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Funds to Reopen Statue

November 15, 2003

Mouthing words like "democracy" and "freedom," our president prods Congress into approving $87.5 billion more for his Middle East adventure. Meanwhile, funding for the reopening of the Statue of Liberty, the American symbol of democracy and freedom, depends on what amounts to a national bake sale by the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation (Nov. 9). Shamefully, this gives a whole new meaning to the expression "shock and awe."

Stephen C. Lee

La Habra

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