Fwd: Fw: Betsy Ross

She was a Quaker (she didn't own slaves).
She married a man her family disapproved of. So they disowned her.
She learned a trade. Upholstery.
She and her husband opened a store.
Then war broke out and her husband left to fight for the colonies. He died in battle.
She kept the store running by making regimental flags for the war effort. She married again.
This time to a man who was fighting the British by sea. He also died.
She kept sewing and running the store. Her home was taken over by the British when they occupied Philadelphia.
She was a patriot.
She lost two husbands to the war and at that time in history, she learned a trade and was able to take care of herself and her children.
So that flag represents the birth of our country and in the case of Ross, early feminism!!
She's a female icon!!
This flag has nothing to do with slavery.
Nike made the wrong move. Again.
And Kaepernick is still an ignorant fool.


charlie said...

At the time that flag was created, the United States permitted people to legally own other people as property.

That is not subject to dispute.

Only Republicans would be surprised to find that some people find that period, and emblems representing it, to be something not worth commemorating.

Unknown said...

She also never created the flag.

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