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Are You A Wild Pig?

>> Monday, November 03, 2008

I received this from a friend the other day and though I had seen it before I really think it makes a good point and was worth sharing again...

A chemistry professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor noticed one young man (an 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 punchline. 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 socialism and keeps spread ing 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, a politician will never provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

So, if you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to send this link on to your friends.

If you think the free ride is essential to your way of life then you will probably leave me a nasty comment, but God help you when the gate slams shut!

In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the candidates are promising you !!

Just maybe you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America ..

'A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.'

Thomas Jefferson


Anonymous 6:23 AM  

Great post, I love the quote from Jefferson.

Laine 6:52 AM  

That is so scary! yikes!

Anonymous 7:33 AM  

The foundering Fathers set up a Republic, NOT a democracy. Our country technically is a REPUBLIC. Please, please read and re-read the constitution. I do not expect you to trust my word, yet I still have some faith that Americans can figure it out if they take time to actually read the documents.

As for slamming shut "gates", I personally have noticed our "rights" being stripped away, mainly silently, over the last 8 years. Where was the outrage then?

Jody 7:59 AM  

Anon: You are correct. And the only Republic left is Texas...

If you've read any of our blog you know that we've been on the "personal responsibility" kick for a while. Did you read our tag line at the top?

Unfortunately many in our society are "wild pigs" and don't care- or pretend not to because they are perfectly happy being care for. Little do they know what they are in for...

Kara 12:51 PM  

thank you for posting this

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