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Sunday, October 6, 2013

The American Flag Revisited

In America today, there seems to be a lack of understanding as to why we should teach our children,  that the flag of the United States of America is where all of us need to pledge our allegiance. To understand the importance of this homage, we must first understand it's symbolism.

Originally the symbol and banner of the thirteen colonies, its form and colors, were not chosen on the basis of rational thought. But on the basis of an intuition infused by truth and guidance, which led to the correlation between the people, and that flag America came to call her own. It was on intention that the founders of this great nation, that we it's citizens be ordained the watchful and guiding eye over it's destiny.
At the time of her birth, America's flag was simply bands of red and white, and a circle of stars against a background of blue. Yet, in it's simplicity, lay a depth of meaning and purpose. 
The red is emblematic of the blood, that was shed in the war that led to the establishment of our independent republic. The white stripes that accompany the red, signifies the higher realms of purpose that connects mankind.

Finally, the blue background against which the stars are placed, is a symbol of the eternal being of God. It represents the Infinite, out of which both America's identity and the earth itself has been constructed. The blue that represents America's relationship to God, remains as the assurance that this connection will never change-no matter what ideology becomes popular. It's why "In God We Trust" is written on all of her currency, and why in so many other instances, the connection with the eternal has been enunciated as part of America's most transcendent document.

The stars on the blue background, identifies the composite image showing the many changes from thirteen original colonies, to now representing the much vaster size of fifty states. The number of stars in the original pattern was shaped in the form of a circle, a symbol of unity. This flag of America is the hallmark of her sacred heart. Her soul is a nation whose spiritual name is love.


  1. The United States of America, the land that I Love.

  2. The United States of America, the land that I Love.

  3. 49's- Colin Kaepernick needs this history lesson or at least one tour in Iraq.

    1. No, he doesn't because what the flag stands for, we as African Americans aren't being respected for the same reason..that flag was meant for everyone...not for some..

    2. Respect is earned by those who respect others before themselves..same old whine of woah is me and my race and my past and my..well you can see my is in it.

  4. It is difficult to be in allegiance to two separate nations..you wish to be an African and an American. .then you are looking for respect yet you and the likes of protesting don't realize the very flag to which flys for the same freedoms is that symbol that you protest..I will stand for the respect of the flag that flys for that freedom for all Americans because of America and no other nation..

  5. That same flag did not represent the black slaves that help form this country under horrific conditions. White America dismisses that period as a big "whoops our bad". "That was then, not now" There is still repercussions from that time period of American history that still plagues black Americans today. America needs to turn the heat up on educating students and stop skimming over the slavery period in our schools history books. Tell the truth about the injustice that was inflicted on black people. Show the students the lynchings of black people. Show how blacks were mistreated and banded in American society. Tell the truth about America!! Tell the truth about the black soldiers who fought and died for this country just to come home to this nation and still be considered a second class citizen. Then maybe we can put this countries injustice behind us once in for all.