As true liberty and religious freedom come crashing down around the feet of Americans, the New York Daily News published an issue with a poignant front page that describes exactly what is going on in the United States perfectly. A picture is worth a thousand words after all.
On Friday, the New York Daily News tweeted out the image of their Saturday issue, and on the front page, the image of the Statue of Liberty is seen shedding a tear at the current state of the events unfolding in America. With “Closing the Golden Door” as its headline, it points to Trump’s signing of the “extreme vetting” executive action as the reason for Liberty’s tears.
On Friday, President Trump signed the executive order that bans individuals from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the US. The drama behind the already incendiary act of signing the order unfolded further after two refugees were detained at JFK airport. It was found that one of those individuals was Hameed Khalid Darweesh, an interpreter who worked with the U.S. government during the Iraq War. Both individuals who were detained had legitimate visas to enter the country.
Furthermore, it’s been revealed that none of the seven countries banned in the executive action were home to the 9/11 hijackers. The executive action also does not include countries that have business ties with the Trump Organization. On top of being wholly unconstitutional, it’s exactly what Trump promised his rabid supporters he would not do. He’s banned a bunch of countries that have a bunch of Muslims; however, he didn’t ban the countries where an actual majority of the 9/11 terrorists came from (Saudi Arabia).
The magazine cover is the most accurate portrayal of the true feelings of REAL patriotic Americans – not the twisted alt-right “GO ‘MURRICA” spin that so many believe is patriotic. Americans died for the right to religious freedom. The Statue of Liberty has served as a literal and metaphorical beacon for incoming immigrants seeking a better life for themselves and their families as her torch is meant to glow “world-wide welcome.” The plaque at the base of Statue of Liberty calls for countries to send their refugees to the golden door that was once considered the only way to a better life so that they may “breathe free.” She’s no longer the mother of exiles, as America has fallen into cowardice, fear-mongering, and selfishness. It only took Trump seconds to wrap his stubby little Cheeto fingers around a pen to sign the executive order which destroyed the very foundations upon which America was supposed to be built.
— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) January 28, 2017
Featured image via Getty Images / G. Morty Ortega.