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    Wild Pigs

    This was sent to me today from a friend in Boston. As it's an open forum I thought I'd throw the cat amongst the pigeons. Of course I can't have any real views on your politics but this does leave room for thought.

    Let's have your views ?


    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 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!
    Last edited by Barry; March 5th, 2009 at 05:32 AM. Reason: Too long

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