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think before you leap

Discussion in 'Politics, Elections & Legislation' started by BILL GRILL, Feb 22, 2013.

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    BILL GRILL Well-Known Member

    Sep 18, 2006
    I was in my neighborhood restaurant this morning and was
    seated behind a group of jubilant individuals celebrating the successful
    passing of the health care bill. I could not finish my breakfast. This is
    what ensued:

    They were a diverse group of several races and both
    sexes. I heard the young man exclaim, “Isn’t Obama like Jesus Christ? I
    mean, after all, he is healing the sick.” The young woman enthusiastically
    proclaimed, “Yeah, and he does it for free. I cannot believe anyone would
    think that a free market would work for health care. Another said, ‘The
    stupid Republicans want us all to starve to death so they can inherit all of
    the power. Obama should be made a Saint for what he did for those of us
    less fortunate.” At this, I had more than enough.

    I arose from my seat, mustering all the restraint I
    could find, and approached their table. “Please excuse me; may I impose upon
    you for one moment?” They smiled and welcomed me to the conversation. I
    stood at the end of their table, smiled as best I could and began an

    “I would like to give one of you my house. It will cost
    you no money and I will pay all of the expenses and taxes for as long as you
    live there. Anyone interested?” They looked at each other in astonishment.
    “Why would you do something like that?” asked a young man, “There isn’t
    anything for free in this world.” They began to laugh at me, as they did
    not realize this man had just made my point. “I am serious, I will give you
    my house for free, no money what so ever. Anyone interested?” In unison, a
    resounding “Hell Yeah” fills the room.

    “Since there are too many of you, I will have to make a
    choice as to who receives this money-free bargain.” I noticed an elderly
    couple was paying attention to the spectacle unfolding before their eyes,
    the old man shaking his head in apparent disgust. “I tell you what; I will
    give it to the one of you most willing to obey my rules.” Again, they
    looked at one another, an expression of bewilderment on their faces. The
    perky young woman asked, “What are the rules?” I smiled and said, “I don’t
    know. I have not yet defined them. However, it is a free home that I offer

    They giggled amongst themselves, the youngest of which
    said, “What an old coot. He must be crazy to give away his home. Go take
    your meds, old man.” I smiled and leaned into the table a bit further. “I
    am serious, this is a legitimate offer.” They gaped at me for a moment.

    “I’ll take it you old fool. Where are the keys?”
    boasted the youngest among them. “Then I presume you accept ALL of my terms
    then?” I asked. The elderly couple seemed amused and entertained as they
    watched from the privacy of their table. “Oh hell yeah! Where do I sign
    up?” I took a napkin and wrote, “I give this man my home, without the
    burden of financial obligation, so long as he accepts and abides by the
    terms that I shall set forth upon consummation of this transaction.” I
    signed it and handed it to the young man who eagerly scratched out his
    signature. “Where are the keys to my new house?” he asked in a mocking tone
    of voice. All eyes were upon us as I stepped back from the table, pulling
    the keys from pocket and dangling them before the excited new homeowner.

    “Now that we have entered into this binding contract,
    witnessed by all of your friends, I have decided upon the conditions you are
    obligated to adhere from this point forward. You may only live in the house
    for one hour a day. You will not use anything inside of the home. You will
    obey me without question or resistance. I expect complete loyalty and
    admiration for this gift I bestow upon you. You will accept my commands and
    wishes with enthusiasm, no matter the nature. Your morals and principles
    shall be as mine. You will vote as I do, think as I do and do it with blind
    faith. These are my terms. Here are your keys.” I reached the keys
    forward and the young man looked at me dumbfounded.

    “Are you out of your mind? Who would ever agree to
    those ridiculous terms?” the young man appeared irritated. “You did when
    you signed this contract before reading it, understanding it and with the
    full knowledge that I would provide my conditions only after you committed
    to the agreement.” Was all I said. The elderly man chuckled as his wife
    tried to restrain him. I was looking at a now silenced and bewildered group
    of people. “You can shove that stupid deal up you’re a** old man, I want no
    part of it” exclaimed the now infuriated young man. “You have committed to
    the contract, as witnessed by all of your friends; you cannot get out of the
    deal unless I agree to it. I do not intend to let you free now that I have
    you ensnared. I am the power you agreed to. I am the one you blindly and
    without thought chose to enslave yourself to. In short, I am your Master.”
    At this, the table of celebrating individuals became a unified group against
    the unfairness of the deal.

    After a few moments of unrepeatable comments and slurs,
    I revealed my true intent. “What I did to you is what this administration
    and congress did to you with the health care legislation. I easily suckered
    you in and then revealed the real cost of the bargain. Your folly was in
    the belief that you can have something you did not earn; that you are
    entitled to that which you did not earn; that you willingly allowed someone
    else to think for you. Your failure to research, study and inform yourself
    permitted reason to escape you. You have entered into a trap from which you
    cannot flee. Your only chance of freedom is if your new Master gives it to
    you. A freedom that is given can also be taken away; therefore, it is not
    freedom.” With that, I tore up the napkin and placed it before the
    astonished young man. “This is the nature of your new health care

    I turned away to leave these few in thought and
    contemplation and was surprised by applause. The elderly gentleman, who was
    clearly entertained, shook my hand enthusiastically and said, “Thank you
    Sir, these kids don’t understand Liberty these days.” He refused to allow
    me to pay my bill as he said, “You earned this one, it is an honor to pick
    up the tab.” I shook his hand in thanks, leaving the restaurant somewhat
    humbled, and sensing a glimmer of hope for my beloved country.

    Use reason, Remember, four boxes keep us free: the soap
    box, the ballot box, the jury box and the cartridge box.

    copy and pasted off a email I recieved
  2. zimmie

    zimmie Active Member

    Mar 2, 2006
    So very true, some people dont have a clue what is going on. thanks Zimmie
  3. Catpower

    Catpower Molon Labe

    Jan 29, 1998
    In the Cabana
    Bill that is a prefect way to try to drive the point home to his majesties loyal minions, they are clueless
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