Trying to include text in my flags. A big no-no in vexillography, but I thought it was worth it.
Tricolor flag: red, white, blue, but with darker tones to symbolize age as well as struggle. The shape of the colors was meant to be easily identifiable when flying next to normal tricolors (purely vertical or horizontal). The torch of enlightenment is at the center representing liberty, with a text around it and two small laurels joining it. The text reads:
Facilius permissionem quam remissionem petere
Which is latin for: It's better to ask for forgiveness than to ask for permission. This sentence, I think, encapsulates most if not all of the western world's philosophy. At least at its present moment.