The political cartoon on page B5 of the Feb. 19 Missoulian (showing the cracked liberty bell, cracked citizen and the Potentate of Pennsylvania Avenue – with the comment “the America you thought you had”), requires that I submit to my fellow subjects within our monarchy the following parable of how to catch sheep:
You simply place free grain where the sheep can feed without restriction. When the sheep are habituated to this location, you then place a fence down one side of the feed zone. When the sheep accept the fence, you place another section of fence on another side. The sheep get used to the second fence and continue to feed. You continue until all four sides of the fence are up and a gate is installed. The sheep, which have readily accepted the free grain, come through the open gate and continue to eat the free grain within the enclosure. You then slam the gate and catch the whole herd. Suddenly the sheep have lost their freedom, which they accept and continue to eat the free grain. They have become so habituated to the free grain that they have forgotten how to forage on their own and accept their captivity. Thus explains the creation of upright bi-ped “sheeple.”
Sheeple are a fast-growing species of citizen willing to accept a transformed version of the America we thought we had, with all the new and free entitlements promises by our past and present monarchs and a very culpable career Congress, who have aided and abetted in the expulsion of our Constitution and individual freedoms we thought we had. The threat to our liberty and freedom exists because the people who work for a living are now outnumbered by those who vote for a living and insist on more free grain.
Ray Berry, Hamilton