The Wild Pig Catchers

To catch wild pigs one goes into a forest where the beasts freely roam, to sprinkle some corn upon the ground. The pigs will soon discover your gift of food and return day after day, as long as you continue to replace the corn. Finally, when they become accustomed to receiving their daily free lunch, you install a fence along one side of the sprinkled corn.

When they lose their fear of the fence and begin to return to eat the corn, you construct another side of the fence. You continue this maneuver until there are four sides of the fence firmly standing with a gate in the final side. The pigs become so used to the free corn that they pass right on through the open gate. That is when you slam shut the gate, capturing the entire herd before they know what is happening to them. It is all accomplished without a shot being fired.

Humans have learned long ago that there is no such thing as a free lunch, that is why they are smarter than wild pigs. Or are they?

A government big enough to give you everything you want is a government big enough to take from you everything you have.” -Gerald A. Ford


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