We the People of the United States, actually have two national flags, a military flag and a civil flag for peacetime. They have several important distinctions and meanings.
Almost all Americans think of the Stars and Stripes "Old Glory" as their only flag. Read the rest on the link: http://www.barefootsworld.net/uscivilflag.html
By Ronald Lewis
"July 4, 1776 was a historic moment in American history. It was the beginning of breaking free of global tyranny and establishing the right to be a free and independent nation. The "Declaration of Independence" marked a triumphant movement to fight against British rule and establish America's own identity.
The United States Declaration of Independence is an act of the Second Continental Congress, adopted on July 4, 1776, which declared that the Thirteen Colonies in North America were "Free and Independent States" and that "all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved." The document, formally entitled The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, explained the justifications for separation from the British crown, and was an expansion of Richard Henry Lee's Resolution (passed by Congress on July 2), which first proclaimed independence. An engrossed copy of the Declaration was signed by most of the delegates on August 2 and is now encased in argon and on display in the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington, D.C.
The Declaration is considered to be the founding document of the United States of America, where July 4 is celebrated as Independence Day and the nation's birthday. At the time the Declaration was issued, the American colonies were "united" in declaring their independence from Great Britain. John Hancock, as the elected President of Congress, was the only person to sign the Declaration of Independence on July 4th. It was not until the following month on August 2nd that the remaining 55 other delegates began to sign the document.
US President Abraham Lincoln succinctly explained the central importance of the Declaration to American history in his Gettysburg Address of 1863:
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."
Some 137 years later, America's path to a free and prosperous nation would come to an abrupt end with the Federal Reserve Act of 1913.
The Federal Reserve Act of 1913 was created in secret and packaged as a "solution" to aid our country's businesses and citizens with a "sound" and "stable" currency platform to help grow our nation and foster new possibilities in America. Instead, it would soon be revealed that the Federal Reserve Act was just that -- An "Act". With the Great Depression in 1930, America received its first taste of the ineffectiveness and uselessness of the Federal Reserve.
Americans lost their homes, lives and freedom, all while greedy bankers and families profited from great hardship and setbacks. The reality is that America was "sold out" by President Woodrow Wilson to the interests of greedy families (Rothchilds, Rockefellers, etc.) in order to establish their long-term goal of world government and global enslavement to a phony and worthless currency.
America's history as a once free nation should be a wake up call for everyone. Freedom is only an illusion in America today. When power and control falls into the wrong hands, many people will suffer as a result. This couldn't be more true than the Federal Reserve Act of 1913. We are mostly a nation of slaves bound and controlled by money. The slave owners are the very people who enacted the Federal Reserve and control the nation's banks and currency.
Can America become a free nation again? Yes, but not without bloodshed. The America we know of today is not much different than when it was controlled by the British prior to 1776. To regain control of our country, we must look to the past for inspiration and truth. In life, there are people who will stop at nothing to control the world. They are not satisfied with all their perceived wealth. The greatest power in humanity is the control of human life.
Will you stand for yourself and freedom, or accept a repeat of history?"- from
smickles Jun 22, 2008
Wasn't the main motivation to create this country the opposition of taxes that were very much like the taxes levied on us now? Didn't the Act in question also allow taxes to become unapportioned? How could people allow something like this to happen and why do we continue to allow it?
Ronald LewisJun 23, 2008