Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Good Advice

Catching Wild Pigs

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 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,
a politician will never 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!

In this 'very important' election year, listen closely to what the
candidates are promising you -

Just maybe you will be able to tell who is about 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

I had received this in an email, and it sums up pretty well what is at stake in this year's election...So, take your pick: Success and prosperity, or, complete government dependence and eventual collapse?

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