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.
To millions of immigrants, these words meant something. I’m sure they meant something to my father who arrived at Ellis Island in 1923.
But instead of feeling blessed to be able to come to this country, the jihadist terrorists, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, and their parents, spat on the Statue of Liberty and all that this country represents to millions who cherish the freedoms they enjoy as citizens of this wonderful country. Instead of embracing and taking advantage of the wondrous opportunities that are available in America, they chose to kill their neighbors.
Instead, these barbaric brothers kill four innocents and maimed hundreds of others, and for what? Some perceived injustice they feel? Or just plain hatred for America? And the story hasn’t ended; the investigation goes on; others may have been involved and Tamerlan and Dzhokhar are now being implicated in a 2011 triple homicide.
This family was granted entry into the U.S. based on political asylum because of their fear of remaining in their own country – yet, despite this so-called fear, Tamerlan traveled back and forth to Russia and the parents are living there now. So much for their fear.
Their mother, who now regrets coming to the U.S., had no problem asking for and taking handouts of more than $100,000.00 of taxpayer money – money the victims of the Boston terrorist attack no doubt paid into the government – in cash, food stamps and Section 8 housing.
Despite his obvious hatred for the U.S., I doubt the dead one had any regret taking financial aid of over $5500.
And how much will the Boston folks have to pay for Dzhokhar’s hospital bills and attorney’s fees?
And then, to throw salt into the wounds already suffered by Boston, the father of these two savages goes on the television and says, “They never could have done this. Never, ever, ever!” I guess he didn’t read the message left in the boat by Dzhokhar, where he cowardly hid for hours, which said the bombings were retribution for U.S. military action in Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims “collateral damage.”
I wish to God this family never stepped foot on our shores. There are millions of people who have embraced this country and all she has to offer and still more who would give anything to live here – but we opened our doors to these animals.
I don’t get it, but if you do, God bless you.
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