: notion of statism as essentially "different" from the transaction of capitalist business as usual.
Because, I assume from your support of restrictive laws etc and th green party, you agree with the principle of statism (that some people have the 'right' to controls others) and perceive capitalism in the same light - your argument against capitalism looks simply like an argument for whom 'should' to do the controlling. Whether it be the current behemoth institution of state, a mildly deregulated government or raw majorities (or significant groups) with regard to issues, or perhaps a coucil of wise elders?
: SDF: A more apposite explanation is that Americans recognize that the state has minimal power in the US when compared to the system of corporate capitalism that rules in the US
But do they SDF or are you just assuming / hoping thats the way they see it.
: since the state is the handmaiden of the abovementioned system.
They are not subserviant to it, they are very much the bosses and the protected businesses they feed off collude with them, trying to paint governemnt as 'nice folk' who are sadly under the cosh of wicked capitalists doesnt wash.