Scottish-American Liberty Button
of a Royal Bloodline
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Welcome to Isabela’s website for button collectors. The goal of the website is to provide a library of buttons with informative information to help you increase your enjoyment in your collecting pursuits. The main focus will be on George Washington’s inaugural and New Nation Tribute button symbols, but I extended it to include Rattlesnake and early military buttons used prior to the Civil War. As a collector, I was always fascinated by the symbols used on buttons to represent historical connotations, but was i unable to find any button books to help provide me with the intended meanings. Not being an academic professor or a US historian with years of study and proper accreditation, I was left becoming an internet student of ancient civilizations and how they used certain symbols from mythology and religion to promote their culture. No matter what nationality or country you come from, you and your family have a deep-seated culture that guides your actions and makes you the person you are. Hopefully, I will be able to explain through this website the proper intent of the symbols found on Rattlesnake, George Washington’s inaugural and New Nation Tribute buttons. This semblance of symbols could be considered the roots of today’s American culture, but it does not mean we share the same culture as where it was derived from. What I did find apparent is a cause-and-effect relationship for the introduction of revolutionary symbols when class stratification exists. Many variables play out in society and they all need a propaganda mechanism specifically suited to address the inequality that exists. Whether one societal objective is satisfied by revolutionary means or not, it usually leads to new dynamic problems that need to be addressed. So, to stay on the topic of button symbols used by Robert Scot and his Philadelphia artisans on America’s new federal insignia, we only need to start with the complications and difficulties arising within the states after the adoption of the Articles of Confederation in 1781.
In post-revolutionary war times 1784-1789 the Articles of Federation introduced earlier by states in March of 1781, was hindering its prosperity and respectability by foreign nations. The plan was designed to promote a strong state sovereignty and a weak federal government. This lack of state unity led to many financial problems for America’s post-war society. The Articles of Confederation left the Continental Congress weak in their abilities to raise taxes, and powerless to to enforce their laws. The Articles of Confederation only allowed state governments to levy taxes and the national government had to request money from the states. In this post-war era, there was disdain by the public for taxation without representation by any national government. This in turn led to a whole host of domestic and foreign issues the states would not be able to overcome individually. One of the most pressing problems was the Continental Congress’s inability to repay the money it borrowed from foreign nations to fight the Revolutionary War. Domestically, the Gentry merchants and states took an unregulated license to print paper money, and when too much paper money was issued it led to an inflationary crisis for the purchase of goods and services. In foreign affairs
there was a need for state unity so the New Republic could be recognized properly on the World stage. As the federal government was being established, Robert Scot and his Philadelphia artisans continued using Scottish Royal Culture and Judaeo-Christianity symbols to help provide authoritative sovereignty to America as a nation. as an all-inclusive appeal for welcoming people of all nationalities to America. This was done inclusively to establish our new republic as a welcoming nation. These artisans needed to introduce and influence the colonists who were under social stratification and lack of citizenship an avenue of nationality and prosperity.
The federal government, under the Articles, was too weak to enforce its laws and therefore had no power. The Continental Congress had borrowed money to fight the Revolutionary War and could not repay their debts. One of the biggest problems was that the national government had no power to impose taxes. To avoid any perception of “taxation without representation,” the Articles of Confederation allowed only state governments to levy taxes. To pay for its expenses, the national government had to request money from the states.
- No Taxing Power. The national gov’t could ask the states for money but it could not be required.
- Inflation. Continental Congress printed paper money to pay war debt. …
- Relations between debtors & lenders. …
- Tariff Wars. …
- Foreign affairs were a mess! …
- Disrespect from other nations. …
- Jealousy & quarreling among the states.
Scottish * English * American
A Societal Fraternity of Upstanding Men
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*American Freemasonry is based on the belief that each man has a responsibility to help make the world a better place. It’s the confidence of having millions of trustworthy brothers who have taken a sacred oath that they have your back. It’s a profound new sense of purpose and community. It’s a path of self-discovery and shared beliefs that make good men better sons, husbands, and fathers. And it’s walking upright and proud in the same tradition as the giants that came before us. In short, it’s a way of life.
They came up with a new societal construct known as, “The Grand Architects Design.” This quickly became the cornerstone of the New Republic’s self-government. This was an adaption of the Bible’s “Great Architect of the Universe.”
XXX Judaeo-Christian teachings and morality lessons for the advancement of the human species. These new founding Ideals for the Enlightened New Era have been overlooked and probably lost by America’s educational system due to the slow changing societal evolution of our species. So, for the first time, we will demonstrate how the sophisticated Scottish Artisans under the direction of Robert Scot as an “Unknown Superior” (Strict Right of Observance) used the artisan transformational “Allusion technique” in America’s founding art. To help perpetuate the new societal construct of the Grand Architects’ Design they specifically placed Scottish Royal Culture, and Judaeo-Christian symbols as markers of authority and intent within the New Republic’s insignia.
We believe George Washington worked with or under the persuasive control of high-society Scottish families to help shape the dynamics of a much-needed new style of societal governance. We dub these Scottish families, “The Council of Enlightened Visionaries.” These Scottish high society families working through George Washington and Congressional members were able to strategically infuse Judaeo-Christian foundations along with the Scottish Royal Culture of Heraldry through the concept of New Era Ideals of the Grand Architects Design. They were able to directly manipulate the actions of our earliest Congressional Presidents and Congressional members through a social class stratification that existed between the wealthy and common citizenry. We believe that they tried to place their own Scottish families in place as unseen governance to control America’s resources and economic structure. Even though the Grand Architect Design could be applied equally to everyone regardless of their social class it was most likely designed for the elevated educated high society enlightened individuals. Until the Death of Prince Edward Stuart in 1788, these high-society Scottish families needed to have a strategy in place if the New Republic’s experiment in self-governance was successful or failed. The new federal government construct was to ensure the old families of European Wealth and royalty through religion didn’t establish a dominant foothold in America’s governance or resources.
We believe that George Washington, the Founders, and this unseen Scottish Council of Enlightened Revolutionaries acted as visionaries and made a new kind of strategic societal construct (Chessboard) that could be Transformational to fit the evolutionary needs of society as they changed. They were able to set up a strategic plan called, “The Grand Architects Design,” using all the various networks of people that are within colonial society to accomplish their New Era vision. This would be everyone from high society elites and their resources, state congressional representatives, neighborhood Masonic members, and even uneducated farmers on the outskirts of cities to promote their agenda of independence, liberty, and prosperity (“The 3 Roads”). The Scottish Visionaries were able to manipulate each type of colonist and provide the necessary tools for each type of person to be successful and umbrella their cause under the new societal construct of the Grand architectural design. One of many vehicles of the Scottish high society was Robert Scot who acted as an “Unknown Superior.” Because of his elite social status that had origins in Scottish Royalty through his ancestors, he was able to command and utilize all nationality artisans through his elevated Scottish societal status. Another important tool (Chess Piece) was all the affiliated neighborhood Scottish Masonic lodges. This provided a pathway for the Scottish Visionaries to move their agenda forward. The Scottish Masonic lodges welcomed all kinds of colonists regardless of their religion or social status by providing them education in the 7 Liberal Arts as well as “orienting them” into the Scottish Royal Culture and their practicing arts. This Masonic lodge network allowed the high society Scottish Visionaries to carry out their Grand Architect Design plan through the affiliated network artisans members as well as the disgruntled army of Patriot soldiers.