A statist is a man who believes that some men have the right to force, coerce,
enslave, rob, and murder others. To be put into practice, this belief has to
be implemented by the political doctrine that the government—the state—has
the right to initiate the use of physical force against its citizens. How
often force is to be used, against whom, to what extent, for what purpose and
for whose benefit, are irrelevant questions. The basic principle and the
ultimate results of all statist doctrines are the same: dictatorship and
destruction. The rest is only a matter of time.