we must resist

Today’s WordPress word is Resist. https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/resist/
I feel that we as a nation should continue to resist any attempt to attack our core values as a society here in the United States. Safety is an important thing for our nation however disregarding the fact that we are a nation of immigrants and we have a statue that shows this is even more of a reason to resist. Per reference.com:
“The plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty reads: “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-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” These lines are from the poem “The New Colossus,” written by Emma Lazarus in 1883. There is also a plaque with this same quote at the Statue of Liberty Museum” (2017.) What does the statue look like?
again per reference.com “The Statue of Liberty was given to America by France as a symbol of the alliance that was formed during the Revolutionary War. The statue was originally intended to be delivered in 1887 to commemorate the centennial anniversary of the Declaration of Independence. However, it arrived in New York Harbor in June of 1885. The official dedication ceremony took place on October 28, 1986.

The Statue of Liberty stands just over 305 feet tall from the bottom of the pedestal to the tip of the torch. The tablets that accompany the statue are inscribed with the date July 4, 1776 in Roman numerals. Broken shackles appear near the bottom of the statue to represent freedom from oppression and tyranny. The shackles are meant to symbolize how America broke free from the rule of Britain during the Revolutionary War.

Sources:
nps.gov
statueofliberty.org
source: https://www.reference.com/art-literature/written-bottom-statue-li berty-289345c7c12bcc74
From the women’s march in Washington, to the protests at airports over immigrants being detained after an executive order role out was botched from the start, we the people must continue to resist. It is who we are it is what we were founded on.

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