Jul 21, 2008

Beware Of Politicians Who Promise A Free Lunch

Left wing politicians keep trying to push us toward socialism in the form of programs such as regional urban planning and arbitrary urban growth boundaries, universal health care, tax credits for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies,and carbon cap and trade programs. Many voters in Oregon think all these programs are great ideas. For those of you who think socialism is such a great idea, I have a question for you: Do you know how to catch wild pigs?

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 that are used to the free corn start to come through the gate to eat, and then 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.

Left wing politicians are fighting hard to push us toward socialism and keep spreading the free corn out in the form of programs such as universal health care, tax credits for unearned income, tobacco subsidies, dairy subsidies, and carbon cap and trade programs, while we continue to lose our freedoms - just a little at a time.

Oregon's voters should always remember there is no such thing as a free Lunch!

If you see that all of this wonderful government 'help' is a problem confronting the future of democracy in America, listen closely to politicians running for office this year. Listen closely to what candidates are promising you - just maybe, you will be able to tell who is about to slam the gate on America.

I can't take credit for this story- it was e-mailed to me by an acquaintance, without a source for the author. But the story itself rings true.

"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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