Thursday, February 13, 2014

What is a "Statist" according to a voluntaryist? -by Openly Voluntary

Those who do not support the State label people a "statist" and the Tea Party folks also use the same word.  They may have two very different meanings.

When a Tea Party or conservative type calls someone a statist, they likely mean that the person thinks government should be very large and involved.  Albert Gore, Hitler, Obama, Mao and the Clinton family would be examples.

When a Anti-State advocate calls someone a statist, they mean that the person supports the existence of a State.  People that like government (while maybe wanting it to be limited) include Mao, Obama, Reagan, Jefferson, Hitler, Ron & Rand Paul and Mitt Romney (both sides of him).

Comment with further clarification please!  :)

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