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 (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, which 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 it 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 the people continually lose their freedoms – just a little at a time.
“A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have.” – Thomas Jefferson
Story by Malladi Venkata Krishna Murthy
story source: wild pigs
opening up a can of worms
zendictive note: This story hit me hard, I have been thinking and contemplating about this story since I read it. I have a sore toe when it comes to FREE Government aid. I know a man at work that cries that his wife is on disability and his daughter is on food stamps (plus he works) and states: “It is not enough!” I know a lady who claims she twisted 9,000 $ out of her tax refund, while living with her mother and having no children, while I was at a store, the girl behind the counter complained her unemployment is not enough (yet there she stood working). I have met some people who make a living by having as many children as they can.
Those who know, my brother is recovering from a heart attack and car accident. (He is doing better every week) The hospital has him signing up for disability since he won’t be able to work till they can put him through a head trauma hospital (and even then he will not be fully capable) and I thought well that is good, to help him till he gets back on his feet. They stated, it wasn’t for him to get money to live on (which he will) but rather it puts him on Medicaid to pay for his hospital bills!!! (I could fill a page venting about this) Paying out so much money when the government is in debt in the trillions. How do you fix a problem this big? Reconstruction would be start!
Life is about making choices, don’t make the fast choice, nor the easy choice but take your time and make the right choice.
…may your day be filled with freedoms!