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Betsey Ross
email | July 23, 2019

Posted on 07/23/2019 8:26:46 PM PDT by upchuck

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 a$$hole.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Education; History
KEYWORDS: betsey; betsyross; flag
h/t to my friend Bill for emailing this to me. Betsy was an incredible woman for her time.
1 posted on 07/23/2019 8:26:46 PM PDT by upchuck
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To: upchuck

I did not know all of this and SHE IS incredible!!

I would not have married her before going off to war though!


2 posted on 07/23/2019 8:31:25 PM PDT by dp0622 (Bad, bad company Till the day I die.)
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To: upchuck

I bought two of the Betsy Ross shirts from the Limbaugh store. One for my wife and one for me. We’ll wear them Thursday at the American Legion picnic. To date Limbaugh has collected 2 million dollars for the Tunnels to Towers charity and it’s going up as shirts keep selling. She was a true American hero.


3 posted on 07/23/2019 8:35:14 PM PDT by Equine1952 (Get yourself a ticket on a common mans train of thought. ))
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To: dp0622

The question is, dp, would she have married you?


4 posted on 07/23/2019 8:40:36 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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To: upchuck

Yup. Even for a racis’. /s


5 posted on 07/23/2019 8:43:59 PM PDT by rktman ( #My2ndAmend! ----- Enlisted in the Navy in '67 to protect folks rights to strip my rights. WTH?)
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6 posted on 07/23/2019 8:47:33 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: upchuck

http://www.ushistory.org/betsy/flaglife.html


7 posted on 07/23/2019 9:00:15 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: upchuck
FReepers wanting to know more about Mrs. Ross can check Wikipedia. There is a very detailed outline of her life, etc.
8 posted on 07/23/2019 9:01:45 PM PDT by upchuck (No muzzy is fit to hold public office - their cult (religion) is incompatible with the Constitution.)
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To: upchuck

BRAVO — Thanks for sharing


9 posted on 07/24/2019 4:27:49 AM PDT by RichyTea (To those offended - take off your blinders)
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To: upchuck

I don’t disagree with the post. She sounds like a remarkable woman.

But Nike’s reaction was not to the woman, but to the times.

I agree that it’s ridiculous to protest against history. But you are barking up the wrong tree.


10 posted on 07/24/2019 5:06:50 AM PDT by Vermont Lt
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To: upchuck

11 posted on 07/24/2019 4:46:18 PM PDT by clearcarbon
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