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Statists and Statism

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.

Statists believe…

By comparison, libertarians believe governments must obey the Zero Aggression Principle. They must not initiate force. They must only use force defensively. 

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By Perry Willis & Jim Babka

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