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I came across this on the internet, thought I would share it with y'all.

"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 communist regime.

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 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 cuts, tax exemptions, 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 two truths:
1) There is no such thing as a free lunch

2) and you can never hire someone to provide a service for you cheaper than you can do it yourself.

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America , you might want to share this and wake up some folks."
 

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Hunter,

Thank you! That was an excellent article to share. I will also be passing that on. There is so much truth to it I can't resist passing it to others. If everyone would wake up they could see what is happening and work pro-actively to stop the evil things which are encroaching on our freedoms daily.

The number two truth could be debated some, say if I were a terrible mechanic it would probably be cheaper in the long run to hire someone else to do the work, thus saving me tons of $'s down the road because of my own ineptness. But many things could be much cheaper if we did them ourselves.
 

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Great story -- I too really liked it!

Unfortunately, minus some cataclysmic event, I doubt the general populace will be changing their views anytime soon, regardless of any action on our part. The best we can do with the general populace is fight to slow the collapse.

The only hope, I think, is to educate your family and closest of friends and wait for time to pass. Encouraging our youth to enter the realm of teaching would also help immensely, provided that they have first been taught important basic principles that so often go against the educational grain.

I'm not sure who said it, and I have to paraphrase it from memory, but I once read a saying that I really liked that goes something like this:

"When I was younger I went out and tried to change the world and eventually found that I could not. Now that I am older I realize that if I would have but focused on changing myself I would have impacted and changed my family, and they would have impacted and changed our neighborhood, which would have changed our city, our state, our country, and indeed the world. Now, I am too late; but the world would have been far better off if I would have but focused on changing my own."
 

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Love it. I am not normally one to pass along emails, but I will with this.
 
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