Sorry, that was alittle more long winded that it should have been.
Not really, but these were the best points in my opinion....
This is a war of ideas, and the battleground is in the mind of the supporters of the state.
This is an expression I love to use. The existence of the state is epiphenomenal, it survives as an idea. Just like the idea of liberty, it's bulletproof.
From my own personal experience, statists aren't going to listen to appeals to reason, morality, or effect through argumentation. Talking about how bad the state is to a statist is like telling a christian that Jesus wasn't really the son of God. It's a non starter.
which makes a great connection to the below statement...
The state draws its power from the fears that arise out of the irreducible certainy and risks of life. The state rides to the rescue of the perpetually fearful and promises protection from all sorts of risks; invasion, disease, poverty, ignorance, violence, theft and so forth. It makes these promises in exchange for liberty and the statist believer is content in this arrangement so long as the propaganda that the promises are being fulfilled are effective.
Statism is a religion. It's rooted in the ignorance of blind tradition....or a blind tradition of ignorance, however you see it.