Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Subject: How to catch a pig!

Many years ago there was a Chemistry professor in a
large college that had some Exchange students in the
class. One day while the class was in the lab, the
professor noticed one young man (exchange student)
who kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his
back hurt.

The professor asked the young man what was the
matter. The student told him he had a bullet lodged
in his back. He had been shot while fighting
communists in his native country who were trying to
overthrow his country's government and install a new
communist government.

In the midst of his story he looked at the professor
and asked a strange question. He asked, "Do you know
how to catch wild pigs?"

The professor thought it was a joke and asked for
the punch line. The young man said this was no joke.
"You catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in
the woods and putting corn on the ground. The pigs
find it and begin to come everyday to eat the free
corn. When they are used to coming every day, you
put a fence down one side of the place where they
are used to coming. When they get used to the fence,
they begin to eat the corn again and you put up
another side of the fence. They get used to that and
start to eat again. You continue until you have all
four sides of the fence up with a gate in the last
side. The pigs, who are used to the free corn, start
to come through the gate to eat, you slam the gate
on them and catch the whole herd.

Suddenly the wild pigs have lost their freedom. They
run around and around inside the fence, but they are
caught. Soon they go back to eating the free corn.
They are so used to it that they have forgotten how
to forage in the woods for themselves, so they
accept their captivity.

The young man then told the professor that is
exactly what he sees happening to America . The
government keeps pushing us toward
Communism/socialism and keeps spreading the free
corn out in the form of programs such as
supplemental income, tax credit for unearned income,
tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to
plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine, drugs, etc.
While we continually lose our freedoms -- just a
little at a time.

One should always remember "There is no such thing
as a free lunch!" Also, "You can never hire someone
to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do
it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government
"help" is a problem confronting the future of
democracy in America and if you think the free ride
s essential to your way of life then you will
ignore this, but God help us all when
the gate slams shut!

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