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The Card of Authority

A US Ministry of Agriculture representative stopped at a farm and talked with the old farmer.

"I need to inspect your farm."

The old farmer said, "You better not go in that field."

The Agriculture representative took out an official government card, "I have the authority of the U.S. Government with me. See this card, it gives me full authority to go wherever I wish."

The old farmer shrugged and went about his farm chores. Later, the farmer heard loud screams and saw the Department of Agriculture rep running for the fence. Close behind was the farmer's prize bull. The bull was madder than a nest full of hornets, and the bull was gaining at every step.

The old farmer called out, "Show him your card!"