The Flag of Democracy – 1st Edition © 2016 William Baptiste SFO & Nicolas Carnogursky
The “Flag of Democracy” developed by Human Rights and Freedoms Forever! is the symbol of the worldwide grassroots movement of The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy / Democracy 101 taken and stood up for in Solidarity against current worldwide trends of “Creeping Totalitarianism.” It was developed for Freedom-Lovers worldwide to rally behind as they work to convince their compromised democracies to constitutionally enshrine the traditional Western principles Human Rights and Democratic Freedoms were historically and logically built upon, which are the only principles that will allow Human Rights and Democracy to last for the long-term. Anywhere flags are raised and democracy is valued, the Flag of Democracy can be proudly raised underneath or alongside national flags in the hopes that that nation will take the steps necessary to ensure it stays a democracy forever.
The Flag was designed by William Baptiste SFO, founder and director of Human Rights and Freedoms Forever! and the author of The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy and the treatise it is based on, The Education Necessary to Preserve Democracy Now Under Attack — and beautifully realized by artist and poet (and Freedom-Lover) Nicolas Carnogursky. The 1st Edition of the Flag was completed April 20, 2016 and a 2nd Edition will be made as a template for beautiful full-size flags (and other flags and posters) which will eventually be made available at the Democracy Store.
The Flag of Democracy consists of a Blue and Mauve strip with a Dove of Peace in the top left corner, holding a ribbon in its mouth, on the two ends of which are written the two historical and logical Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy, which are:
Foundational Principle of Human Rights and Democracy #1: Every Human Life, Without Exception, is SUPREMELY and EQUALLY Precious [which obligates governments to protect and serve human lives]; and
Foundational Principle of Human Rights and Democracy #2: Every Human Life Must Be FREE From Government Coercion In Matters of Belief, So They May [Without Impediment] FREELY Seek and Find this Beautiful Truth Foundational to Democracy
These Principles are described in more detail (including quotations from the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights) in Articles 1-5 of The Pledge of Allegiance to Democracy / Democracy 101.
Although the seed is barely visible even in blow-ups of the flag, these Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy are depicted as growing out of a seed with a tiny cross, to represent the simple historical fact that these Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy are Christian principles which Christianity introduced into the West in the 4th Century (as described in the key documents of Human Rights and Freedoms Forever!). The cross is not remotely prominent in the flag (barely even visible in less than full-size flags), but it is there, to make the point that although one does not necessarily have to be a Christian to support the Foundational Principles of Human Rights and Democracy so that Democracy can last long on its historical and logical foundations, which became part of the whole fabric of Western Civilization (now frayed), one does have to at least respect Christianity as the source of these principles without which Human Rights and Democracy could never have developed, and without which they cannot last. History bears out that wherever Christianity (and its traditional Western values) are not at least respected, compromises of Human Rights and Freedoms necessarily follow (including the many recent worldwide incidences of ever-worsening “Creeping Totalitarianism” undermining Democracy, which Human Rights and Freedoms Forever! was formed to combat so Human Rights and Freedoms can last forever on their firm traditional, historical, scientific and logical foundations!).
For an In-depth Education in Preserving Democracy Now Under Attack Go To The Treatise . To participate in spreading the Pledge in your country Go to Volunteers and/or Donations for Democracy and/or the Democracy Store
© 2016 William Baptiste SFO