I received this the other day and thought it was pretty good.
Didn't snoop it...
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
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 p rofessor
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 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, 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, and pork barrel projects 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 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!
The only thing I can add to this is a question for
you......Which candidates out there are most anxious
to spread around the free corn, and what might their
motives be? Think about it.
Answer: ALL OF THEM!
Life is too short, Behappy!
Government is a disease...
...masquerading as its own cure
Ecclesiastes 10:2 NIV
Sir that is a great story, I heard it a long time ago and had almost forgotten it until reading it here....but if you think free handouts is the determining factor as to whether a leader is a liberty robbing communist or not, I strongly beg to differ. They come in many shapes forms and sizes
Life is too short, Behappy!
In honor of Murray Woodgate (aka Carnak) 1961 - 2010