HOW GOVERNMENT CAUSES HATE
Many of the so-called "hate crimes" are actually spawned by government actions against
individuals. Here are the wrongs government does to people that makes them mad enough to
strike out, and why they cause hate crimes:
PART ONE: DAILY OPPRESSION
People are mad because government is taking over control of every aspect of their daily
- Lack of enough facilities for travel: This is the biggest cause of
anger there is. High-minded government officials value "the environment" and social programs
over the basic needs of the people they are supposed to be serving. Lack of highway capacity
and parking space causes people to battle over the available facilities. Shootings and
deliberate rammings result. Mass transit is not the answer, because it can't possibly serve
the needs of even a small portion of the daily travelers. A late bus is no excuse to an early
boss. Zoning is one of the biggest causes of this problem, because it separates factories and
the homes of workers by miles.
- Using fear to control people: Officials, and especially candidates, use
scare tactics and false scapegoats to frighten people into giving up their rights. Here are
some famous examples of this trickery:
Many people become very angry with government when they learn the truth.
- The "energy crisis" in the 1970s was caused by government price controls intended to help
the poor afford fuel. It made fuel unavailable instead. When the regulations were repealed,
the crisis disappeared. Government blamed consumption and Arabs instead. Their solution:
more government! They created a bloated energy department to "deal" with the problem.
- Candidates accuse opponents of trying to destroy Social Security or Medicare, when
they really are trying to save them from bankruptcy.
- Much of the environmental policy that robs us of jobs and rights is based on scare
talk instead of sound science.
- Affirmative Action: This may be great for the minorities who get the
jobs, but for the white male working his way up through the ranks, it's devastating. To make
a government-imposed quota, the company promotes someone less qualified than he is to be his
supervisor. Then he is laid off, even though he has more seniority, so the company does not
fall out of compliance. Now he can't find work, due to the combined effects of Affirmative
Action and the minimum wage. This causes many to join white-supremacy groups, when they
should be voting against the legislators that push these programs. To add insult to injury,
the union he belongs to contributes part of his union dues to those politicians, and urges
him to support the very people who took his job away.
- Government control of education: What easier way is there to mold
minds to believe what the current administration favors than to drill it into childrens'
heads in government-regulated schools? Priorities are given to aesthetic skills instead of
employable skills, creating an angry group of unemployable young adults. The schools are used
to drill children into favoring the politics of the party in power. Finally, it is a way to
force education in the government-sponsored religion of Secular Humanism (where government is
the deity) on children whose parents are unable to afford private school. Pupils who obey the
moral values of their parents instead of the teacher's Humanist values are penalized. No
wonder people like Timothy McVeigh go over the edge and set bombs!
- Being "good parents of society" for ulterior ends: Government officials
think of themselves as the parents of a whole population of little children. They treat people
like little children, watching constantly so they don't get hurt. Here are examples of their
It's enough to make someone mad enough to want to bash some "sense" into the heads of
legislators with a sledgehammer (attempts to shoot legislators will fail, because the bullets
will just go through the holes in their heads).
- Allowing only government officials to have weapons. This is invitation to tyranny. The
penalty for using weapons for crime should be increased instead.
- Setting speed limits so low that people feel stupid for obeying them.
- Making laws that are impossible to obey. An example is requiring a driver to make a
distance measurement (in feet) from a moving vehicle.
- Police think their "duty" is to pry out people who want to live in isolation.
- Government prohibits dangerous items to protect us from ourselves.
- They prohibit risking one's own life. (Acts dangerous to other uninvolved persons are
justified prohibitions, but protecting people from their own folly is totally unnecessary).
- Requiring every product to be super-safe, driving up the price of the product, and
reducing its utility. (Product safety belongs in tort courts, not government regulations.
And people who misuse products should have to live with the results of their stupidity.)
- They want total control, so they can quickly pounce before somebody gets hurt.
- They make you get their permission to build anything.
- Any dispute must be quickly quashed by police.
- If anyone gets a little bruise from a scuffle, everyone else at the scene goes to jail.
- They consider parental discipline to be child abuse.
- They give sexual immorality priority over moral values.
- Government controls marriage and child custody, which are really religious issues.
- Aesthetics and beauty are more important to them than private property rights.
- When they banned religion from public schools, they didn't remove Atheism,
Environmentalism, Statism, Darwinism, or Secular Humanism.
- They tell people what foods "might be bad" for them.
- Interfering with religious activities that do not endanger the lives of others.
- Monitoring the everyday lives of people.
- Requiring offensive subjects to be taught in school. Parents should decide what their
children are taught.
- Requiring that intimate details of business be told to government.
