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, 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 regime.
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 that it was
"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
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, which are used to the free corn, start to come through the
gate to eat that free corn again.
You then 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 in 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, tax cuts, tax exemptions, tobacco subsidies, dairy
subsidies, payments not to plant crops (CRP), welfare, medicine,
drugs, etc. while we continually lose our freedoms, just a little at
One should always remember two truths:
1) There is no such thing as a free lunch
2) and 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 , you might want to
send this information on to your friends.
If you think the free ride is
essential to your way of life, then you will probably think nothing
else of this tidbit of info.
But God help you when the gate slams shut!