WASHINGTON, October 1, 2012 – Over the years, there have been phrases, sayings, idioms, and expressions that last, mainly because they are true. One of those lasting proverbs is, “Birds of a feather flock together”.
“Birds of a feather flock together” has been in use since at least the mid 16th century. In 1545, William Turner used a version of it in his papist satire “The Rescuing of Romish Fox” writing ”Byrdes of on kynde and color flok and flye always together.”
The wording may be somewhat different, but when put under the microscope, it resonates the same meaning, “A covey of quail, is a covey of Quail not any other”. Another version of this was written by the English lexicographer John Minsheu in 1856, it reads, ”Birdes of a feather flocke together”.
Notice the spelling is somewhat different, but either way one chooses to say it, the proverb has weathered the storms of time and stands true today.
We are rapidly approaching the moment of truth concerning the very fabric of America, the November election of the 45th president. And it might show us where our “flock” is truly headed.
Both William Turner and John Minsheu surely had a keen eye to this many century’s ago. Could it be possible that their observations were of a political nature? This election will tell us many things of who we are as Americans; Are we seeking popularity, are we seeking glitter, are we seeking a great actor that can capture the crowd with lies, and more lies? Have we done our homework, and vetted the candidates to see where their patriotism is directed, or if they seek our countries greatest position for personal hubris?
Is their goal truly what best for you and America?
Sherlock Holmes would often say “It’s elementary my dear Watson” and sometimes once the evidence was found, revealing the truth of the matter, it truly seemed simple. Looking at the mystery of our presidential decision, seeking the clues as to answer of who will best serve as our 45th, much can be ascertained about a person by looking at his running buddies and the people he seems to associate with.
In other words, “A bird of the same feather”!
In President Obama, many find a man that is in love with himself. They see that he seeks to associate with those with the same mindset, which are career politicians that spend time promoting themselves and at the same time, methodically cramming their very left – wing morals down the throats of the un-suspecting American Citizen.
Like the flock of seagulls in the popular animated movie “Finding Nemo” screeching mine, mine, mine.
We have seen this flock throughout the ages, they love to be seen and heard, and they feed of the unaware and the admiring fans by their great intellectually words of wisdom.
As far as Hollywood, and the very left wing bias press, we have to look at President Obama’s interview with radio dj “Pimp with a Limp” or his concurrent interviews by serious newswoman turned day time entertainment leader of the gaggle on The View; And then there is a past association with far left socialist such as Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, those of bombing government buildings fame. This is quite a flock for our 44th wanting to be the 45th president.
While we’re on the subject of birds and such, what about bird brains? Like pastor Jeremiah Wright, Obama’ s long time preacher and mentor. For twenty years Barack Obama listened to the hateful rhetoric and out right lies of this preacher; Our president has proven that he listened closely to Wright’s notion that American needed real change, and a complete make over of the constitution.
Yes, words that were penned many century’s ago still have meaning, they still ring of truth, and they can still guide us today in making tough decisions which may have a profound effect the freedom in which we enjoy.
The next President must remember, the government isn’t his, it belongs to the people, and he or she is only elected as the caretaker and the keeper of the constitution, no more , no less.
So, before we pull the lever, or make our mark, or push the button on the ballot, we need to consider these words, “Birds of a feather flock Together”. And to think of who you want to be the leader of your flock, behind the birds he chooses to have closest to him.
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