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The Cross Spangled Banner Combines the World’s Two Most Powerful Symbols to Reawaken the Virtue America has Forgotten

John Quincy Adams, Sixth President of the United States, stated that “The highest glory of the American Revolution was this — that it connected, in one indissoluble bond, the principles of civil government with the principles of Christianity.”

Well remembered for his “Give me Liberty, or give me Death!” speech, Patrick Henry said, “It cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians; not on religions, but on the gospel of Jesus Christ.”

The Cross Spangled Banner reminds people, both Americans and those abroad, of the Virtue that this Great Nation was founded on.

The Cross Spangled Banner measures 5.7' × 3' and is made of high quality nylon used for weathering the elements and holding its color.

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  1. uffda says

    And here’s why it’s spurious. The earliest Americans were not Christians. They were Indians. The Pilgrim wave after them were the most dismally narrow and intolerant kinds of Christians imaginable, and a century after them George Washington believed in Providence, but only rarely referenced Jesus Christ, same for T. Jefferson and other of the founding fathers.

    Crosses on a flag are just more xian overkill if not hysteria.

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  3. arch says

    As an ignorant Brit (with a history degree) I thought that the U.S. came into being as a sovereign state after a dispute that largely started over taxation levels and the desire of the former sovereign power (the British Crown) to levy excise duties to pay for the administration of the American colonies, a move which was resented by a number of residents of the colonies for a variety of reasons including non-representation in parliament, damage to trade, fundamental disagreement over the correct form of government, growing sense of separate identity, poor and overweening administration by British officials etc etc.

    Don’t remember religion being one of the motivating causes of the war of independence.

    Since one of the earliest causes was simply the fact that the British Crown wanted to levy excise duty to pay for the costs of running the government, a move disliked by Boston merchants for selfish reasons, one can see a reflection of current U.S. debates about federal tax and spending (and borrowing). Except this time it’s not a king in a “foreign land” that they are fighting but their own elected government. Anyhow still best to keep God out of it. And I quite like the stars and stripes as it is.

  4. says

    Christian Dominionists and Reconstructionists love this, I am certain! As far as I can remember back to my highschool and college education, there was never a religionist drive to the American Revolution…Arch is correct here. But Dominionists and Reconstructionists have been working for the last couple decades to change that history. So this flag just fits into their propaganda perfectly.

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