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America Rising!


By —— Bio and Archives--May 5, 2009

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America RisingA letter writer to Canada Free Press (CFP), call him “American Joe”,  has come up with the perfect antidote to Barack Hussein Obama. 

This is a perfect antidote to build American morale and one that won’t bring the heavies from Janet Napolitano to your doorstep.

Like most things that work, it is beautiful in its simplicity. 

“One of the things that Barack Obama cannot change is our right to fly the American flag,” writes Joe.  “Since Barack Obama and his followers are so much against Americans and patriotism, maybe we should all make a statement by flying our flags every day, leaving them outside through all kinds of weather, until Barack Obama is impeached.

“This would raise the spectre of our concern and he wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.  It would be a sort of extension of the Tea Party, but something that is visible every day as a reminder.  We need something that people can relate to and see as they drive around.

“We need something to do, but many don’t know what they can do.  Putting up the flag and flying it through rain and shine can make a statement.”

“American Joe” is right.  No world pandemic, no recession, no inclement weather and not even a president, no matter how powerful,  can keep you from flying your every day flag.

There can be no doubt that Obama is president of a country he feels he has to apologize for.

When his Director of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano first accused, then apologized, for calling courageous returning war vets right-wing extremists, Obama’s silence was as deafening as it was demoralizing.

Obama and Janet Napolitano may be in power but they would not be in power were it not for the returning war veterans who bought them their freedom.

Then again, other than in politics, neither Obama nor Napolitano has ever served their country. 

The Stars and Stripes is beloved by farmer and shopkeeper alike.

Obama’s “flag” seems to be the rising sun of his logo, a graphic any artist could have created. 

Obama’s flag is not even one year old.  Old Glory is forever.

The American flag has been at the heart of proud American heritage since it went on view for the first time after flying over Fort McHenry, on January 1, 1876 at the Old State House in Philadelphia for the nation’s Centennial celebration.  It now resides in honour in the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. 

“An opaque curtain shields the now fragile flag from light and dust.  The flag is exposed for viewing for a few moments once every hour during museum hours.” (http://www.UsFlag.org).
 
There are many breathtaking accounts of the inspiration of the American flag throughout America’s history, but the following true story will always stand out like a beacon in the dark.

It was in another dark chapter when Americans were demoralized during the war of 1812 as the British had entered Chesapeake Bay on August 19, 1814.  By the evening of August 24, the British had invaded and captured Washington.  They set fire to the Capitol and the White House, the flames visible 40 miles away in Baltimore.

“In the days following the attack on Washington, the American forces prepared for the assault on Baltimore (population 40,000) that they knew would come by both land and sea.  Word soon reached Francis Scott Key that the British had carried off an elderly and much loved town physician of Upper Marlboro, Dr. William Beanes, who was being held on the British flagship TONNANT.  The townsfolk feared that Dr. Beanes would be hanged.  They asked Francis Scott Key for his help, and he agreed, and arranged to have Col. John Skinner, an American agent for prisoner exchange to accompany him. Having found and boarded the TONNANT, where they found Dr. Beanes alive, the three were placed under guard and forced to wait out the battle behind the British fleet.

“Now let’s go back to the summer of 1813 for a moment. At the star-shaped Fort McHenry, the commander, Maj. George Armistead, asked for a flag so big that “the British would have no trouble seeing it from a distance.”  Two officers, a Commodore and a general, were sent to the Baltimore home of Mary Young Pickersgill, a “maker of colours”, and commissioned the flag.  Mary and her 13-year-old daughter Caroline, working in an upstairs front bedroom, used 400 yards of best quality wool bunting.  They cut 15 stars that measured two feet from point to point.  Eight red and seven white stripes, each two feet wide, were cut.  Laying out the material on the malthouse floor of Claggett’s Brewery, a neighborhood establishment, the flag was sewn together.  By August it was finished.  It measured 30 by 42 feet and cost $405.90.  The Baltimore Flag House, a museum, now occupies her premises, which were restored in 1953.

“At 7 a.m. on the morning of September 13, 1814, the British bombardments began, and the flag was ready to meet the enemy.  The bombardment continued for 25 hours, the British firing 1,500 bombshells that weighed as much as 220 pounds and carried lighted fuses that would supposedly cause it to explode when it reached its target.  But they weren’t very dependable and often blew up in mid air.  From special small boats, the British fired the new Congreve rockets that traced wobbly arcs of red flame across the sky.  The Americans had sunk 22 vessels so a close approach by the British was not possible.  That evening the cannonading stopped, but about 1 a.m. on the 14th, the British fleet roared to life, lighting the rainy night sky with grotesque fireworks.
“Key, Col. Skinner and Dr. Beanes watched the battle with apprehension.  They knew that as long as the shelling continued, Fort McHenry had not surrendered. But, long before daylight there came a sudden and mysterious silence.  What the three Americans did not know was that the British land assault on Baltimore as well as the naval attack, had been abandoned.  Judging Baltimore as being too costly a prize, the British officers ordered a retreat.

“Waiting in the predawn darkness, Key waited for the sight that would end his anxiety; the joyous sight of Gen. Armistead’s great flag blowing in the breeze.  When at last daylight came, the flag was still there!”

Triumph against incredible odds has been the result of the American flag in many chapters of more than 200 years of U.S. history.

What could be a more effective morale booster than the Stars and Stripes, flying through rain and shine, against the most anti-American president in U.S. history?

Each and every American patriot is the brightest star on the Stars and Stripes.

The first 100 days of Obama in the Oval Office was yesterday.

Today it’s America Rising!


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