What do libertarians mean by the terms statist and statism?
Some people seek to use The State to impose their personal preferences on others. Libertarians call such people statists, and their philosophy statism.
- It’s moral for The State to threaten or initiate force against individual conscience
- Agents of The State (politicians, bureaucrats, police, etc.) can legally do things that would be criminal for others to do
- The ends justify the means
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