State describes an independent country (for example, the State of Israel), or a part of a federal country which has its own legislative powers defined in a constitution. Two examples of countries consisting of several states are the United States of America and Australia.
Among conservatives, libertarians and anarchists, "The State" refers to big government that derives its power through coercion via the threat of violence. According to conservative libertarian pundit Stefan Molyneux, "The idea that The State is capable of solving social problems is now viewed with great skepticism - which foretells a coming change. As soon as skepticism is applied to the State, the State falls, since it fails at everything except increasing its power, and so can only survive on propaganda, which relies on unquestioning faith."
State in Science
In science, it refers to a type of position, it is the form of the object.
- Quotes from Stefan on IMDB.com. Accessed January 25, 2016