Go Betsy!

A skilled seamstress, Elizabeth “Betsy” Ross was noted for her beauty and her patriotism.  Twenty-three at the start of the Revolution, she would lose two husbands during the War, the second a mariner who died in a British jail.  It is little wonder that she was an ardent patriot.  She sewed not only flags, but tents, uniforms and blankets for the American forces.  She was the mother of six daughters, one by her second husband, and the remainder with her third.  Her descendants kept alive the family tradition that she sewed the first American flag.  There is no contemporary evidence for that, although she did know General Washington, and if she did not sew the first flag, it is clear that she was among the first seamstresses to sew American flags.  She outlived her third husband by nineteen years, dying at age 84 in Philadelphia in a free America.


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  1. What gets you is his father’s Twitter feed. The twerp learned this rubbish at home. (He’s also just this side of a Rachel Dolezal-style race fraudster).

  2. A smart, patriotic flag seller should start marketing the Betsy Ross flag for $7 a flag.

    In honor of Kapernick of course.

  3. I thought that the trap door in this SJW claim against Betsy Ross was that, if you go to the Betsy Ross House in Philadelphia, there is an exhibit regarding her indentured black servant named “Phillis” (sic), who was a laundry woman for her for a number of years until she attained age 21 and she obtained her full freedom. Phillis went on to operate her own business was apparently some success in the 1820s.

    [You know how it is, that progressive loons will make an outrageous assertion (“George Washington and the all the other founders didn’t outlaw slavery in theConstitution because they themselves were evil capitalist slave owners”), and they’ll snap out a hitherto hidden narrative. You have to be on your intellectual feet to respond.]

    Or that Frederick Douglass denounced the 4th of July for black people (Yes: in pre-abolition pre Civil War 1852 Boston.)

    Anyway that’s the back story I expect.

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