Monday, October 19, 2009
This is a picture the State Seal of Virginia. It bears the Virginia State Motto. The motto was ratified in 1776. "Sic Semper Tyrannis " -Thus Always To Tyrants.
Roman mythology defines the unique Great Seal of Virginia. The obverse of the seal features the Roman goddess Virtus standing over a defeated opponent. Virtus is dressed in Amazonian garb, and holds a spear and a sheathed sword. She represents the virtues of heroism, righteousness, freedom, and valor. She stands in a classical victor's pose over a fallen tyrannical foe, whose crown lies on the ground. The state's motto "Sic Semper Tyrannis" ("Thus Always to Tyrants") appears at the lower edge. The seal was approved at Virginia's 1776 Constitutional Convention, and the principal designer is said to have been George Wythe. A committee composed of Wythe, George Mason, Robert Carter Nicholas, and Richard Henry Lee collaborated on the design.
This is a picture taken April 28,1945 of deposed Italian dictator Benito Mussolinni and his mistress Clara Petacci. They were executed by their own people, then with ankles bound by rope, hung upside down from hooks and displayed in the Piazza Quindeci Martiri in Milan. As people filed by they spit upon, and stoned their corpses with rocks.
German dictator, Adolf Hitler saw some of these photos, and was so frightened contemplating, the same fate befalling himself, ended his own life a few days later in his Berlin bunker rather than be so mocked.
Thus Always To Tyrants.
Posted by giveusliberty1776 at 11:39 AM