Thought provoking------Catching Pigs
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    Thought provoking------Catching Pigs

    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.

    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.

    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 ignore this. But help us all

    when the gate slams shut!
    "Those who would trade liberty for security, deserves neither liberty nor security."
    "The original point and click interface was a Smith & Wesson".

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    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    St. Louis County, MO
    That is really thought provoking! I hope many here will learn from it.
    "Don't let the door hit ya where the dawg shudda bit ya!"
    G'day and Glock

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    Great story, thanks for posting it.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

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    WOW....makes you think! Good post!

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