This comes to me by way of an old friend...Thanks Jeannine.
A chemistry professor in a large college overheard a discussion between several students about the benefits of the government takeover of industry, healthcare, the banking system, and other areas that used to be free market. The students were primarily for the government taking over the systems saying that the free market only took advantage of the citizenry, and they needed protection. One particular student stood firm and rallied against government intervention.
Just when it looked like that student would lose hope and go back to his experiment, the chemistry professor, who was originally from Poland and lived there during WWII as well as the Iron Curtain spoke up.
"Do you know how to catch wild pigs?", he asked. The students thought it was a joke, and waited for the punchline. "No, really, do you know how to catch wild pigs?", he asked again.
The students looked at each other with a quizzical look and all shook their heads no.
"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 use to coming every day, you put a fence down one side of the place where they are used to coming. When they get use to the
fence, they begin to eat the corn again and you put up another side of the fence. They get use 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 t hr ough 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 the professor then told the students 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