Neverthess, she persisted.
On this day in 1885, the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbor. Designed by French sculptor Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, this massive statue became a symbol of freedom and opportunity to immigrants arriving from overseas.
Today, America seems to have lost the plot, and it is with great sadness, and considerable alarm and fear, that we now now find that we live in a country where immigrant children are being ripped from their mothers and fathers under the pretext of them being "sent for a shower". General Michael Hayden, former Director of the CIA and the National Security Agency, notes that one other country used to do this:
Will liberty persist? My bet is yes. But it is not inevitable. Fascism and hate, the building blocks of death camps, mass killings, and civil rights abuse, have reared their heads in every culture and at every time in recorded history. It can come here, and it is here in the form of Donald Trump and his enablers in his family, White House, and Administration, to say nothing of the cringing cowards on Capitol Hill, the press corps, and in the Republican party.
Which way to the death camps? This way. This way....