February 06, 2009

Fencing Pigs

I got this parable via email from my father, and it certainly seems to describe what our government is trying to do to Americans today.

A professor in a large college had some exchange students in the class. One day while the class was in the lab the Professor 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 regime.

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. 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 multi-generational financial rape that Barack Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid and so many members of our Congress are trying to force down our throats—under increasing threats and ever-louder fear-mongering—is a betrayal of the core ideals of our Founding Fathers.

Washington, Jefferson, Madison, Adams, Franklin... they did not want a large and powerful government. They went to war against such a monstrosity, one that had strangled them with punitive taxation and oppressive government. The fought tooth and nail for to establish a free republic where Americans could enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Our socialist President and his Democratic Party acolytes are not breaking any laws in trying to ram this $1 trillion dollar of waste down our throats... and wouldn't hold themselves accountable if they were.

As with many tyrannical governments of the past, they're sincere in their belief that encroaching further into our lives—taking a little more liberty, putting up one more fence post at a time—is for our own good.

But power only makes governments hungry for more power, and a point is eventually reached when that strangling power, that encroaching fence, must be put asunder before to envelops those who love liberty and turns them into slaves.

We face a very simple choice here, in early February of 2009, my fellow Americans.

We stop the fencing today.

We stop our government, Republican and Democrat alike, and declare that they will not have their bloated stimulus, this financial rape of our children's future, that dwarfs the costs of the entire Iraq War and Afghan War combined.

We will shout out NO MORE.

Or in the not too distant future, we will face a far darker decision, that of surrendering what little of our freedom that remains to the all powerful government, or sharpening our tusks, and going to war yet again against tyranny. Hopefully, you will act to day and not allow yourself to be led dumbly into that pen. You will stop it, now, before it can successfully be constructed.

There are pig farmers in the White House and Congress that would see you led in captivity so that they may dine on your fatted flesh.

Will you be led to slaughter.

Or will you be free?

Posted by Confederate Yankee at February 6, 2009 02:05 PM

I will move to Georgia. The Red States are going to secede. I have no question, myself. It will be good for America - the free America that will be the new nation. If you think about it logically rather than emotionally (in attachment to the 50 state USA), it's a wonderful solution. We can once again be a conservative nation and have free enterprise, prosper, succeed, be free of abortion, homosexual rights legislations, etc.

I think of how wonderful it will be to live in a true America again that is like our founders founded. It's a great privilege and honor - one I am looking forward to. From my pov, Obama and his followers are getting into the cage and are the wild pigs.

Here's why: without the right - they're going to bear the results of their own leftist policies and foreign relations. They're herding themselves into a prison of their own design. But you and I didn't design it, know better, and want to be free. Good riddance to them. Let's start anew in a new Confederate Yankee nation. :)

Posted by: l at February 6, 2009 02:32 PM

Let Freedom Ring!!!!

Posted by: USMCdaughter1 at February 6, 2009 04:40 PM

Globilization has made many people today simply give up the idea of sucessful competition. Furthermore, they don't want the anxiety of competing. It is easier to say the game is rigged. This massive government intervention cannot be reversed; even more will be called for in years to come as having more than your neighbor morphs into a hate crime.

Posted by: mytralman at February 6, 2009 04:58 PM

Did you hear that noise? It was the gate slamming behind you. It's too late.

Posted by: Don, the Rebel without a Blog at February 7, 2009 12:38 AM