The Statue of Liberty after 125 years – by LPNY Chair Mark Axinn

Lady Liberty was dedicated at a ceremony presided over by President Grover Cleveland 125 years ago today after New York’s first ever ticker-tape parade.
She sits in a harbor approximately five miles from me and has welcomed millions and millions of immigrants to our shores since 1886.
Now under the Bush-Obama policies of the ICE Agency and the rest of DHS, she should cover her eyes in shame as the neo-cons destroy everything we once stood for. One Republican candidate actually openly stated that he would electrify the fence between the US and Mexico, no doubt so he could cook immigrants like pizzas.
Only the Libertarian Party deserves to proudly display the Statue of Liberty as our emblem. Let us not forget what she represents.

Mark Axinn
Chair, LPNY