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
Old England is our home, and Englishmen are we;Our tongue is known in every clime, our flag in every sea.mary howitt
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
I care not what religion, club, area or class you come from, nor what bit of colored cloth you wave as a flag. WE are ALL under deadly attack by colored hordes which outnumber us more than seven to one, led by a filthy Jewish, Communist conspiracy!George Lincoln Rockwell
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
As soon as slavery fired upon the flag it was felt, we all felt, even those who did not object to slaves, that slavery must be destroyed. We felt that it was a stain to the Union that men should be bought and sold like cattle.ulysses s. grant
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
It is remarkable how fast and how effectively you can construct a nationality with a flag , a few speeches, and a national anthem; to this day I avoid the label "Lebanese," preferring the less restrictive "Levantine" designation.nassim nicholas taleb
Where bastard Freedom waves Her 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 for ever!
Ye mariners of England! That guard our native seas; Whose flag has braved a thousand years, The battle and the breeze!thomas campbell
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.
"Shoot, if you must, this old gray head, But spare your country's flag," she said.john greenleaf whittier
Death's pale flag advanced in his cheeks.
[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