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Learning to breathe free

Original post made on Jun 28, 2012

Is America a melting pot, with all cultures mixing together to create a cohesive gooey treat, or a salad where each ingredient retains some of their own distinct flavor? In this week's [Web Link Raucous Caucus], Tom Cushing tackles this topic and recent changes to immigration policy.

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Posted by Tom Cushing
a resident of Alamo
on Jun 28, 2012 at 7:24 am

I guess if you take "Longing" (my mistake) and "Yearning" (the correct text -- I will speak with my editing staff), you get "Learning" to Breathe Free.

Anyway, here's the text/lyrics of the poem inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty:

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-tossed to me
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!

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