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Are You Getting That Closed-In Feeling About Our Government?

 
Here's a short story that you should consider it relates to where we are
at this time in our history. I know I'm getting increasingly uneasy.
 
Catching Wild Pigs
 
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 (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 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. When 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 this is exactly what he
sees happening to America. The government keeps pushing us
toward 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, college tuition, etc.. While we continually lose our
freedoms -- just a little at a time.
 
One should always remember, the young man said, "there is no
such thing as a free lunch!" Also, a politician will never provide a
service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.
 
If you can see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem
confronting the future of democracy and freedom 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 God help
you when the gate slams shut!
 
Keep your eyes on the elected politicians who offer all of these
so-called free benefits. They just might be getting ready 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
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PAY ATTENTION, AMERICA!!!

(This was an email that I received today)

Comment balloon 0 commentsKevin Robinson • March 16 2010 09:25AM

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