Allegory of the Hunting Dog

My father offered me the following story yesterday. I found it both shocking and worth sharing:

A man and his faithful hunting dog get lost in the woods. They travel for several days trying to find their way home, without success. They are getting really hungry and are in danger of starving. So, this hunter lops the tail off his best friend and roasts it over a campfire, eating one part and throwing the other part to the dog.

The dog eats the tail, and then enthusiastically licks the face of the hunter.

He told me that is how our government works. He said that the dog is the people, the hunter is our government. ‘Nuff said.