Anyone holding the paradoxical belief that people are more competent to govern each other than they are to make individual choices.
"They either want a war on drugs or a war on guns or a war on speech or a war on business. Stupid statists."
by word_g33k February 16, 2013
Modern day supporter of political slavery; A secular State-Worshiper; Member of the cult of the State; An irrational, immoral, collectivist parasite which leeches off the productive private sector at the point of a gun, while attempting to justify such behavior through invalid, unethical, altruistic arguments. Uses statist law (oppressive edicts backed by criminal violence) to intimidate and run the neo-slave racket. Typically found in government, politics, bureaucracy, police, military and law; aka Supporter of such; Governmentalist; Nationalist; A degenerate sub-human who makes your life a living hell; An accident just waiting to happen...
A statist is just about anyone who's not an anarcho-capitalist
by ANCAPS August 31, 2008
Someone who supports the political class's special right to subjugate everybody else.
Just because I think that government taxation is somehow different and better than theft doesn't mean I'm a statist!
by Ancap January 12, 2007
Someone who believes in the practice or doctrine of giving a centralized government control over economic planning and policy.
A statist believes in extremely heavy government intervention in personal matters and moderate to high government intervention in economic matters. They generally believe in a centralized state with a social safety net and strong laws restricting personal liberty.
by adamythos October 07, 2010
Someone, who out of fear, ignorance or a sense of misplaced duty blindly follows the rules of a government without considering whether those rules are fair or just. Giving the state the benefit of the doubt as opposed to the citizens of the state. Unfortunately, most statists will never receive the special treatment from their government that they think they have earned or deserve.
Anyone who believes the official story about anything and uses the word "conspiracy theorist" is probably a statist.
by SeahawksOwnthe49ers April 13, 2014
A new word in the healthcare debates that means to "make the insurance companies insure".
"I am glad Obamacare was approved by the Supreme Court."

"Oh, you are a STATIST".
by Chris0101 July 13, 2012

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