continues to not be dead.
In a radio commentary today Schlafly – who previously argued that the Bible’s mandate for “compassion” doesn’t apply to immigrants – commemorates the anniversary of the dedication of the Statue of Liberty by declaring that the statue “has nothing whatsoever to do with immigration.” Instead, she argued, “people who had nothing to do with this great gift from the French were allowed to paste a plaque on the base of the statue with a quotation that has misrepresented the statue as an invitation to open immigration.”

“Remember, it’s the Statue of Liberty, not the Statue of Immigration,” she concludes.

At least she didn't declare it to be the Statue of Screw You. Give the crew at the Value Voters Summit a few years and they'll have Ted Cruz launching faux filibusters demanding they rename it exactly that.

Originally posted to Hunter on Tue Oct 29, 2013 at 11:54 AM PDT.

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