The Ham Story or Why We Accept Status Quo

Let me tell you a story.

There once was a newlywed couple that were going to celebrate their first Easter together, and they decided to have the family over for Easter lunch. So, the wife bought a nice sized ham. She cut the two ends off the ham, put it in the pan, and began the cooking process.

The husband looked at the counter and saw the two ends cut off. He asked his wife, “Why did you cut off the ends of the ham?” The wife said, “That’s the way you are supposed to cook it.” The husband bewildered asked, “Did it say that on the directions?” She looked at him strangely, and said, “No, but that’s the way my mother always did it.”

After enjoying Easter lunch while still at the table, the very happily fed husband looked at his new mother law and said, “I’m so glad you taught my wife to cooks so well. By the way, why does cutting off the ends of the ham make the ham taste so good?” The mother in law just replied, “I’m not really sure. I just know my mother always did that.”

The next time the husband and wife went to see the wife’s grandmother, the husband still curious asked the grandmother, “You know, at Easter I noticed the trick my wife did with the ham.” The grandmother looked a little perplexed and asked, “What trick?” The husband answered, “Cutting the ends off the ham before cooking it.”  The grandmother responded, “That was not trick. I had a small pan.”

I submit that is where we are with regards to the federal government. We are taking what has been passed down to us without asking any questions and thinking if this is the best way to run things. We are just surviving with the status quo. This website is dedicated to asking questions and giving hope to those that have given up.