- Keeping records on honest people. Government monitors people by keeping track of where
they live and work. Making law enforcement easier is no excuse for this.
- Licensing businesses to prevent fraud and collect taxes easier.
- Using weights and measures to set limits causes unwitting violations when
measuring equipment is unavailable, defective, or impractical to use.
- Unenforceable laws.
- Prohibiting the copying of software or recordings is totally unenforceable, and
is a restriction on knowledge, which should not be restricted.
- Discriminatory laws specify certain people or firms.
- Trying to keep weapons out of the hands of criminals.
- So many laws that nobody can know all of them, making unwitting lawbreakers of all.
- Too often, government secrecy is used to cover criminal activity by agents.
- Obsolete laws that stay on the books.
- They allow sport stars and diplomats to get away with lawbreaking.
- Any nut with enough money can get special rights passed into law.
- Selective enforcement of traffic laws usurps legislative powers.
- Not enforcing harder to enforce laws.
- Inadequate following distance in traffic is neglected by police, but causes many
- No enforcement where the judge will not convict.
- Enforcement is sometimes based on what will bring in the most revenue in fines.
- Citizens aren't trusted as witnesses to traffic violations.
- Criminal justice wastes much effort trying to rehabilitate, instead of punishing.
- They try to "prevent" crime by harassing hones people for creating "potential crime."
- Legislators play around with the number of days in the school year, the size of
classes, and other idiotic "solutions," instead of tackling the problem of inadequate
teachers, who value their union "rights" more than the education rights of children.
- Cities exercise zoning control over land adjacent to the city, even though the
owners of that land have no representation in city government.
- Too much judicial power: When a judge can insert a personal political
belief into the law, without any vote by a legislature or an executive's signature, something
is very wrong. "Separation of Church and State" is one such personal belief, taken directly
from the Communist Manifesto. Judges are also targeting Christians, for their own political
reasons. Judges are now using the excuse that "government must be allowed to operate" to
remove our civil rights.
- Self centered legislators: They hold elaborate public hearings. After
the hearings, instead of listening to what the people had to say, they stick with their
- Using eminent domain to regulate: When a business is doing something
legal that legislators don't like, they take the property of that business with eminent
domain to stop it.
PART TWO: MONETARY OPPRESSION
People are mad because their taxes and bills are going up, and their paychecks buy less
and less. Here are the reasons why:
- They tax low-income people: Revenue is king to the legislators and
bureaucrats, since people living on minimum wage are still pouring money into income, sales,
and property taxes. This alone shows how much government really cares for
the poor. Think about these points:
Then see my page on Fair Taxation
- Is revenue more important than helping the poor?
- Sales tax is charged on necessities.
- Property tax prevents low-income home ownership.
- Property tax greatly raises rent payments.
- Taxes are too high: Government takes 72 percent of the average personal
income, because all business taxes are passed onto consumers. This makes people have to work much
harder to make ends meet. Government is living in luxury off the backs of the people.
- Government officials are overpaid: The salaries of government employees,
especially legislators, executives, and judges, are outrageously high. Meanwhile people who
do more work than they do get minimum wage. Voters, not legislators, should set salaries.
- Minimum wage throws people out of work: A raise in the standard of
living seems to be good -- for those workers who get to enjoy it. The rest lose their jobs
because their jobs aren't worth the new wage rate, or their employers can't afford to pay
that many employees at that rate. This leaves a lot of angry unemployed people, and they
tend to blame the business instead of the government regulation that caused the problem.
More points to ponder:
- How can employers magically produce new money to pay minimum wage increases?
- Minimum wage really produces minimum income tax revenue for government.
- It then causes inflation, until all effects of the wage control are inflated away.
- Duties on imported products: These are intended to unfairly protect
union wages and overtaxed businesses from competition in the free market. It's another cause
of high prices, and in the long run, the nation that imposes the duties loses economically.
- Revenue comes first: Government sometimes designs its laws to increase
revenue at the expense of the outward intent of passing the law. Here are some prime examples
of revenue-comes-first governing:
- Tax evaders get longer prison sentences than murderers.
- Instead of making the road safer for higher speeds, they leave the danger in so they
can collect more revenue from traffic tickets.
- Decisions of zoning and permitted land use are made with the intent of discouraging
land uses that cannot be taxed.
- Government services that people are required to use (such as trash removal) have user
fees, while unessential services are free, paid for by tax money.
- "Franchise fees" are added onto utility bills, because people can't avoid using the
- Only a single utility of each kind is allowed in each area, so government can control
prices and add extra taxes on the monopolies so created.
- Radio spectrum space is sold to the highest bidder. Some valid uses have no bidder to
sell to, and will be lost.
