By now virtually everyone with any political interest – aka us – have seen the heated exchange between Senior White House Adviser Stephen Miller and CNN’s Jim Acosta regarding immigration and the Statue of Liberty.
As has been the case recently, CNN “reporters” are sent to the White House briefings to be antagonists – not to report. Acosta clearly had no interest in acquiring any information disseminated by Miller. He was there to preach and filibuster, while always on alert for a “gotcha” moment. This is the present-day job of the liberal Washington press corps.
Basically, Acosta’s beef was everything having to with Trump immigration policy – from merit-based entry, to English speaking, the border wall, etc. – and he cited the Statue of Liberty to make his point.
We’ve all heard and many have seen the words on the Statue of Liberty: “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!”
And because we’ve been taught mostly by leftists, we think its meaning is simple. In fact it does seem simple, because the inscription was merely the last five sentences of the Emma Lazarus poem, “The New Colossus.”