The Rape of Lady Liberty


There has been much talk about rape lately. Wikipedia tells us that "Rape is a sexual assault usually involving sexual intercourse or other forms of sexual penetration carried out against a person without that person's consent. The act may be carried out by physical force, coercion, abuse of authority, or against a person who is incapable of giving valid consent, such as one who is unconscious, incapacitated, has an intellectual disability or is below the legal age of consent."

The critical element in rape is penetration. The dictionary tells us that penetration is the action or process of making a way through something or into something. So let's talk about rape and penetration. Rape is a horrific and violent crime that violates the most personal private boundaries of an individual. Rape is distinguished by the penetration of sexual boundaries but what about the penetration of other boundaries?

Let's consider the breaching of less personal boundaries - our homes, our cities, and our country as we watch a menacing migration invasion march toward our national borders.

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