- Coveting the donations people make to private charities and religious institutions.
- Coveting business profit (which is the sole reason any business exists).
- City officials act like they own all of the land within the city, and that they collect
property tax as rent for the use of it by the real owners.
- Taxing business: Consumers really pay, whether the business raises
prices, reduces wages, or is totally driven out of business.
- Programs to create jobs: They don't work. Government can't create jobs
through economic policy. For every 100 jobs government "creates," 110 jobs are lost elsewhere
due to the higher taxes needed to create the jobs. An exception occurs when government cuts
taxes, builds better roads, or reduces regulation. These do not cause job losses elsewhere.
- Coveting business profit: Remember this rule:
Without profit, there is no reason to hire.
- Changing the rules in the middle of the game: People make long-term
decisions based on the existing rules. Then government changes the regulations, causing
these people to lose money or property. Here are some examples:
- People bought land in Florida as an investment, since it was a prime area for a future
resort. Environmental regulations suddenly made it worthless, and the government offer to
purchase was nowhere near what they paid to buy it.
- The Savings and Loan scandal was really caused by banning tax-free investments. This
caused a "run" on the savings and loan companies that offered these now-useless bonds.
- All of the video equipment and tapes you now have will be obsolete in 2007, when by law
the NTSC TV system must end.
- Ignoring costs of regulations: They pass fancy rules businesses
and homeowners have to follow, but do not consider the costs they make people absorb. These
costs are the causes of business failures, layoffs, and bankruptcies. Some people have to
cheat on the rules to survive. Many businesses to flee the country and its wacky regulations,
taking their jobs with them.
- Property tax: This requires people to have monetary incomes much larger
than they would otherwise need, just to keep their houses. It raises the amount social service
agencies spend on rent, and it discriminates against the poor and retired. It is the primary
cause of homelessness. It is not a "tax for the rich" as politicians claim. The tenant of any
rental unit pays the entire property tax on that unit in the rent payments (if not, the unit
would be demolished or sold).
- Income tax: This requires people who do odd jobs and those who employ
others to keep voluminous records. Many go on public assistance because they have problems
working under a boss, and they can't do the paperwork for a sole proprietorship. It is not a
"tax for the rich" as politicians claim, especially when those on minimum wage are paying
- Capital gains tax: This is not a "tax for the rich" as politicians
claim, since anyone selling a house can have a capital gain. What is really bad is that the
selling price can increase due to inflation, forcing the seller to pay capital gain tax
for a gain he did not realize (the money changed value, not the house).
- Penalizing people for working: Government finds many ways to penalize
people for working: Parking fees and parking meters penalize people who live far from their
jobs. There is never enough space for parking. Income taxes penalize working, while welfare
- Forcing changes in standards on consumers: HDTV will require everyone
to replace TV sets, VCRs, and video tapes. Doing this to "create jobs" is a false economy,
and also creates a solid waste problem as the old equipment is thrown out.
- Using tax revenue for nice, but unnecessary purposes: Government steals
money from hard working people, and then wastes it on the whims of legislators. This is slap
in the face of the hard-working honest taxpayer. These include professional sports arenas,
arts, music programs, dramas, entertainments, convention centers, auditoriums, flower beds,
and other nonessential government expenditures. These should be funded by voluntary donations
from people favoring these purposes, or private enterprise could provide these functions if
there is a demand for them.
- Charging for justice: When government charges for justice, criminals
get away with crime while innocent people are punished. Here are some serious questions to
This is another example of the "me first" government. If laws were written so anyone
could understand them, the costs would be much lower. The person really at fault, including
the false accuser or the police officer who makes a mistake, should pay all of the costs,
including the legal fees of the innocent party so wronged. The innocent party wrongly accused
should not have to sue to recover these damages.
- Do the well to do deserve justice more than the poor?
- When someone is unjustly accused, should he lose money even though he is cleared? No
matter what the legal outcome is, he has to pay the lawyer.
- Should it cost more than the value of stolen property to get it back?
- Should the innocent party have to pay court costs?
- Should lawyers be allowed to have a union, when they charge so much anyway?
- Government gets first pick in bankruptcies and estates: The "me first"
attitude of government is a hardship, both monetarily and psychologically, on those who have
already suffered a loss. Other parties who were owed money by the bankrupt or deceased lose
out because "government comes first." Many government officials seem to believe that
inheritance is "unfair" because they covet if for their pet programs.
PART THREE: POLITICAL OPPRESSION
Government takes choices away from voters in elections, or scares voters into voting the
way government wants them to.
- Politicians exploit unfair election methods: The "vote for only one"
election system has biases in it that allow politicians to control the outcome of races:
See my fair elections page for a solution.
