No free lunch

 
Subject: Good food for thought (pun intended)

 
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 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.
 
By now 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 as supplemental income, tax credit for unearned
income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, payments not to plant crops, 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, You can
never hire someone to 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 us when the gate slams shut.

 
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