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It’s Not About Hating Government

I don’t hate government just to hate government, regardless of what anyone may believe.

I hate rape, murder, kidnapping, theft, trespassing–all archation—no matter who is doing it, or why. But my hatred for those things when not done by government employees as part of their “job” doesn’t stand out enough to be noticeable. Almost everyone is decent enough to hate those sorts of evil things when done on a freelance basis.

But I’m consistent enough that I don’t look the other way when it’s government employees, following “the law,” who are committing those acts. In that case, my hatred of those things attracts attention because of the glaring double-standard most people live by. It sticks out like a sore thumb by comparison.

It shouldn’t. An act of archation isn’t any different depending on who does it.

Thus, people get the silly, erroneous idea that I “just hate government.” That’s not it at all.

I hate to tell you but even after the last government has died a well-deserved (and hopefully agonizing) death, there will still be people out there murdering, raping, kidnapping, stealing, trespassing and otherwise archating. I’ll still hate them for their acts–or would if I were still alive at that time. I don’t hate bad guys any less if they don’t work for government.

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Kent McManigal

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