Why do most Americans not know the truth about the Statue of Liberty?
Even fewer know that the poet Emma Lazarus was a Georgist. She wanted to share the value of the land. Tax land value and return it as a dividend to all citizens.
Excerpt: But, what most people don’t know, even today, is that Bartholdi left the broken shackles and chains that were at her feet. ...
Because the height of the pedestal built to support the statue makes it impossible to see the chains and shackles from the ground, most people visiting Liberty Island remain unaware of them. This is where the U. S. Park Service plays a pivotal role.