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 (exchange student) who
kept rubbing his back and stretching as if his back
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 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
Communism/Socialism and keeps spreading the free
corn out in the form of programs such 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
One should always remember 'There is
no such thing as a free lunch!!' also 'You can never
hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper
then you can do it yourself.'
If you see that all of this
wonderful government 'help' is the 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
you will probably delete this email, but God help
you when the gate slams shut.