Sunday, February 2, 2014

Pre-Centennial 1676 American Flag

This flag commemorates the era of time 100 years before the Declaration of Independence.  The patterns of the UK, Sweden, Spain, France, and the Netherlands can be found in this flag. Additionally the colours of the Pan-Africa Flag are present. It only has 12 stripes since only 12 of the original rebel colonies were in existence in 1676. Georgia was yet a twinkle in some English-man's eye.

Imagine traveling back to July 4, 1676?  What a weird and wondrous time.  None of the founding fathers were alive.  However the first cell of Benjamin Franklin was around and patiently waiting since 1667.

This flag honors the hand that the Kings and Queens of France, Sweden, the Netherlands, and Spain who shaped America in her embryonic stage.  And without a doubt there were many Princes and Princess from Africa who were drafted into bondage so that America could find her footing and become a rich and abundant nation.

In 1676 the English Colonies were ruled by Charles the II as the restored King.  The Colonies just passed through the Kingless Decade of the Experimental Republic Commonwealth of 1650-1659, with Oliver Cromwell as the national leader.

The People having trouble with the King, started long before King George the III in 1776.  British Congress (Parliament) had King Charles the II executed for his tyrannical rule.  Note, only a few colonies were around to remember this part of their history.  The Pre-Revolutionary Kingless Phase of Colonial History is almost always skipped over in US Civic Classes as a kind of dirty secret, since the government murdered the King in 1649.

This flag commemorates the ancient colonies lost in the annals of time before 1676: The Swedish-American Colonies, Dutch-American Colonies, Spanish-American Colonies, French-American Colonies, and sweat and blood sacrifice of the African-American pioneers who were drafted by fate to help establish and ensure the stability of America during her infancy.   

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