You Might be a Statist
You think that others can morally make decisions about the appropriate use of the private property of another person.
You hate greedy corporations, but think an organization such as the government - itself a greedy organization- will protect you from greedy corporations.
You think it is possible for government to change the laws of supply and demand or determine an appropriate response to scarcity.
You think your neighbor, or some guy on the other side of town, should be restricted from owning a firearm, since he might be a psychopath, while simultaneously assuming that some other guy, who might be a psychopath, can be armed because a third guy or group of people - none of whom you have ever met - authorizes it.
You think the moral nature of theft, murder, slavery, assault, and kidnapping change dependent upon the size of the group that authorizes these actions.
You are scared of the idea of consenting adults engaging in free trade; especially if they are not taxed or regulated.
You think it is morally justified to withhold trade with the people of a country - called an embargo or imposing sanctions - in order to blackmail the ostensible ruler(s) of that country to do your bidding.
You assert that guns cause crime, food causes obesity, schools cause education, or states create wealth.
You are not aware that most regulations are in place to protect existing companies from competition.
You claim separation of church and state, then vote for government to enforce your beliefs and values.
You think charity only happens when the government gives money to poor people.
You think that rules written by bureaucrats of the state can be used to control the state.
You think it's okay to give up some rights for security.
You believe that health care, education, housing, and food are rights.
anonymous, secrets of the fed 42 Comments
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