Catching Wild Turkeys!

 “A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have ”

Thomas Jefferson


Up here on the farm we had a problem with the turkeys the government planted some years back. They invade a field of corn and destroy it. Soon after they attack anything else on the farm that may or may not be edible.

So I got to thinkin!

I took a pail of  chopped corn and put it over in the east end of the field. The turkeys would come and gobble up the corn. I’d go back every day and put a little more corn there and every day the turkeys would come back and bring a few of their friends.

I kept bringing more corn and soon I had a flock of 25 birds coming in for the free corn. That soon became 50 and then 100.

One day  I went back and I built a fence with chicken wire along the west side of the area I was leaving the corn. The turkeys studied it for a while but in the end went and ate the corn.

A week or so later I went back and build another fence along the north side of the area. Again the turkeys studied it for a while and went ahead and ate the corn.

I again waited a week and put a fennce on the south side of the area and again the turkey’s waited but eventually went in and ate the corn.

Two weeks later I put chicken wire across the top of the area then doubled up on the corn portion spilling a trail into the enclosed area with a gate on the east side open.

It took a couple of days but the turkeys entered into the area for the free corn  I ran up  and shut the gate. They ran around and around inside the fence, but they were caught. Soon they went  back to eating the free corn. They are so used to it that they had forgotten how to forage in the woods for themselves, so they accepted their captivity.

Got me a freezer full of turkey.

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 , 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, if you see that all of this wonderful government’s ‘help’ is a problem confronting the future of democracy you might want t think of my freezer and do something about it like maybe vote!




One thought on “Catching Wild Turkeys!

  1. amartiannamedsmith says:

    Me hat’s off to you, you old Hick!
    Excellent analogy! Even a turkey should get it.

    Did any of the turkeys fight back?
    Did even one of them look for a way out?
    Or did they say I checked my corn and I’m OK – screw you, and continue eating?

    the Martian

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