Much has been said about the importance of today’s election. If America turns Socialist, it will not only destroy America, but folks like us on the Right will lose our voice, possibly forever. However, the bigger question is, “What will a Trump loss do to the rest of the world?” In our obsession with Making America Great Again, we may have lost sight of the implications for our allies and enemies alike.
What will happen when the hope Lady Liberty’s Torch bestows upon the world is extinguished forever? Unfortunately, we may soon find out. The promise of freedom and opportunity America gives is the flicker of hope that keeps the rest of the world from spinning out of control. What happens if that flicker is snuffed out?
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “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!”
Sound familiar? It’s a part of a poem by Emma Lazarus called The New Colossus. It’s embossed on a bronze plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty. I haven’t seen it in person, but I am hoping to one day.
For the most part, the days of Lady Liberty welcoming shiploads of immigrants are long gone. Today’s newcomers arrive at one of the many airports in the New York area. They are then processed through customs and immigration onsite. It’s certainly no Ellis Island. The Golden Door, so many of our ancestors passed through, on their way to begin new lives in the land of opportunity.
What must the “wretched refuse” of the world think about today’s election? Will their only hope of happiness be extinguished forever? Or, will Americans make the right choice, and keep the Socialist mobs at bay? For the next four years, at least. Only time will tell.
Unless there’s a Trump landslide tonight, we may soon wake up in a dystopian hellscape, where the winner of the election isn’t declared for months on end. All the while, Antifa thugs will roam the streets, burning cities and terrorizing any pedestrians unlucky enough to cross their path.
Even though Trump’s MAGA slogan promotes an America first agenda, it’s much more than that. During an airplane emergency, you put the oxygen mask on yourself first, THEN you help others. That’s what this election is about in a nutshell. Keeping America breathing, so Lady Liberty can remain in the harbor, inspiring the rest of the world. After all, that’s what she would want.
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“America is known as a country that welcomes people to its shores. All kinds of people. The image of the Statue of Liberty with Emma Lazarus’ famous poem. She lifts her lamp and welcomes people to the golden shore, where they will not experience prejudice because of the color of their skin, the religious faith that they follow.”
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg