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The Statue of Liberal-ty or How Tony Abbott intends to stop the boats

15/08/2010

‘Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses, and I will turn back the boats.’

So much for liberty and freedom for all.

(part of the real inscription 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-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

I can’t help thinking that if we truly attempt to stop the boats and prevent people from achieving a better life for themselves, then we in return end up lost.

When people cry for help and we do nothing, then all we can expect is nothing when we ourselves need help.

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