Should we retain our national flag that conveys historical continuity from the days of the Cakobau government to the period of British Colonial rule, or is it time for a new one?
There is no higher honor than to serve free men and women, no greater privilege than to labor in government beneath the Great Seal of the United States and the American flag.
Allow me to congratulate you, and, through you, the people of Oregon, that peace and prosperity surround us. The prospects for Oregon were never more promising, save the shadows from the fires of secession which are blazing around our childhood homes. Though we have had a winter of unprecedented severity and devastating floods, no traitorous hand has been raised to tear down our national flag and subvert our beloved institutions.
No matter what happens to you, no matter who flatters you or who abuses you, never look at another flag, never let a night pass but you pray God to bless that flag. Remember, boy, that behind all these men you have to do with, behind officers, and government, and people even, there is the Country Herself, your Country, and that you belong to Her as you belong to your own mother. Stand by Her, boy, as you would stand by your mother, if those devils there had got hold of her to-day.edward everett hale
Where bastard Freedom wavesThe fustian flag in mockery over slaves.thomas moore
The union of lakes, the union of lands,The union of States none can sever,The union of hearts, the union of hands,And the flag of our Union forever!george pope morris
The Democrats had long labeled the impeachment debate a distraction from the urgent business of a great nation. But the Republicans argued that the pursuit of justice is the business of a great nation. In winning this point, they caught the falling flag, producing a triumph for the rule of law, a reassertion of the belief that no man is above it, and a rebuke for an arrogance that had grown imperial.Peggy Noonan
On this question of principle, while actual suffering was yet afar off, they [the Colonies] raised their flag against a power to which, for purposes of foreign conquest and subjugation, Rome in the height of her glory is not to be compared — a power which has dotted over the surface of the whole globe with her possessions and military posts, whose morning drumbeat, following the sun, and keeping company with the hours, circles the earth with one continuous and unbroken strain of the martial airs of England.Daniel Webster
Shoot, if you must, this old gray head,But spare your country's flag," she said.john greenleaf whittier
We seemed to see our flag unfurled,Our champion waiting in his placeFor the last battle of the world,The Armageddon of the race.john greenleaf whittier
Step right up young lady Your two hundred birthdays make you old if not senile And we see the symptoms there in your rigor mortis smile With your old folks eating dog food and your children eating paint While the pirates own the flag and sell us sermons on restraint.harry chapin
Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit upon his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.h. l. mencken
For us the national flag is a rag to be planted on a dunghill. There are only two fatherlands in the world: that of the exploited and that of the exploiters.benito mussolini
There is no flag large enough to cover the shame of killing innocent people for a purpose which is unattainable.howard zinn
Where bastard Freedom waves Her fustian flag in mockery over slaves.thomas moore
Uncover when the flag goes by, boys, 'Tis freedom's starry banner that you greet, flag famed in song and story Long may it wave, old glory The flag that has never known defeat.
Your flag and my flag, And how it flies today In your land and my land And half a world away! Rose-red and blood-red The stripes forever gleam; Snow-white and soul-white The good forefathers' dream; Sky-blue and true-blue, with stars to gleam aright The gloried guidon of the day, a shelter through the night.
Old England is our home and Englishmen are we, Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag on every sea.mary howitt
Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks.
The Star-Spangled Banner celebrates the fact that, after a night of battle, the country's flag was still there. The Polish national anthem celebrates the fact that, after centuries of battle, the country is still there. This cautious, realistic anthem "Poland is not yet lost"...
[The Red flag] is the funeral march of a fried eel.George Bernard Shaw
We are determined that before the sun sets on this terrible struggle, Our flag will be recognized throughout the World as a symbol of Freedom on the one hand and of overwhelming force on the other.george marshall