Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Bradlee Dean: Black-robed Regiment - "Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to God"

"My only regret in dying is that I have but one poor life to lose for my country."
-- Captain Nathan Hale's last words before his execution in September 1776 after being captured by the British

Lossing realization (1856) of first committee's reverse
http://www.greatseal.com/committees/firstcomm/reverse.html

Benjamin Franklin's Great Seal Design

In the story of America's Great Seal, a particularly relevant chapter is the imagery suggested by Benjamin Franklin in August 1776. He chose the dramatic historical scene described in Exodus, where people confronted a tyrant in order to gain their freedom.
 

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