Thursday, September 06, 2007


I bought a bird feeder. I hung it on my back porch and filled it with seed. Within a week we had hundreds of birds taking advantage of the continuous flow of free and easily accessible food.

But then the birds started building nests in the boards of the patio, above the table, and next to the barbecue. Then came the poop. It was everywhere: on the patio tile, the chairs, the table...everywhere.

Then some of the birds turned mean: They would dive bomb me and try to peck me even though I had fed them out of my own pocket. And others birds were boisterous and loud: They sat on the feeder and squawked and screamed at all hours of the day and night and demanded that I fill it when it got low on food.

After a while, I couldn't even sit on my own back porch anymore. I took down the bird feeder and in three days the birds were gone. I cleaned up their mess and took down the many nests they had built all over the patio. Soon, the back yard was like it used to be...... Quiet, serene and no one demanding their rights to a free meal.

Now lets see....... Our government gives out free food, subsidized housing, free medical care, free education and allows anyone born here to be an automatic citizen. Then the illegal's came by the tens of thousands.

Suddenly our taxes went up to pay for free services; small apartments are housing 5 families: you have to wait 6 hours to be seen by an emergency room doctor, your child's 2nd grade class is behind other schools because over half the class doesn't speak English, Corn Flakes now come in a bilingual box, I have to press "one" to hear my bank talk to me in English, and people waving flags other than "Old Glory" are squawking and screaming in the streets, demanding more rights and free liberties.

Maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger Unknown said...

Hey AC! That's a great analogy. I couldn't agree more with you. I'm a firm believer "welfare" is destroying this nation (well, that and political correctness but that's another topic altogether).

Look no further than New Orleans for proof of how laziness sucks from the teat of government handouts. It's been nearly three years since Katrina yet a large portion of the population is still sitting in FEMA trailers whining about the government not doing enough to help them.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Rita Loca said...

Good analogy.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Gayle said...

It's brilliant, and Lawman is exactly right.

At 1:15 PM, Blogger Obob said...

you should have unleashed some cats and teach the birds what to do if they can't find food on thier own.
Darwin has a point.

At 9:16 PM, Blogger WomanHonorThyself said...

hiya AC..u betcha!..and seal the dang borders!!!!!!!!!!!!!

At 2:51 PM, Blogger Life Hiker said...

Bad analogy. Immigrants work, but Americans hit the government bird feeder. We got more free rides for lazy Americans than anyone can count.

The sad truth is that immigrants understand how great it is to live and work in America. Too many Americans believe the government owes them a living for doing squat.

I say we need to make a trade with Mexico.

At 5:39 AM, Blogger Always On Watch said...

An excellent parable. It clarifies the abstract--what a good parable should do.

At 9:07 AM, Blogger beakerkin said...


This is 100% true as learned dependence vs the need of the genuine indigent is real. Most of us have no problem helping the poor provided there are genuine attempts at long term self reliance.

Beamish in 08

At 8:47 AM, Blogger American Crusader said...

life hiker said "We got more free rides for lazy Americans than anyone can count."

While this might be true, it doesn't have anything to do with the analogy. They aren't mutually exclusive.


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