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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:38 PM

Pres. Obama: "We didnít raise the Statue of Liberty with its back to the world."

It makes no sense to expel talented young people, who, for all intents and purposes, are Americans. Theyíve been raised as Americans and know this nation as their own. To expel these young people who want to staff our labs, or start new businesses, or defend our country simply because of the actions of their parents or because of the inaction of politicians makes no sense.

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Precisely because this is temporary, Congress needs to act. There is still time for Congress to pass the DREAM Act this year, because deserving young people should be able to plan their lives in more than two-year increments. And we still need to pass comprehensive immigration reform that addresses our 21st century economic and security needs.

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Just six years ago, the unlikely trio of John McCain, Ted Kennedy and President Bush came together to champion this kind of reform. I was proud to join 23 Republicans in voting for it. So thereís no reason that we canít come together and get this done.

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We didnít raise the Statue of Liberty with its back to the world. We raised it with its light to the world. What makes us American is not a question of what we look like or what our names are. What makes us American is our shared belief in the enduring promise of this country Ė and our shared responsibility to leave it more generous and more hopeful than we found it.

more:
http://ideas.time.com/2012/06/17/a-nation-of-laws-and-a-nation-of-immigrants/#ixzz1y93wHDVQ
via: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/19/1101347/-Pres-Obama-We-didn-t-raise-the-Statue-of-Liberty-with-its-back-to-the-world

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Reply Pres. Obama: "We didnít raise the Statue of Liberty with its back to the world." (Original post)
kpete Jun 2012 OP
JohnnyRingo Jun 2012 #1
madrchsod Jun 2012 #2
spanone Jun 2012 #3
Jamaal510 Jun 2012 #6
HopeHoops Jun 2012 #4
Flint Stone Jun 2012 #7
berni_mccoy Jun 2012 #5
siligut Jun 2012 #8
Myrina Jun 2012 #10
siligut Jun 2012 #12
ihackperl Jun 2012 #9
Spitfire of ATJ Jun 2012 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:53 PM

1. That's a good one

I'll be using that.

It's true that the Statue Of Liberty was erected facing the open sea to welcome hopes and dreams to the greatest nation on Earth.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:16 PM

2. that`s why he`s the president....

he`s the smartest kid in the classroom

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:22 PM

3. they oppose anything Barack Obama endorses.

doesn't matter if it was originally their idea or their bill.

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Response to spanone (Reply #3)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:14 PM

6. I wonder...

if Obama suddenly endorsed tax cuts for millionaires and wanted to get rid of SS and welfare, if they would oppose him then.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:44 PM

4. "Give me your tired, your poor/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free"

 

What the fuck happened to THAT?

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #4)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:23 PM

7. They privatized it.......

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profitized it, then bought it out, sent it into bankruptcy, and dissolved it.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:12 PM

5. WIN!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:48 PM

8. Obama gives us hope

He values people and believes in a better future for everyone.

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Response to siligut (Reply #8)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:59 PM

10. ... especially in an election year ...

n/t

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Response to Myrina (Reply #10)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:54 PM

12. Yes, I know . . .

I hope he gets another 4 years and has the ability to show us what he can really do.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 05:58 PM

9. Lady Liberty has Turned her Back to US!

 

Liberty died in the US long ago, let's send the tarnished statue back to France.....

Or better yet, melt her down, sell the copper, and pay down some of our public debt.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 06:32 PM

11. I like the line on "Barney Miller"

They were talking about the emotions immigrants felt seeing the Statue of Liberty and Detective Yamana said his parents felt the same way when they saw Alcatraz.

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