If you visit Liberty Island, you will see the LARGE portion of visitors - are from other countries.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
The Fall of 2012 will mark not a turning point, but a waypoint on a journey towards...well who knows at this point. Socialism? No, we will never go that far. Worse, we are destroying the best free place on Earth, by eroding our freedoms and empowering and growing our government bit by bit, little by little, and those freedoms that have been secured over two centuries, will not be returned easily.
As it is, the young in this country live under the comfort and security of what was created and secured by previous generations, and they think it should, and can, change into something better - but by changing it, they are jeopardizing the very thing that gave them the freedom to choose something else.
Yes, we are eroding Liberty. It has been weakened, and who knows when it will improve. The liberties secured by our founding have been eroded at the base. The words of the Constitution have lost their meaning. What was a not just a symbol to the world, but a reality to be lived and seen, may not be available to future generations.
NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty survived Superstorm Sandy with every crown spike in place, but its surrounding island was so badly damaged that the National Park Service doesn’t know when the beloved tourist attraction will reopen or how much repairs will cost.
A tour of Liberty Island on Friday showed broken railings, torn-up paving stones, damaged equipment and flood-wrecked buildings....