While browsing the web, I came across this story on The Political Insider.
As I continued to read, the words began to have a familiar ring to them and suddenly I recognized it as the amusing old anecdote which I hadn’t heard for years. Here you go:
A farmer decides his injuries sustained in an auto accident are serious enough to warrant taking the trucking company responsible to court.
In the courtroom the trucking company’s fancy lawyer questions the farmer, “Didn’t you say at the scene of the accident that you were fine” asked the lawyer.
The farmer responded, “Well, I’ll tell you what happened. I had just loaded up my favorite mule Bessie…
The lawyer interrupts, “Did you say at the scene you were fine or not”? After much back and forth between the attorney and the farmer, the judge finally instructs the lawyer to let the man explain in his own words.
The farmer thanks the judge and then went on to tell his story, “Well I had loaded up my favorite mule Bessie in a trailer and was driving down the highway when a big old semi truck ran a stop sign and smashed into the side of my pickup.
I was thrown into the ditch on one side of the road and Bessie landed in the ditch on the other side. I could hear her groaning but was unable to get up and help her.
A little while later a highway patrolman arrived. He heard Bessie groaning and went to check on her, then took out his pistol and shot her between the eyes.
The patrolman came across the road with his gun in his hand, looked at me and asked, “How do you feel?” “Now what the hell would you say?”
This is a great story to be told around the campfire while toasting a marshmallow, yet I can’t help drawing some grim parallels relevant to the dangers of an overbearing federal government.
There is a current and active movement underway to subvert the American way of life by militant left-wing extremists. They are well-organized, fully-funded, and hold many elected offices. They are the ones advocating for open borders, a nuclear Iran, and warfare on our police officers.
This movement predates Obama by decades, but under his administration there are numerous examples of the left’s deafeningly loud message to Conservatives, “sit down and shut up.”
Case in point, the IRS targeting of Conservative groups prior to the 2012 Presidential election was an unmistakable shot across the bow. The NSA gathering personal information without probable cause or warrants is a terrifying breach of the Constitutional rights of law abiding Americans. Whether or not you have anything to hide is beside the point.
In recent years it seems that that the left has became increasingly militant on the subjects of abortion and same sex marriage. If you disagree with them on their policies, you are subject to heavy fines and worse. Just ask the owners of the pizzeria in Indiana or the bakers that refused to cater a gay wedding.
Using the story of the farmer and the mule as a metaphor for today’s emotionally charged political issues, it would seem that the Constitution is the mule and it is already a casualty.
The American people who hold to traditional values and conservative principals are playing the part of the farmer, refusing to complain in the hope of avoiding the bullet.
Credit: The Political Insider