Ron forwarded this to me. I've seen it around the interweb a few times and in light of my previous post about ObummerCare costing jobs and the Occutards making messes in cities around the world with their infantile tantrums (Compare them with the Tea Party which for their demonstrations paid for permits, porta-potties, police and cleaned up after themselves) I thought it would be an appropriate post today.
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, 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.The e-mail continues as a moral to this story.
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 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 every day 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, 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 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 a time.
One should always remember two truths: 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.We're not quite there, but if we continue, we'll be there and then the Dimocrats will give us their wonderful social welfare state and the American Dream will turn into the American Nightmare. Both the Republicans and the Dimocrats are pushing us towards socialism. The Republicans are just doing it slower than the Dimocrats. Right now, we are eating the free corn and the fence is up and the gate is open. If we continue on our current path, it will not be long before the gate is shut and it will be too late.
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 help us all when the gate slams shut!
Quote for today:"The problems we face today are there because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living." -- Anonymous