All of the “non-essential” bits of the US Federal government have (supposedly) been shut down. I believe that every bit of the US Federal government is “non-essential.” I hope that one day it’s all shut down. Let’s get back to 50 sovereign States, but let us proceed further. There are over 30,000 incorporated cities in the United States. Let’s shut down the States, making 30,000 sovereign cities. But wait, there’s more! There are an estimated 75,000,000 homeowners in the United States. 75,000,000 sovereign homes sounds good to me! Ultimately, every individual in the United States (300,000,000+), nay, every individual in the world (7,000,000,000+), should be a sovereign unto himself. Let several billion nations bloom! And that’s today’s two cents.