Saturday, November 27, 2010

New York, I love you, but you're bringing me down...

(LCD Soundsystem song title)

Take a close look at this picture. Outraged? You should be.

20 bucks. That was the price required to board a ferry and view the Statue of Liberty. Am I missing something? Is this the product of unbridled capitalism? You would think, of ALL the national symbols and sites to visit in the United States of America, the one symbol that signifies for all the world Freedom and Liberty would be a FREE site to visit. Or maybe a couple bucks at most. But 20? I would love to visit the statue of liberty and be reminded of where I live, in a land that is proud of the freedom it defends and guarantees to its citizens. Instead, I realized my wallet was short by one Jackson. Lame.


  1. The reason why they charge so much is because the state of New York is nearly bankrupt. They need the money any way they can get it. I am sure if they could admission would be free. But its not so deal with it. I mean the Smithsonian is free, and if they wanted to they could charge but they don't.

  2. I'm going to be a jerk and point out that the words "free" and "liberty" don't really mean the same things, and in this context, liberty includes the right to charge people to see a landmark. It might even be a better symbol of our country if you have to pay to see it.

    Maybe they just didn't want the poor to come and soil the statue.

  3. Your criticism is unwarranted and offensive. How dare you come and rip apart my poorly constructed argument. How about you guys just let me wish the admission for the freaking Statue of Liberty was free?

  4. I'm going to be a double jerk. Free as in speech, not as in pizza.