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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
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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
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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."
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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
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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
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A form of mental illness in which someone believes that a government body run by corporations, is needed to threaten and imprison people for there own safety. It is similar to terrorism but much more accepted in society. It is based on false logic, and hypocritical legislative bodies to promote fascism, much like Nazi Germany.
Statist "You broke the law, the state of california says you can't stand on the sidewalk after 9pm!!! You deserve to be punished for the terrible crime you committed!"

Logical Person "Is the state a legal entity that can lawfully enforce laws upon people? Where were they granted the authority?"
by Freedom4everyone January 14, 2017
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A strawman epithet used to attack rational people who understand the value of government in functional society. Often uttered by people who claim to be anti-collectivist but mindlessly fall into herd mentality because they lack the ability to think independently.
"I tried to calmly explain to him how government funded programs make technological progress possible, and he replied with 'OMGUSTATISTPIG'. There's no use in reasoning with people who don't believe in reason, I guess."
by I'm So Cratic May 26, 2017
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