No Free Lunch

No Free Lunch

Catching Wild Pigs

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

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!

Keep your eyes on the newly elected politicians who are about to slam the
gate on America .

"A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to
take away everything you have" Thomas Jefferson

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7 years 29 weeks ago, 5:57 PM


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Join Date:
Jul 2009
Payson, UT, United States
Excellent post

I'd like to see this become required reading for everyone in high school and college.

Never happen, because the ACLU would sue to stop it, and some liberal federal judge would rule in their favor.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
7 years 29 weeks ago, 10:39 PM


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Join Date:
Dec 2009
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Free Lunch...

Keep eating the free corn but always have enough ammo and unregistered weapons to shoot your way through the "gate"

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7 years 29 weeks ago

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