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The rays from this beacon, lighting this gateway to the continent, will welcome the poor and the persecuted with the hope and promise of homes and citizenship. It will teach them that there is room and brotherhood for all who will support our institutions and aid in our development; but that those who come to disturb our peace and dethrone our laws are aliens and enemies forever.
I don’t envy the celestial dance between Moon and Sun, Sun and Earth, and Earth and Heaven. I am happy to simply watch the beauty of the stars. It is enough.