The Statue Of Liberty Opened in October 1886, the plaque featuring the poem "The New Colossus" was added in 1903.
"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!"
The poem reflected a sentiment and a need of the time in which it was written. When your glass is empty, your only wish is to fill it.
Our glass is now full.
It Is Time To Remove the plaque that was added after the fact and replace it with a new plaque that reflects the needs of our time.
Here is my poem for the new plaque for the Statue of Liberty:
To Know America Is To Love America. If You Love America, If You Will Defend America Against All Foes, If You Will Fight For Her Culture, Love Her Culture, Celebrate Her Culture And Adopt Her Culture, If You Will Speak Her English Language Along With Regional Dialects, Well, There May Be A Very Small Chance You Can Come In. Please Fill Out The 250 Page Application And Submit Your One Million Dollar Application Fee, We'll Let You Know If You Have Been Accepted. Don't Call.
It Brings Tears To My Eyes.