I know this is a controversial topic, but I feel it must be raised. The Statue of “Liberty” has many adherents, including otherwise-patriotic and Christian Republican Americans. It is with the deepest respect for the feelings and sensibilities of these individuals that I proceed with this admonition.
The Statue of “Liberty” does not, in point of fact, represent liberty. It represents Jacobinism, license, and the riotous murder that marked both the French Revolution and the tumultuous riots that marred 19th-century New York City. Even a cursory glance at the historical background of this Trojan Horse of a “gift” from the Atheist secularist French shows an atmosphere of nascent Bolshevism and covert anti-Christianity:
The Statue of Liberty was a gift from France to the United States. Arriving at the entrance of New York harbor on June 17th, 1884, the Statue of Liberty has proudly stayed there ever since. The statue stands nearly 150 feet tall and is a woman with her arm held high with a lit torch. In her other hand she is clutching a book.
In 1903 an inscription was added on the inside which reads, in part:
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!
This poem is often selectively quoted out of context by those seeking to justify more immigration into the United States, when in fact the Statue of Liberty has nothing to do with immigration.
This French idol was sent to America to justify the unrestricted introduction of innumerable anarchists and Bolshevists from Eastern and Southern Europe into our great nation. It is still used to justify the admission of Leftists from Latin America and elsewhere.
Don’t be fooled by French propoganda on the subject. This statue commemorates their Godless revolution, not our Christian one. Significantly, it did not arrive in America until 1885, which is as close to the centennial of the French Revolution as French Socialists could make it without denigrating their own ceremonies celebrating the mass decapitation of Catholic priests and the expropriation of sovereign property by surly proletarian archaeo-Marxists.
Leaving aside the fact that this idol is French, a rallying point for leftist pro-immigrationism, and a closeted torch-bearer for the international Communist insurgency, there are more important reasons why America must cast this image down from amongst us. The Statue is flagrantly a graven image. Anyone who’s ever read the Bible knows what it says about the worship of such false idols:
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. Deuteronomy 7:25
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Deuteronomy 12:3
For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, and moved Him to jealousy with their graven images. Psalms 78:58
Confounded be all they that serve graven images, that boast themselves of idols: worship Him, all ye gods. Psalm 97:7
Ye shall defile also the covering of thy graven images of silver, and the ornament of thy molten images of gold: thou shalt cast them away as a menstruous cloth; thou shalt say unto it, Get thee hence. Isaiah 30:22
I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Isaiah 42:8
They shall be turned back, they shall be greatly ashamed, that trust in graven images, that say to the molten images, Ye are our gods. Isaiah 42:17
Therefore, behold, the days come, that I will do judgment upon the graven images of Babylon: and her whole land shall be confounded, and all her slain shall fall in the midst of her. Jeremiah 51:47
Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. Micah 5:13
And lest we forget, the use of graven images in Pagan religious practices also violates two of the Ten Commandments:
“And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD your God…
ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’
TWO: ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image–any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.’”
The Statue is such a graven image. As proof, one need merely look at the New York state license plate. The Statue is very prominently displayed on this license plate, as befits a state renowned for Godlessness, savagery, Marxism, Atheism, and sexual deviancy. Conspicuously absent from this license plate is any depiction of Our Lord, Jesus Christ, Whose agonies on the Cross washed away the sins of the world and gave us hope in Salvation. Yes, there’s no room for any depiction of the True Religion on the New York license plate, but there is room for a Bolshevist French harlot clad in nothing but a bedsheet, brandishing a firebrand and a copy of some book that may well be either the “Communist Manifesto” or “Origin of the Species,” calling all evildoers to come to America and worship her as their false god. Yes, very little about this license plate is surprising, I am saddened to say.
Hopefully, President Huckabee or President Brownback will put aside the outcry of the dim-witted and idly sinful among patriotic Americans, as well as outright silencing the inevitable uproar from Marxist, secularist, Darwinist, Helioleftist, and immigrationist circles. Hopefully, either one of those men will show the strength of character and moral vision to cast down this disgusting monument to human iniquity. Cast down the Statue, that God may yet forgive our nation for its many sins and travesties.
True leadership means not having to apologize when you are right, just as you must humbly admit it when you are wrong. I hope our next Republican President remembers that, and demolishes this evil edifice once and for all.