Do you recognize this flag?
In our history, we have 3 flags; First, there is the 4 US Code Ch. 1: THE FLAG (From Title 4—FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES) which codifies the size, color and the individual measurements of stars, stripes and canton (the blue field in top left. USC 4 also codifies everything else pertaining to use, display, disposal of the Flag, as well as Mottos, Seals and so on. It’s worth a 5 minute read if you’re not familiar with it.
There is also the Law of Admiralty Flag which is bordered in gold fringe and commonly seen in courts, which would indicate the court is really not operating under the Constitution, but under offshore military law. But that’s not the point of this article.
The third Flag is the US Civil Flag, little is know about it, but here’s what I do know. This flag was first described in 1850 by Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter, in which he introduces the “The Custom House”:
“. . . Here, with a view from its front windows adown this not very enlivening prospect, and thence across the harbour, stands a spacious edifice of brick. From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned VERTICALLY, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam’s government is here established.
Its front is ornamented with a portico of half-a-dozen wooden pillars, supporting a balcony, beneath which a flight of wide granite steps descends towards the street Over the entrance hovers an enormous specimen of the American eagle, with outspread wings, a shield before her breast, and, if I recollect aright, a bunch of intermingled thunder- bolts and barbed arrows in each claw. With the customary infirmity of temper that characterizes this unhappy fowl, she appears by the fierceness of her beak and eye, and the general truculency of her attitude, to threaten mischief to the inoffensive community; and especially to warn all citizens careful of their safety against intruding on the premises which she overshadows with her wings.
Nevertheless, vixenly as she looks, many people are seeking at this very moment to shelter themselves under the wing of the federal eagle; imagining, I presume, that her bosom has all the softness and snugness of an eiderdown pillow. But she has no great tenderness even in her best of moods, and, sooner or later — oftener soon than late — is apt to fling off her nestlings with a scratch of her claw, a dab of her beak, or a rankling wound from her barbed arrows.”
The last part tickles my fancy when I think of spinless politicians.
But I digress…
The U.S. Civilian Flag created in 1799 by Secretary of the Treasury Oliver Wolcott to represent Civilian jurisdiction for Custom Houses and Coast Guard cutters. This flag represents the Common Law of a Sovereign nation at peace. The Civilian flag was soon adopted by merchants to represent Sovereign Land ownership and Common Law jurisdiction.
The Civilian flag’s Origin extends back to the Sons Of Liberty in Boston who flew the “rebellious stripes”; a vertical stripe flag in rebellion against the Stamp act imposed by Britain in 1767. The Sons of Liberty flag was the flag that inspired the Revolution! It’s sibling, the U.S. Civilian Flag is the True Constitutional flag of the American Republic during peacetime, in-law under God.
Admiralty Law- The Law of the Sea, is also the Law of Commerce, the key being that one is “guilty until proven innocent” The state can be a party to a contract and seize property for international statutory infractions and debts. Currently the IRS is acting as a collection agency for the private banking cabal known as the Federal Reserve.
To me, the U.S. Civil Flag represents the restoration, or DEVOLVING BACK TO a Common-Law government as defined in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights which constitutes our Founding Documents. Surprisingly, Wikipedia gives a good explainer of the Law:
The law of the United States comprises many levels of codified and uncodified forms of law, of which the most important is 1) the United States Constitution–which prescribes the foundation of the federal government of the United States, as well as various civil liberties. Our Constitution sets out the boundaries of federal law, which consists of 2) Acts of Congress, 3) treaties ratified by the Senate, 4) regulations promulgated by the executive branch, and 5) case law originating from the federal judiciary. The United States Code (USC) is the official compilation and codification of general and permanent federal statutory law.
The United States Constitution
Federal law and treaties, so long as they are in accordance with the Constitution, preempt conflicting state and territorial laws in the 50 U.S. states and in the territories. However, the scope of federal preemption is limited because the scope of federal power is not universal. In the dual-sovereign system of American federalism (actually tripartite because of the presence of Indian reservations), States are the plenary sovereigns, each with their own constitution, while the federal sovereign possesses only the limited supreme authority enumerated in the Constitution. Indeed, states may grant their citizens broader rights than the federal Constitution as long as they do not infringe on any federal constitutional rights. Thus, most U.S. law (especially the actual “living law” of contract, tort, property, criminal, and family law experienced by the majority of citizens on a day-to-day basis) consists primarily of state law, which can and does vary greatly from one state to the next.
At both the federal and state levels, with the exception of the state of Louisiana, the law of the United States is largely derived from the common law system of English law, which was in force at the time of the American Revolutionary War. However, American law has diverged greatly from its English ancestor both in terms of substance and procedure and has incorporated a number of civil law innovations.
Because the United States is almost constantly at war in some capacity or another. One can argue the need for a peacetime flag. Which is why The U.S. Civil flag is a more appropriate term for this flag. And President Trump is the perfect guy to bring about devolution of everything, military, civilian as well as the Rule of Law as established by our Constitution prior to 1871, with full support and assistance from We-The-People
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From Dark to Light, the best is yet to come… As I was designing this shirt, I was influenced by the following notions:
US War (for too long – Trump has a finger pistol) To Civil (Peace) Flag…
Dirt To Yellow Brick Road…
Debt to Jubilee…
Man On The Moon to Spaceman In The Sun (Elon)…
Thru it all, Trump just keeps on smiling because he knows it’s worth it all for a better world, so Keep On Trump’in.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one.
References, pros and cons, you decide:
Have You Been Hornswoggled? Which Flag is Which? By Richard McDonald, published 1995
The United States Civil Flag of Peacetime (2012), by United We Stand
US Civil Flag Factcheck (circa 2015)?