This comment is part apologias and part challenge.
I doubt this needs to be said, but for anyone who may happen to be reading my comments here with any regularity, I think it is abundantly clear that the thought of no state would never have occured to me on my own in this lifetime.
That being said, I do not dismiss the idea. It is just far enough removed from where I am right now that I would not have got there on my own, but its is not so far removed from what I know that I should dismiss the idea out of hand.
For the benefit of those who may be more ready to embrace the idea of no state, I offer the following remarks, a quasi-challenge:
When you have two really hideous sows, how do you get people to like them?
ANSWER: You stage a beauty contest.
Yep, you get them thinking about which hideous sow is the prettiest.
The reason this is done is because it works.
Why, exactly, it works, is beyond my pay grade.
To the article at hand - in this corner we have the hideous sow of the federal government. And in this other corner we have the hideous sow of the state government.
To be sure, the hideous sow of the state government looks prettier right now - lots and lots prettier.
But, it's still a hideous sow in a beauty contest.
And now, back to our regularly scheduled program.