Events of Interest
28 Oct 1886
, unveiled, in New York Harbor, New York
A Forgotten Day & a Forgotten Country
, by Harry Browne
, 28 Oct 2003
Reflections on the United States in 1886, when the Statue of Liberty was unveiled, and the current (2003) status
"On this date in 1886, the Statue of Liberty was first unveiled in New York Harbor. You're probably aware that the Statue wasn't built in America. It was built with money voluntarily raised from the people of France — and then erected in New York Harbor with money voluntarily raised from the people of the United States. ... I love the Statue of Liberty, standing tall with her lamp held high — 'liberty enlightening the world.' The mere sight of it is a moving experience. But it's been desecrated by politicians who take its name in vain. ... But don't try to call it Liberty. That isn't what we have today."
, by L. Neil Smith, Rational Review
, 17 Aug 2004
"The Busheviks had closed the whole thing down ... but reopened the former Bedloe's Island sometime later so the people who own it could pay hefty fees to go out and cramp their necks, staring up at a monument to individual freedom, and open immigration, hijacked by the state."
Liberty's Gilded Door
, The Wall Street Journal
, 11 Mar 1992
Editorial condemning Hong Kong's actions preventing Vietnamese refugees from taking asylum there and mostly inaction by the George H. W. Bush administration
"For freedom-loving citizens of places such as Hong Kong and the U.S., it would at least be healthier to see some truth in advertising. A good start might be for America to start selling refugee-screening manuals along with all the other paeans to freedom at the bookstore outside the Statue of Liberty on Liberty Island. It'd be a little embarrassing, but at least it would get the word out that the message on the famous huddled-masses poem at the foot of the statue is history."
Cartoons and Comic Strips
G.O.P. on Immigration
, by Tony Auth, The Philadelphia Inquirer
, 3 Jan 2008
I'm working on my speech for the new statue ...
, by Parker and Hart, The Wizard of Id
, 11 Oct 2014
I need a fresh start ...
, by Ann Telnaes, 1 Nov 2004
, by Walt Handelsman, 6 Aug 2004