On July 1, 2010, at American University in Washington, D.C., Obama gave a speech on immigration reform. Being a pathological liar, his speech was full of lies.
Lie No. 1:
In his speech, the sociopath said “The southern border is more secure today than at any time in the past 20 years.”
That’s a lie.
The day after, events along the US-Mexico border put the lie to what Obama said. As reported by the AP:
“A massive gun battle between rival drug and migrant-trafficking gangs near the U.S. border left 21 people dead on Thursday, prosecutors said. The clash occurred in a sparsely populated area about 12 miles from the Arizona border — a prime corridor for immigrant and drug smuggling.
Sonora’s Attorney General’s Office said in a statement that nine people were captured by police at the scene of the shooting, six of whom had been wounded in the confrontation. Authorities at the scene found seven rifles. Officials did not say why the gunfight had broken out, but powerful and well-armed Mexican gangs often fight for control of smuggling routes into the United States.
In a city on another part of the U.S. border, gunmen killed an assistant attorney general for Chihuahua state and one of her bodyguards. After being chased by armed assailants through the darkened streets of Ciudad Juarez, the vehicle carrying Sandra Salas Garcia and two bodyguards was riddled with bullets Wednesday night.”
In his speech, Obama rhapsodized at length about Emma Lazarus’ contributions to the Status of Liberty. This is what the Sociopath said:
“a young woman named Emma Lazarus, whose own family fled persecution from Europe generations earlier, took up the cause of these new immigrants. Although she was a poet, she spent much of her time advocating for better health care and housing for the newcomers. And inspired by what she saw and heard, she wrote down her thoughts and donated a piece of work to help pay for the construction of a new statue — the Statue of Liberty — which actually was funded in part by small donations from people across America.
Years before the statue was built — years before it would be seen by throngs of immigrants craning their necks skyward at the end of long and brutal voyage, years before it would come to symbolize everything that we cherish — she imagined what it could mean. She imagined the sight of a giant statue at the entry point of a great nation -– but unlike the great monuments of the past, this would not signal an empire. Instead, it would signal one’s arrival to a place of opportunity and refuge and freedom.
‘Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand,’ she wrote,
A mighty woman with a torch…
From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome…
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!”…
“Give me your tired, and your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to be free…
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!’”
Lie No. 2:
Obama said the Statue of Liberty was funded by “small donations from people across America.” That’s a lie. The statue was given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution. That is why the official name of the statue is La Liberté Élairant le Monde (Liberty Enlightening the World). The statue, reduced to 350 individual pieces and packed in 214 crates, arrived in New York Harbor on June 17, 1885, on board the French frigate Isère. Nearly 10 years after the Statue of Liberty was assembled, the United States donated $10,000,000 USD (adjusted for inflation) to various charities in France. [Source: wikipedia]
Lies No. 3 & 4:
Emma Lazarus did not write her poem, “The New Colossus,” in a contest to raise money to build the Statue of Liberty because the people of France gave the statue to America. Nor did Lazarus submit her poem in a contest. Instead, fundraiser William Maxwell Evarts solicited the poem from her as a donation to an auction of art and literary works conducted by the “Art Loan Fund Exhibition in Aid of the Bartholdi Pedestal Fund for the Statue of Liberty,” the aim of which was to raise money to construct the pedestal for the Statue of Liberty. Lazarus initially refused to donate a poem, until Constance Cary Harrison convinced her that the statue would be of great significance to immigrants sailing into the harbor. [Source]
Lie No. 5:
The Statue of Liberty was never meant to be a symbol of immigration. It was meant to be a symbol of liberty and freedom. Dedicated on October 28, 1886, the statue is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The Statue of Liberty as designed and constructed had nothing to do with what Emma Lazarus wrote. To quote Rush Limbaugh:
“[The Statue of Liberty] was not about immigration at all. It was about liberty. We don’t call it ‘the Statue of Immigration.’ We call it the Statue of Liberty. It is a monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence…. She is meant to be carrying the torch of liberty from the United States TO the rest of the world. It is not a beacon for immigrants to get to this country because they’re tired, they’re poor, they’re huddled, hungry, or thirsty.”
Obama’s constant lying goes beyond the politician’s penchant to embroider on the truth. His lying is no longer even funny. His constant lying speaks to a deep PATHOLOGY.