- Voters are not allowed to say "YES" to more than one choice in a race.
- Voters are not allowed to say "NO" to a choice unless there are only two choices.
- Voting "NO" on all choices is counted the same as not voting at all.
- There is a bias toward the choice most different from the others when more
than two choices are presented.
- Requiring signatures for third parties to get on ballots disenfranchises voters.
- Requiring registration several weeks in advance can disenfranchise voters.
- A politician can buy the election by paying a stooge to run on a third party with a
platform exactly like that of his opponent.
- Conscription to fill the military: This is nothing but a cheap way to
save money through substandard military pay. Governments that force people to defend them
are not worth saving. In addition, they can never fully count on or trust the conscriptees.
If a fair government needs defending, there will be all too many volunteers to do it.
- Too many legislators are lawyers: They purposely design the law so more
people need the services of their profession.
- All government employees want a bigger government: Their motive is to
ensure their own continued employment.
- Too many levels of government: How many? Right now, I have to deal with
these: UN, Federal, State, Conservancy District, Solid Waste District, County, Library
District, Parks District, School District, City, Township, and Precinct. Each has taxing
authority, but not all of them have elected officials. How about reducing this to three:
Federal, State, and County? The rest are unnecessary duplications, or items that should not
be part government at all.
- Taking private property for public use: Transportation and water supply
are the only uses that require specific plots of land. Government uses this ploy to get
property cheaper than it can get it on the market. In addition, government sometimes takes
property to unfairly drive out a business, or to harass opponents. In addition:
- Zoning is taking property rights without compensation.
- Government keeps property seized for use by criminals for crime. If there is an
innocent owner of the property, it should be returned to that owner.
- Government destroys seized weapons. This destroys economic value, affecting the
entire economy. The weapons should be sold instead.
- Revenue from seized property can cause conflicts of interest. The money raised
by selling seized property must not be used to increase the budget of any agency
that can seize property.
- Government employees get special privileges: This is unequal protection
under the law. Police have too much power to destroy property. Without citizen's arrest,
police can decide what laws are to be enforced and what laws are ignored, defeating the
power of the legislature. Police are frequently observed breaking traffic laws. Bureaucrats
also have too much power to disrupt the lives of others. Officials should have no powers that
ordinary people can't exercise.
- Suppressing religion: Government is actively trying to discourage the
practice of religion. Too many government officials want to be worshiped in place of God.
Removing religion from schools favors Atheism and Secular Humanism, religions with
no organized practice or doctrine. Government sometimes promotes or aids activities
offensive to some religions:
Such practices caused the revolts at Waco Texas, Oklahoma City, and Wounded Knee.
- Homosexuality is offensive to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.
- Abortion is offensive to many religions.
- Many religions have teachings that are incompatible with evolution.
- The practices of many environmental movements are based on ancient Celtic religions.
Government is forcing these beliefs onto many, and teaching them to school children.
- Citizenship and identification requirements: When governments control
who can be citizens of their country, and who can be inside the borders of the country,
that is the ultimate oppression. There should be no such thing as a citizen. Policing borders
for any purpose except to repel invasion is an abuse of government power.
Some Christian religions prohibit identification numbers. Required identification numbers
violate the religious beliefs of individuals in these religions.
- Daylight-saving time: They steal an hour from us for April Fools, and
give it back for a Halloween prank. This time shift actually causes disturbances in the
brains of sensitive individuals. More time and resources are wasted setting clocks, curing
headaches, and repairing cars wrecked when people not used to darkness or bright sun suddenly
are driving in new conditions. Some industrial process systems cannot be programmed correctly
if the clock controlling them is advanced and retarded twice a year. It doesn't even save
energy, it wastes it, when people come home from work an hour early and
turn up air conditioners an hour earlier.
- Pure stupidity is told to us as fact They abuse statistics and conjure
up false science to fool us. Here are some of their worst:
- Reporting useless values.
- Slanting the calculation of economic values to favor a viewpoint.
- Using the wrong statistical methods.
- Selecting the wrong population in the study.
- Reporting impossible accuracy in figures.
- Failure to study control cases (those without the item of interest).
- Doctoring charts to make changes look larger or smaller than they are.
- Inverting scales to make the careless think the change went the other way.
- Using length instead of area for comparative symbols.
- Bureaucrats with statistics ready (and handy), to show the "disaster" that cutting
their budget will cause.
- Reporting economic statistics changes the economy.
- Anybody can prove anything with statistics given enough cases to weed through.
- A single budget bill This violates constitutional protections, because
each house, and the executive, individually has the power to force an item to be in the budget.
The original design required the approval of all three to spend money.