The office manager at my student worker job likes to read chain emails out loud in the final minutes before she goes home. ENJOY!
You can catch wild pigs by finding a suitable place in the woods where wild pigs frequent and placing an adequate amount of 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 area where they are used to coming. When they get used to the section of fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get used to that small change in environment and start to eat again. You continue this process until you have all four sides of the fence up, with a gate in the last side. The pigs, which are used to eating the free corn, start to come through the gate to eat. When you see that they all are peacefully eating the free corn, you slam the gate shut 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. They eventually accept their situation and soon they go back to eating the free corn. They are now owned. They are not free to do what they used to be able to do.
That is exactly what is happening to America. The government keeps pushing us toward Communist and Socialist values 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. In other words, they are increasing the population’s dependence on the government’s handouts and we as a society continue to lose our freedoms, independence, and self-sufficiency, just a little at a time with every entitlement and “Free” program that is implemented and accepted as normal.
There is always someone that is willing to take your freedom and independence if you are willing to give them control of your freedom and independence. Over the centuries, many people have died trying to secure freedom and today there are so many that are willing to surrender their freedoms without giving it a second thought. It is nothing different than becoming addicted to drugs. The suppliers of these substances own you… and you have to do what they say.
One should always remember “There is no such thing as a Free Lunch!”, “Nobody provides something of value without getting something in return.”, and “Any entitlement the government gives you, they control and they can take away as they see fit.” Someone is going to pay for it now and eventually everyone is going to end up paying for it later. And when you rely on someone else to take care of it, it will be very expensive and will probably not be done as well as it could have been because you will have to do what they say and take what they decide to give you.