History of the American Flag
The American Flag Origins begin with the Cross of Saint George 1277
The flag below was used in England since the Crusades; Sir Walter Raleigh and Sir Francis Drake flew this flag while exploring the New World. It has been the English national flag for almost nine hundred years and is still considered the legal national flag today.
The English East India Company Flag 1600 to 1707
The English rulers hired private companies and corporate mercenaries to control colonies and conquered lands. These management practices have been going on for thousands of years. The English rulers used the British East India Company to conquer and manage India and later gave the company trade monopolies in parts of the new world to help pay them. The East India Company was expected to provide the necessary “soldiers for hire” to rule India, and profits made from exporting their Indian tea to the American Colonies helped pay for those soldiers.
The British East India Flag 1707 to 1800
The flag of the English (later British) East India Company was created in 1600, using thirteen red and white stripes with a Saint George’s cross in the upper canton. The number thirteen was chosen because of its close relationship with Freemasonry (Many of the Company’s early members were Masons.). Later in the 17th century, the “King’s Colors” replaced the English cross in the canton. The Union Flag embedded represented the union of Great Britain, the political binding of Scotland and England, in 1775.
The Gadsden flag of 1775
Moultrie Liberty Flag
The “Don’t Tread on Me” flag, was created in defiance to the tyrannical flags above; this flag was adopted in 1775 during the American Revolutionary War. The Continental Army and the Continental Marines used this flag as a motto flag, along with the Moultrie Liberty Flag. The controversial flag below, called the Betsy Ross Flag, was allegedly America’s first flag, after the Declaration of Independence; however, no historical evidence that it was used exists. The flag does meet the specifications described in the 1777 Congressional Library records pictured below; however, notice the description “[[thirteen]] United States” was not the legal name as written in the Articles of Confederation. It was The Thirteen United States of America, then it became “The United States of America,” and note, the ‘thirteen’, in brackets, Congress was referencing a different entity.
Betsy Ross Flag
The similarities between the beautiful stars and stripes flag series, and the English and British East India Flags are obvious; they are the same flag. Several of the Founding Fathers of The United States of America were aware of the East India Company’s activities, of their conquest of India under Company rule, rather than direct British authority.
Benjamin Franklin gave a speech endorsing the adoption of the Company’s flag by the United States, as their national flag. He said to George Washington, “While the field of your flag must be new in the details of its design, it need not be entirely new in its elements. There is already in use a flag, I refer to the flag of the East India Company.”
This was a way of symbolizing American loyalty to the Crown, as well as the United States’ aspirations to be self-governing, like the East India Company. Some misguided Colonists felt that the Company could be a powerful ally in the American War of Independence, as they shared similar aims and grievances against the British government tax policies. Some of these misguided Colonists even flew the East India Company’s flag, to endorse the Company. By 1776, the war had escalated a great deal, and most rebelling Americans no longer identified themselves as British or sympathized with the Crown or The East India Company.
The Truth is the U.S. flag looks very similar to the Dutch and British Company flags, because it became the West East India Company, signed under a charter in the constitution that used to be the Virginia Company.
“The symbolism of the stars and stripes flag is embedded so deep in the American people’s psyche for so long, they may never admit that it is not their flag and continue to support their own slavery under the crown.” -Continental Army Commander VonSpreck