Keyword: greatseal

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • First Great Seal Committee – July/August 1776

    11/28/2009 4:02:56 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies · 338+ views
    "Resolved, That Dr. Franklin, Mr. J. Adams and Mr. Jefferson, be a committee, to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America." – July 4, 1776, Journals of Continental Congress For the design team, Congress chose three of the five men who were on the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence. Although these distinguished committee members were among the ablest minds in the new nation, they had little knowledge of heraldry. To help convey their vision, they chose the artist Pierre Eugène Du Simitière to work with them.
  • Religious Symbolism in the Great Seal of the United States

    08/20/2009 5:46:52 PM PDT · by betty boop · 23 replies · 1,667+ views
    self | August 20, 2009 | Jean F. Drew
    RELIGIOUS SYMBOLISM IN THE GREAT SEAL OF THE UNITED STATES The Great Seal of the United States of America is a cornerstone document in the foundation of the American Republic, created in 1782, midway between the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention. Its creation was entrusted to the brilliant classical scholar Charles Thomson (1729–1824), Founding Father, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Secretary of the Continental Congress throughout its entire duration — the second-highest ranking office in the nation at that time, after only the President of the Congress. The Great Seal was approved by Congress on June...
  • First The Great Seal, Now The Declaration of Independence

    06/25/2008 9:09:38 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 2 replies · 116+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 25, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    Can’t wait for the fundraising photo of Abe Lincoln, sitting in his Memorial with an Obama t-shirt on saying “Emancipation for America - Vote Obama.”
  • "Obama's Next Takeover..." CARTOON

    06/23/2008 5:06:52 PM PDT · by IPWGOP · 24 replies · 141+ views
    IowaPresidentialWatch.com ^ | 6-23-2008 | IPWGOP
      June 23, 2008 Obama's next takeover...    This cartoon/graphic is free for noncommercial use in emails, blogs, and forums.  iowapresidentialwatch.com
  • Obama's Cheeseball Seal is Illegal

    06/21/2008 2:28:18 PM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 50 replies · 120+ views
    The Patriot Room ^ | June 21, 2008 | Bill Dupray
    The Great Seal of Barack makes him look like he's 8 years old playing president. Turns out Congress thought such gimmicks, while undoubtedly cute, should also be illegal.
  • Secrets of the Great Seal of the United States Revealed

    02/12/2008 7:18:25 AM PST · by Smelly_Fed · 77 replies · 535+ views
    Fox News ^ | Tuesday, February 12, 2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON — Conspiracy theorists take note: The myths surrounding one of America's oldest and most enduring national symbols are about to be debunked ... if you believe the government, that is. The keepers of the Great Seal of the United States, the emblem on the back of the US$1 bill, want you to know what it is not. It is not a sign that Freemasons run the country, it has nothing to do with the occult, and it does not contain clues to a fabulous hidden treasure. It is rather the nation's stamp of authority, sovereignty and power, gracing cash...
  • U.S. Treasury website: $1 bill features eye of "a deity"

    05/09/2005 3:46:42 PM PDT · by dogbowl · 12 replies · 1,256+ views
    U.S. Treasury ^ | 2005 | govt site
    On the reverse of the seal is a pyramid with 1776 in Roman numerals at the base. The pyramid stands for permanence and strength. The pyramid is unfinished, signifying the United States' future growth and goal of perfection. A sunburst and an eye are above the pyramid, representing the overseeing eye of a deity. The 13-letter motto, "Annuit Coeptis" means "He has favored our undertakings." Below the pyramid the motto, "Novus Ordo Seclorum" means "A new order of the ages," standing for the new American era.
  • DFU SONG: Love Is in the Air (Hillary gulped for air)

    06/12/2003 9:46:24 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 348+ views
    DFU SONG PARODIES | 6-2003 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - LOVE IS IN THE AIR - scroll to the bottom, 1st version I gulped for air...when he said what he did I had gulped for air...and I flipped my lid I could not believe what I was hearing He said she had dropped down to her knees On unsecure lines they had phone sex Miss Porky used her thong to tease I had gulped for air...and I nearly cracked I had gulped for air...maybe she should be whacked My whole world was crashing around me I could almost not handle the stress No, it wasn't so bad...
  • Shultz urges U.S. to blend force with diplomacy

    04/17/2003 6:53:44 PM PDT · by traditionalist · 4 replies · 183+ views
    TechTalk, MIT ^ | 4/16/2003 | Denise Brehm
    No stranger to the use of weapons and diplomacy, former Secretary of State George P. Shultz told an MIT audience that the U.S. must rely on both in its relations with Iraq and North Korea."As the Secretary of State, I was custodian of the Great Seal of the United States, said Shultz, describing the eagle with an olive branch in the talons of one foot and arrows in the other. The eagle is looking at the olive branch, rather than the arrows, to show that the U.S. seeks peace. But it holds on to the arrows to show that the...
  • Pledge Ban in step with Supreme Court policies, but inconsistent with the law

    <p>It has been argued that the 9th Circut Court's banning of the word God will be quickly overturned by the Supreme Court, but the lower court closely followed long established Supreme Court guidelines for prohibiting religion in state run schools.</p>