You might be a statist if…
If any political discussion finds you regularly using the expression “it’s clear the government isn’t doing enough to ” … you might be a statist.
If you’re left-leaning and see “the evil Right” as the cause of all major problems…you might be a statist.
If you think the war on drugs makes sense and is effective…you might be a statist.
If you’re right-leaning and see “the evil Left” as the cause of all major problems…you might be a statist.
If your knee-jerk response to most problems involves more government involvement/laws/policies/protection…you might be a statist.
If you believe “The Left” and “The Right” are the only two options…you might be a statist
If you understand the amount we spend annually as a country on the military and don’t see an issue (or want to increase spending further)…you might be a statist.
If you see the amount we spend as a country on entitlement programs like welfare and don’t see an issue (or want to increase spending further)…you might be a statist
If our 20 Trillion national debt doesn’t scare you to tears or if you feel the debt is “not great, but a minor issue compared to ” you might be a statist
If you think it’s best for the country that the FED not be audited and it’s okay to operate as a clandestine organization…you might be a statist.
If you think someone pulled over or arrested by a policeman obviously did something wrong, otherwise why would they be in that situation…you might be a statist.
Taken from this article: https://www.procon.org/headline.php?headlineID=005323 San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first refused to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner” on Aug. 26, 2016 to protest racial injustice and police brutality in the United States. Since that time, many other professional football players,  high school athletes, and  professional athletes in other sports  have refused to stand for the national […]
I would here like to counter the “witch-hunt” narrative and attempt to present, in a more orderly and comprehensive fashion than ad hoc conversation would allow, the facts which should provide the basis for any conversation on this topic. I submit the following timeline. In it, I have tried to compile a good amount of […]
What are memes? Urban Dictionary calls them “Popular quotes, images, and real people, which are copied, imitated, and spread all over the Internet(s)!” Interestingly enough, it neglects to mention that those quotes are generally made up, in order to emphasize a humorous or political point that contrasts with or embellishes the image they’re blazoned across. […]
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The biggest objection to voting for a Third Party is the “wasted vote” argument — the idea that if you vote for someone who will not win, then the vote does not count. Join any third party and merely suggest that another person consider voting for a third party candidate and you will hear, ad […]
Why almost everyone (i.e. the uninformed, politically-ignorant masses) should stay home this November! Wearing an “I Voted” sticker on Election Day announces that you are a proud participant in the grand tradition of representative democracy, the worst system except all the others. It says “I care,” “I’m informed,” and perhaps also “this shirt is machine […]
A close friend carelessly posted the following meme on facebook the other day. Big mistake. I hate memes! Well … I obviously could just let it go. What follows is a logical rant in rejoinder. Me: “I don’t really have a horse in this fight, and I recognize there’s often a lot of emotion on […]
Tonight you turn on tv. CNN, Fox News, MSNBC. All media sources, all newspapers, all outlets: they all scream one thing: You must decide in a handful of months what the entire country is to have for dinner. Unfortunately there are only two options. A pile of cow manure. OR a pile of horse manure. […]