White Canton – Correct Version
image by Rick Wyatt, 28 July 2001
Blue Canton – Wrong Version
image by Rick Wyatt, 28 July 2001
John Fremont, and Justin Trudeau, look alike. John was born in France. Justin’s ancestors are French and Scottish. One of his grandfathers is James Sinclair. Trudeau emerged the ‘Torch Bearer’ of the European Union in North America after his meeting with Trump, who has more of an interest in hawking the wares of his family, then tending to Real Business. For this reason, I found ‘The Western Union of States’ that will carry on the vision of John and Jessie Fremont, who designed a flag with a Peace Pipe. Let us make peace with our Canadian neighbors, and conduct sane and harmonious trade.
I encourage Democrats in Western States, that are carried by Republicans, to register as Republicans so as to present ideals based upon the Abolitionist Republican Party co-founded by Jessie and John in order to oppose the slave owners of the Red States, who took up arms, and as Traitors of the United States of America, formed the Confederate States that Jeff Sessions owes allegiance to. Trump has surrounded himself with Neo-Confederates racists who are destroying our American Culture.
Here is Elijah Cummings proposing a mountain be renamed in order to honor Jessie Benton Fremont. Let this mountain represent the entrance of the Western Union of States into the European Union.
Empress Zita fled from the Nazis who took over Austria, and as a royal immigrant, found sanctuary in the U.S. Her son, Otto von Habsburg, was a co-founder of the International Paneuropean Union.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau praised the European Union on Thursday as an unprecedented model for peaceful cooperation, in a speech to EU lawmakers that contrasted sharply with the critical stance of U.S. President Donald Trump.
One unusual variation of the U.S. flag was a 26 star flag carried by western explorer John C. Frémont, who later became the first Republican candidate for President. Between the rows of stars in the canton of his flag was an eagle. The eagle held the usual arrows of war, but the olive branch of peace was replaced by the calumet, or peace pipe. He hoped that this would be accepted by the Indians he met in his travels as a token of his peaceful intentions.
Fremont Peak is the third highest peak in Wyoming and straddles the boundary between Fremont and Sublette counties. It is named for American explorer John C. Fremont who climbed the peak with Charles Preuss and Johnny Janisse on August 13 to August 15, 1842. Kit Carson had been with the climbing party on its first attempt at the peak, but had gone back for supplies the day Fremont and his men reached the summit. Carson is thought by some to have been the first to climb neighboring Jackson Peak. At that time, Fremont Peak was mistakenly thought to be the highest mountain in the Rocky Mountains, although there are actually over 100 higher peaks in the range.
The peak is located on the Continental Divide and is the second highest peak in the remote Wind River Range after Gannett Peak. The east flank of the peak is in the Fitzpatrick Wilderness of Shoshone National Forest, while the west side is in the Bridger Wilderness of Bridger-Teton National Forest. The Upper Fremont Glacier is located on the north slopes of the mountain.
The Fremont Flag, designed and made by Jessie Benton Fremont, 1841. General John Charles Fremont, also referred to as the “Pathfinder”, first unfurled the Fremont flag on the crest of the Rocky Mountains on his First Expedition westward into United States territory on August 15, 1842. Knowing he would enter territories beyond national boundaries, Fremont realized he could not carry the Stars and Stripes. His bride, Jessie Benton Fremont, solved the problem by designing and making a flag that incorporated elements of the national flag, with a distinctive motif (the eagle’s talon holds a peace pipe or “calumet” instead of the traditional olive branch) intended as a message of peace to the Native people. In his memories, Fremont wrote he flew the flag on “Snow Peak”, now known as Fremont Peak in present day Wyoming, and “unfurled the national flag to wave in the breeze where never a flag had waved before.” On returning from his expedition, Fremont gave the flag to his wife, who backed it with a piece of her lilac silk wedding dress and embroidered upon it, in gold, the words “Rocky Mountains, 1841”–the year the expedition set forth. The flag was later said to be carried and used on Fremont’s Third Expedition in 1845-1846, an expedition that historians remark as a turning point in California history. The flag was donated to the Southwest Museum by Fremont’s daughter, Elizabeth, on May 3, 1905 and which she later rose on the day of the Museum’s groundbreaking in 1912. It is unknown if this is the flag Fremont flew in California.
