Nice State You Got There
What to do about California?
There is a surprisingly sizeable blogger contingent arguing that we have to bail them out because however regrettable the events that lead here, we now have no choice. But actually, we do have a choice: we could let them go bankrupt. And we probably should.Come now, we have a better choice than that! We could just transfer the whole thing, encumbered as it is, to Mexico. After all, didn't we steal California from the Mexicans anyway? If we want to stop illegal immigration, we can cut the Gordian knot and move the border instead of defending it!
If any other pathetically dysfunctional states risk bringing the union down, we can float the Mexican option as a threat. Or worse, the Canadian option.