Catching Pigs

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, an 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 



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 that it 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, which are used to the free corn, start to 

come through the gate to eat that free corn again. 


You then 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 



The young man then told the professor that is exactly 

what he sees happening in 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, tax cuts, tax exemptions, 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 two truths: 


1) There is no such thing as a free lunch 


2) and you can never hire someone to provide a service 

for you cheaper than you can do it yourself. 


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 are part of the problem and you will probably delete this email. 


But God help you when the gate slams shut! 

    AMERICA  The home of the Free  Because of the Brave !