Why We Ask: Our mission and operations are funded 100% by conservatives like you. Please help us continue to extend Liberty to the next generation and support the 2021 Year-End Campaign today.

Charlie Lyon / November 5, 2012

The Chickens Have Come Home to Roost

“America’s chickens are coming home to roost.” - Rev. Jeremiah Wright

As a colloquialism the phrase “the chickens have come home to roost” is a quaint way of saying that what goes around comes around, or more directly, actions have consequences. As a theme, ideologues from many persuasions have tried to use it to explain America primarily by her flaws and failings.

The problem with condemning all Americans for past mistakes only shows the weakness of the measure they use rather than truly telling the story of America. Focusing on failures has merit if the measure is the founding principles rather than the opinions of historians, charlatans and pundits or the ignoble acts of incompetent politicians.

For example, as a white man, I can’t recall any race-baiting socialist, like Louis Farrakhan, ever crediting my ancestors for shedding their blood to eradicate slavery. If white people are such monsters, and deserve to go to hell, as Rev. Dr. James Lowery taunts, why would they lay down their lives? For love of black people or love of the principle that all men are created equal? Just like Jesus Christ, there’s a pretty compelling argument made for a man’s willingness to shed his own blood for others; an argument that eviscerates (which means, ironically, to remove the entrails from; disembowel, e.g., to eviscerate a chicken) criticism of his motives. If we were to focus on the fact that America eventually got the slavery issue right, we could go much further in continuing our efforts to strengthen relationships in honoring one another.

We may not even personally like black folks, white folks, asians or irish; but, by God, we ought to love the principles by which we can stand together and give our lives for one another! That’s what sets us apart from every other country in the history of the world!

President Calvin Coolidge observed:

It is often asserted that the world has made a great deal of progress since 1776, that we have had new thoughts and new experiences which have given us a great advance over the people of that day, and that we may therefore very well discard their conclusions for something more modern. But that reasoning cannot be applied to this great charter. If all men are created equal, that is final. If they are endowed with inalienable rights, that is final. If governments derive their just powers from the consent of the governed, that is final. No advance, no progress can be made beyond these propositions. If anyone wishes to deny their truth or their soundness, the only direction in which he can proceed historically is not forward, but backward toward the time when there was no equality, no rights of the individual, no rule of the people.

As Obama’s experiment in audacity has taught us, we don’t need “fundamental transformation” of the USA, but each generation of American citizen needs to be fundamentally transformed in character and strive to live up to these ideals by the grace available as we trust in God! If we do that, we will continue to make real progress toward overcoming our present problems and correcting the flaws of our past.

Start a conversation using these share links:

Who We Are

The Patriot Post is a highly acclaimed weekday digest of news analysis, policy and opinion written from the heartland — as opposed to the MSM’s ubiquitous Beltway echo chambers — for grassroots leaders nationwide. More

What We Offer

On the Web

We provide solid conservative perspective on the most important issues, including analysis, opinion columns, headline summaries, memes, cartoons and much more.

Via Email

Choose our full-length Digest or our quick-reading Snapshot for a summary of important news. We also offer Cartoons & Memes on Monday and Alexander’s column on Wednesday.

Our Mission

The Patriot Post is steadfast in our mission to extend the endowment of Liberty to the next generation by advocating for individual rights and responsibilities, supporting the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and promoting free enterprise, national defense and traditional American values. We are a rock-solid conservative touchstone for the expanding ranks of grassroots Americans Patriots from all walks of life. Our mission and operation budgets are not financed by any political or special interest groups, and to protect our editorial integrity, we accept no advertising. We are sustained solely by you. Please support The Patriot Fund today!

★ PUBLIUS ★

“Our cause is noble; it is the cause of mankind!” —George Washington

The Patriot Post is protected speech, as enumerated in the First Amendment and enforced by the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America, in accordance with the endowed and unalienable Rights of All Mankind.

Copyright © 2021 The Patriot Post. All Rights Reserved.

The Patriot Post does not support Internet Explorer. We recommend installing the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, or Google Chrome.