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."
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
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!
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.
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".