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You either believe the state

You either believe the state has more rights and powers than the people or you don't. To me if you think socializing some costs that you want onto other people for things you want is ok, I call you a statist. You've compromised the principle, I only have your assertion that you're willing to aggress on others is limited in some fashion.

If you think in some circumstances the state has moral authority that an individual doesn't have, yes to me you are a statist. You have accepted immorality. And yes even a minimal state will result, must result, and has resulted in tending "towards increased central planning in the economic sphere and a curtailing of civil liberties, which may be deemed necessary by those in power to achieve social or militaristic goals" as you say.

But don't take it personally. Most of my friends are statists. Also it's not incurable you know:D