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Friday, 18 July 2014

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Statue of Liberty to be replaced with structure representing The World's Policeman

Spearheaded by Senator John McCain, a new bipartisan movement inside the Congress is working toward tearing down and replacing the Statue of Liberty.

So far no one in the government has raised any objections, with the President himself saying, "We must keep up with the times."

Bill O'Reilly of FOX news, who has recommended militarizing the border with a wall and guard towers, agrees the Statue of Liberty is outdated and sending the wrong message to the world.

Although conditions in a place like El Salvador are in crisis, Mr. McCain and his associates have stood firm on sending refugees back where they came from.

Reports indicate nearly complete breakdown of civil society in key areas in El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala, including corrupt police and military, along with problems of unemployment.

Personal danger to ordinary persons, including children, is at horrific levels.

The result has been a massive influx of approximately 50,000 refugees since last October.

Despite barbaric and life-threatening situation in these societies, Mr. McCain, Mr. Trump and others are unhappy with attempts to sort out who deserves asylum, and favor stopping the flow with dramatic measures.

Mr. Trump has argued that no one knows what diseases these people are likely to be bringing in to the country, such as swine flu, and they should be kept out.

Commentators in social media have responded that Mr. Trump is very likely expert in knowledge of conditions related to swine.

Others of similar minds to Mr. Trump in the past have suggested ways to prevent asylum seekers from crossing the border as with an electrified fence to "fry" any offenders, or a wide moat filled with crocodiles.

On the heels of these sentiments the latest notion, as a gentler method of persuasion, is to replace the Statue of Liberty with a statue representing The World's Policeman.

This new statue, being a male figure, would be taller than the Statue of Liberty's 151 feet at 175 feet, and have feet at 35 feet long instead of 25 feet long.

It would be fashioned after a member of New York's finest, with raised arm pointing far out to sea, as though saying "Go away!"

Also the inscription would be replaced, with Mr. McCain offering his personal version for a new message from the Statue.

Inscription on the Statue of Liberty currently:

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.

Mr. McCain's revised version:

Give me your same old story,
You wretched masses
Struggling to our shore
And we'll keep you out
Believe you me
You're not welcome at our door

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