Mighty once was the State of California, or is that just legend?
The State has failed in its duties for decades and it shows in everything from the crumbling infrastructure to the failing education system.
We've become a nanny state bent on control, rather than good governance and we now suffer from the consequences.
"Experience hath shewn, that even under the best forms of government those entrusted with power have, in time, and by slow operations, perverted it into tyranny." - Thomas Jefferson