Sarah Palin: Statue of Liberty was “Warning” Against “Socialism”
So The Quitter and Glenn Beck celebrated the deaths of 3,000 Americans on Saturday by selling tickets to hear them speak at an event in Alaska. There, the rubes stupid enough to fork over the dough (up to $225 per ticket) learned this historical factoid.
“This Statue of Liberty was gifted to us by foreign leaders, really as a warning to us, it was a warning to us to stay unique and to stay exceptional from other countries. Certainly not to go down the path of other countries that adopted socialist policies,” Palin said to cheers from the crowd.
Aside from the fact that the statue’s presentation tablet celebrates our alliance with France, I’d like to know which countries had “adopted socialist policies” in the 1870s. And what does The Quitter think of “The New Colossus”?
Again, I’ll note the irony that the people who claim to love this country more than anyone are consistently the most pig ignorant about its actual history.