From the loftiest point of its roof, during precisely three and a half hours of each forenoon, floats or droops, in breeze or calm, the banner of the republic; but with the thirteen stripes turned vertically, instead of horizontally, and thus indicating that a civil, and not a military, post of Uncle Sam’s government is here established.

~Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne 1850

The American Civil Flag with it’s 13 ‘rebellious’ stripes that run vertically is the flag of the Common Law republic.

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