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"