Statism

What is statism

In political science, statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree. Statism is effectively the opposite of anarchism. Statism can take many forms from minarchism to totalitarianism. Minarchists prefer a minimal or night-watchman state to protect people from aggression, theft,breach of contract, and fraud with military, police, and courts. Some may also include fire departments, prisons, and other functions. Welfare state adepts and other such options make up more statist territory of the scale of statism. Totalitarians prefer a maximum or all-encompassing state.

Statist are people Who......

A person who believes that the power of the unified state is needed to correct the failings of human greed, ignorance, tribalism, for the furtherance of the nation as a whole, regardless of constraint. The good of all is more valuable than the desires of any one individual.

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The United States is Statist

There are many people who find that idea horrifying. They proclaim loudly that our country was founded on the principles of freedom, democracy, independence, and Justice. This country was founded on the imperialistic designs of a group of people fed up that they were being oppressed, and so they came here, drove the inhabitants off their land, cheated them, revolted against their government, nearly lost until they decided to unify and fight together, and could only be called a country when the Articles of Confederation were laid aside and a true federal central government was constructed.The United States does not lie in it's freedom of the press, or it's freedom of religion, or it's right to bear arms and form militias. It does not rely historical documents we attempt to make fit entirely unprecidented situations. It lies in the unified might of a nation that was built by conquest and war, made powerful by conquest and war, who became a superpower by conquest and war, who spends most of it's money on conquest and war, who leads the world in military technology, and who will only continue to be relevant if those terms are kept.