Statist Fallacies


by David Robins & friends. Edited by Hogeye Bill.

Collection of bad arguments for the state, and their counters, for my (and your) convenience. See LogicalFallacies for more general errors.

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  1. Abolition Is Impossible
  2. Agree To Disagree
  3. Anarchists Are Traitors
  4. Barefoot Fallacy
  5. Anarchy Is Chaos
  6. Anarchy Never Been Tried
  7. Anti Trust
  8. Appeal To Monsanto
  9. Argument From Apocalypse
  10. Capitalism Requires Government
  11. Christians Must Submit
  12. Collective Will
  13. Defense Is Desire
  14. Democracy
  15. Deregulation Caused Housing Crisis
  16. Don't Force Anarchy On Me
  17. Environment Not Protected
  18. Everyone Is Republican Or Democrat
  19. Exploitation
  20. Extremism
  21. Force Happens
  22. Free Market Confusion
  23. Freedom Requires Angels
  24. Freedom To State
  25. Government Solipotence
  26. Greater Good
  27. Health Inspection
  28. Hermit Fallacy
  29. Hey You With The Guns
  30. I Like Paying Taxes
  31. I See No Gun
  32. Illegal Immigrants
  33. Initiation Vs Response
  34. Intellectual Property
  35. Justice For Sale
  36. Justify Peaceful Action
  37. Libertopia
  38. Lifeboat Scenario
  39. Limited Government
  40. Love It Or Leave It
  41. Magic Contracts
  42. Might Makes Right
  43. Minarchism
  44. Moderation
  45. Monopolies
  46. Natural Consequences
  47. Need Justifies Theft
  48. Nirvana Fallacy
  49. No System Is Perfect
  50. Not Resisting Is Consent
  1. Oppressed By Nature
  2. People Are Bad
  3. Poor Won't Be Educated
  4. Private Defense is a State
  5. Property vs Possessions
  6. Public Property
  7. Punishment
  8. Read Only Memory
  9. Reduce Or Abolish
  10. Regulation Protects Us
  11. Restaurant Analogy
  12. Rights Come From Rulers
  13. Rule Of Law
  14. Self Ownership
  15. Selfish
  16. Serving
  17. Slavery
  18. Social Contract
  19. Soldiers Protect Your Freedom
  20. Somalia
  21. State Is Society
  22. State Not For Profit
  23. Taxes Are Voluntary
  24. Taxes Are Use Fees
  25. Tea Party Is Anarchy
  26. The State Did That
  27. The State Has Rights
  28. The State Is Us
  29. Theft Is Compassion
  30. Unlicensed Brain Surgery
  31. Using State Services
  32. Utilitarianism
  33. Voting Is Aggression
  34. Voting Is Consent
  35. Wage Slavery
  36. What is Justice?
  37. Where Are The Stats?
  38. Whining About Wiki
  39. Who Will Build The Roads
  40. Who Would Fund Projects
  41. Why Do You Need
  42. World Government
  43. Wouldn't Warlords Take Over
  44. You Didn't Build That
  45. You Have a Duty To Vote
  46. You Know You'll Be Taxed
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