Posted 09-07-2007 at 08:52:52
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A Chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in his class.
One day while the class was in the lab the Prof noticed one young man (exchange student) who kept rubbing 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 the student 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 and they begin to eat the corn again, you put up another side of the fence.
You continue until you have all four sides of the fence up with a gate on 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 told the professor that 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".
And you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
If you also see all of the government "help" as a problem for the future of democracy in America, please send it on.
And remember WHO has been pushing the "free lunch" programs on us for decades....