Goodbye Old Glory

Because our country is changing  rapidly, I believe a new national  flag is needed to represent  new values. Old Glory no longer stands for a Union of States held together by a Constitution. The New America is comprised of a highly polarized population more divided by race, and by a political ideology which promotes  the  destruction of a constitution tested by time.  The new ideology does not believe in liberty of the individual, but promotes government as the all benevolent care taker.  

I have designed a new flag which appropriately defines the change that is occurring. The thirteen stripes representing the  original colonies are retained.  Two different icons are used to represent the fifty states.  The symbols differentiate between those states that embraced “Change You Can Believe In,” and those that believe the USA is the greatest country in the world.  

 One of the issues  polarizing the population is a definition of liberty. There is the traditional concept of liberty which promotes the concept of freedom of the individual to own property, and to decide his own fate. The second concept of liberty belongs to those that believe the state should own the property and decide your fate.  Abraham Lincoln described this as Liberty and Tyranny.  

Currently, there are twenty-two states that define liberty as freedom to live free, own property, and take responsibility for your own actions. The remaining twenty-eight states believe in the tyrannical concept  of equal wealth through government programs, and take no responsibility for their actions. In the design for the “New Flag,” I retain use of a star to represent the states keeping traditional liberty. For the socialist  states I chose to use the hammer and sickle the traditional symbol of the communist movement.

The order of the symbols begins with  Delaware, the first state to join the union, in the upper left.  The symbols continue, left to right across the blue field in the order each state achieved statehood.

Good bye “Old Glory.”

New Glory

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