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 Prof 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.
Also, 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 on to your friends. If you think the free ride
is essential to your way of life
then you will probably delete this email, but God help you when
the gate slams shut!