Opening day of big game season found me
saddled up and riding in the darkness.
I was putting some hard mountain miles on my
granddaughter’s new paint, and had climbed above
timberline by sunrise.
My friend, Larry, and I cut the fresh tracks
of a single bull elk meandering to the dense timber
on the north face of a neighboring canyon.
If we pushed hard, we could get a shot as he
crossed the rocky ridgetop above Andy-Dick Creek.
We broke over a rise and spotted a nice
six-point bull lying dead, the consequence of a
hunter who charged into the darkness a couple hours
ahead of us. The
successful hunter had driven 34 hours, non-stop,
from Pennsylvania just to be at the right spot at
the right time.
It was his first elk.
I was happy for him, so was accommodating
when he asked to borrow my cell phone to text his
buddies, separated from him in the pre-dawn
I handed him my phone, thus letting the
opportunity of a lifetime slip through my fingers.
With President Trump barely winning
Pennsylvania, I should have determined whether he
was a “drain the swamper,” or a Clinton crony.
I would have loaned my phone either way, but
we patriots need to educate the heavily
gun-owning, union members vote as they are told
without making the connection the Democrats intend
to disarm the little people always shocks me.
I could stop here, but my point came the next
As if the charge to the mountain top was not
challenging enough, fresh horses carried us back to
the summit on morning two.
Passing yesterday’s kill site, we noticed the
fresh snow pockmarked with coyote tracks and the
entire gut pile, save only the rumen contents, had
been completely consumed.
No tissue remained—nothing.
I was shocked seeing 180 pounds of viscera
disappear overnight, and this brings me to my point.
In today’s analogy, the gut pile represents
the state or federal treasury and the scavengers are
progressives who garner power by spending other
Once the gut pile dwindles, progressives
steal more under the guise punishing the wealthy
benefits the unwashed.
There was a time when all progressives were
Democrats, but today half the Republicans have
developed a taste for raw guts and they can match
liberals bite for bite, dollar for dollar.
Social Security spending recently shot above
one trillion dollars for 2017.
The Department of Health and Human Services
tops the mountain at 1.1 trillion dollars, so these
two social programs account for 53.2 percent of
Collectivists claim this is not enough, so
chew on that before you vote.