Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:34 PM
JHB (19,989 posts)
Thomas Jefferson proposed putting Anglo-Saxon brother-kings on the Great Seal of the United States
On July 6, 1776, the first committee for the production of the Great Seal of the United States convened. One of three members of the committee, Thomas Jefferson proposed that one side of the seal feature Hengist and Horsa, "the Saxon chiefs from whom we claim the honor of being descended, and whose political principles and form of government we assumed."
Obviously, Jefferson did not prevail, so we got the ol' Sam the Eagle here:
Now, if our Anglo-Saxon heritage is as strong as Mitt's people claim, where is Hengist Romney? Horsa Romney?
Why don't those names ever show up on "most popular baby name" lists? The only people I know of named Hengist are from Scandinavia. You know, the cesspit of socialism.
And would Horsa Romney get tax breaks for his dressage?
The Historia Brittonum records that, during the reign of Vortigern in Britain, three vessels that had been exiled from Germania arrived in Britain, commanded by Hengist and Horsa. The narrative then gives a genealogy of the two: Hengist and Horsa were sons of Guictglis, son of Guicta, son of Guechta, son of Vouden, son of Frealof, son of Fredulf, son of Finn, son of Foleguald, and Foleguald son of Geta. The Historia Brittonum details that Geta was said to be the son of a god, yet "not of the omnipotent God and our Lord Jesus Christ," but rather "the offspring of one of their idols, and whom, blinded by some demon, they worshipped according to the custom of the heathen."
Note that Jefferson proposed we be represented by the great (x9) grandsons of a pagan god. How's that for the "faith of our Founding Fathers" crowd?
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Wed Jul 25, 2012, 09:44 PM
The Velveteen Ocelot (38,019 posts)
1. The Anglo-Saxon king Harold was defeated in 1066
by the Norman (that is, French) King William. The subsequent kings of England mostly spoke French for the next couple hundred years. That so-called Anglo-Saxon heritage is pretty damn antiquated.