Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Thomas Hobbes, Call Your Office!

I just happened to notice a car with an Arkansas license plate, upon which we find Arkansas touted as "THE NATURAL STATE." Not quite STATE OF NATURE, granted, but close enough, as we say, for folk music. Readers,  Is life in Arkansas nasty? brutish? short? And where is the state bold enough to take a stand with Burke, with Mill, and of course with Hobbes himself, and proclaim proudly on its plate:

                                         YOUR STATE NAME HERE
                                          "STATE OF ARTIFICE"

1 comment:

doc said...

Well, life expectancy in Arkansas is 46th (out of 51) states plus DC. Not necessarily short, but *relatively* short. So maybe the people who designed those plates were on to something. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_life_expectancy)