Monday, October 14, 2013

Lady Liberty Leads Legislative Lesson

       When it becomes evident that the government cannot protect it's people, it is the responsibility of the state to step in. Today New York legislature ruled that they dip into the tourism budget in order to reopen the statue of liberty national park. Due to partial government shut down, the park had been closed for 12 days and no end is in site. The author writes "Cuomo said the state stepped in not just for economic reasons, but also for symbolic reasons". It is clear that, even thought the 400 people who have been laid off is prevalent, the reopening of the park serves as a bigger message. The Statue of Liberty is arguably the biggest symbol of democracy and freedom in the world, and the governor hopes that lady liberty can help torch the path to a speedy resolution of the current government shutdown. 

       Hopefully, this action by the state of New York will cause the big shots in DC to be confronted by democracy right in the face and think "wow what are we doing...". And through this mount the eagle of freedom and democracy and ride that thing all the way to compromise like the creators of this country did a countless number of times.

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