Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free….

Give me your hungry, give me your tired
Give me your homeless, give me your wanderers
You can be a millionaire by stepping on the needy
Words of equality but they’re written for the greedy
Statue of Liberty, standing in the harbor
This is America we try a little harder
Glenn Shorrock (1944 – )


“Some years ago on the gold coins we used to trust in God. I think it was in 1863 that some genius suggested that it be put on the gold and silver coins which circulated among the rich. They didn’t put it on the nickels and coppers because they didn’t think the poor folks had any trust in God…. If I remember rightly, the President required or ordered the removal of that sentence from the coins. Well, I didn’t see that the statement ought to remain there. It wasn’t true. But I think it would better read, “Within certain judicious limitations we trust in God, and if there isn’t enough room on the coin for this, why enlarge the coin.

Mark Twain (1835 – 1910)
speech May 14, 1908
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