If you know what statism is and know why it's not something we want in the US, you might be a conservative.
doomsdaysmores doomsdaysmores
31-35, M
2 Responses Aug 21, 2014

Statism is the all-encompassing term that describes ideologies where all power rests within a central government i.e. communism, socialism, utopianism. They're all based around the teachings of Karl Marx, Saul Alinsky, and Vladimir Lenin

That make me not-a-conservative. What is statism?

Pretty much the rejection of the civil society to replace it with an all-powerful central government. A government powerful enough to give you all your hopes and dreams, is powerful enough to take everything away.

Sounds like a bad dystopian sci-fi movie more than a legitimate social construct.