Norquist at Burning Man

Okay, this is weird. Grover Norquist is going to Burning Man:

There’s no government that organizes this….That’s what happens when nobody tells you what to do. You just figure it out. So Burning Man is a refutation of the argument that the state has a place in nature.

This is a fun, exciting, cheerful collection of people being free of state control and doing stuff they want to do…. If somebody wants to sit in a corner and read Hayek, I think that that’s allowed. If people want to run around with not as much clothes as they normally do, I think that’s allowed as well.

Norquist better put down the Hayek and read the Ten Principles. He’ll especially like the parts about decommodification and leaving no physical trace of your activities.

How do I get the gig to cover this event?

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