Trudeau is predominantly of Scottish, French Canadian, and English descent. His grandfathers were businessman Charles-Émile Trudeau and Scottish-born James Sinclair, who served as minister of fisheries in the cabinet of prime minister Louis St. Laurent. Trudeau’s maternal great-grandfather Thomas Bernard was born in Makassar to an Anglo–Dutch colonial family and immigrated to Penticton, British Columbia in 1906 at age 15 with his family. Through the Bernard family, kinsmen of the Earls of Bandon, Trudeau is the 5th-great grandson of Major-General William Farquhar, a leader in the founding of modern Singapore; he also has 1/256th ethnic Malaccan and Ono Niha.
Sinclair was born in Crossroads, The Grange, Banffshire, Scotland, the son of James George Sinclair (March 9, 1879; Wick, Scotland – March 18, 1962; Vancouver) and Betsy Sinclair née Ross (December 12, 1878; Evanton, Scotland – September 18, 1959; Vancouver). He moved to Vancouver with his family in 1911 where his father, who had already immigrated a year earlier, was among the founders of Vancouver Technical Secondary School, the area’s first vocational school, and served as the school’s second principal from 1930 until 1944. Sinclair studied engineering at the University of British Columbia and was awarded a Rhodes scholarship in 1928 to study mathematics at St John’s College, in the University of Oxford. He also studied mathematical physics at Princeton University. During World War II, he served with the Royal Canadian Air Force in North Africa, Malta, and Sicily.
He was first elected to the Canadian House of Commons representing the riding of Vancouver North in the 1940 federal election. A Liberal, he was re-elected in 1945 in the riding of Vancouver North, and in 1949, 1953, and 1957 in the riding of Coast-Capilano. He was defeated in the 1958 federal election. From 1949 to 1952, he was the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Finance. From 1952 to 1957, he was the Minister of Fisheries.
The International Paneuropean Union, also referred to as the Paneuropean Movement and the Pan-Europa Movement, is the oldest European unification movement. It began with the publishing of Count Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi‘s manifesto Paneuropa (1923), which presented the idea of a unified European State. Coudenhove-Kalergi, a member of the Bohemian Coudenhove-Kalergi family and the son of an Austro-Hungarian diplomat and a Japanese mother, was the organisation’s central figure and President until his death in 1972.
It is independent of all political parties, but has a set of principles by which it appraises politicians, parties, and institutions. The International Paneuropean Union has four main basic principles: liberalism, Christianity, social responsibility, and pro-Europeanism. At the same time, it openly welcomes and acknowledges the contributions of Judaism and Islam whose heritage they share.
The organisation was prohibited by Nazi Germany in 1933, and was founded again after the Second World War.
Otto von Habsburg, the head of the Habsburg dynasty and former Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, became involved with the Paneuropean Union in the 1930s, was elected its Vice President in 1957 and became its International President in 1973, after Coudenhove’s death. The President of the Union since 2004 is Alain Terrenoire, former Member of Parliament in France and MEP and Director of the French Paneuropa-Union. Otto Habsburg became the International Honorary President of the International Paneuropean Union in 2004. Its Vice President is Walburga Habsburg Douglas, a member of the Swedish Parliament.
The Union has branches in many European countries, with the General Secretariat located in Munich. In France, the Pan-Europa Union was founded by later President Georges Pompidou and later cabinet minister Louis Terrenoire, with the support of Charles de Gaulle. The Union achieved high political influence in France, particularly within the gaullist segment of French politics.
Among its notable members were Albert Einstein, Fridtjof Nansen, Johan Ludwig Mowinckel, Thomas Mann, Franz Werfel, Bronisław Huberman, Aristide Briand, Konrad Adenauer, Sigmund Freud, Benedetto Croce, Bruno Kreisky, Léon Blum and Georges Pompidou. Winston Churchill lauded the movement’s work for a unified Europe prior to the war in his famous Zurich speech in 1946.
Grounded in liberal values, the Paneuropean Union was considered staunchly anti-communist from its inception and especially during the Cold War. For this reason, the organisation was much reviled by the communist regimes of the Eastern Bloc. The organisation became renowned for its role in organising the Pan-European Picnic, an important event during the Revolutions of 1989.
September 16, 2011 Jim Miller’s For the Love of History Post with Bear Flags