There’s a fine art to congressional trolling. Okay maybe not that fine since AOC can do it, but there’s still an art to it. Rep. Maxwell Alejandro Frost, who can’t stop talking about how he’s the first Gen Z member of Congress, is really bad at it.
Rep. Maxwell Frost (D-Fla.) challenged his Republican colleagues to introduce a bill that removes the Statue of Liberty because of their stances on immigration at the southern border.
Frost, a first-term legislator, read part of the poem “The New Colossus,” which was cast and mounted on to the lower level of the Statue of Liberty as a message to immigrants arriving at Ellis Island in the 1800s.
Frost said immigrants deserve better than what they are being offered.
“Don’t welcome them if you plan to reject them. If you keep pushing your bigoted H.R. 2 bill, then also pass this bill. I’ve taken the liberty of drafting it for you,” Frost said, holding up a piece of paper. “It removes the Statue of Liberty, our largest symbol that tells people to come here.”
“This is who you are, removing the fabric of America. So, I want to know which Republican, who supports and voted for H.R.2, will introduce this bill,” he continued. “If you’re gonna support H.R.2 and these bigoted measures, the least you can do is not be a damn liar.”
This is sad on so many levels.
Rep. Frost is a college dropout who promised to finish his college degree while in Congress which is apparently a part-time job for him. The Statue of Liberty was sent as a gift by French liberals and the move had nothing to do with encouraging immigrants.
“The New Colossus” was written by Emma Lazarus in order to auction off to help raise funds for the Statue of Liberty. (Frost is a hypocrite for embracing her poem considering she was a Zionist.) It was not the official theme for the Statue. Well after her death, the poem was added as a plaque to the statue.
If there was a poem that inspired the Statue of Liberty, it was Stella from Victor Hugo.
I am coming. Arise, virtue, courage, faith!
Thinkers, wits, climb to the tower, sentinels!
Eyelids open, light up eyes,
Earth, move the furrow, live, awake noise,
Get up, you who are sleeping! because the one who follows me,
The one who sends me ahead first,
It is the angel Liberty, this is the giant Light!
This sort of rhapsody over liberty was not unusual in certain circles. It obviously informs our founding documents. And liberty is the thing that leftists hate.
If anyone wants to abolish liberty, it’s Rep. Frost and his leftist movement.