If you say you're against the state these days, someone's sure to ask you how your views parallel Ron Paul's. I'm sitting out this year's electoral battles: I'm not a principled non-voter (though I'm skeptical about electoral politics), but my friend Brad Spangler has agreed to promote my book, The Conscience of an Anarchist , in connection with his Vote for Nobody campaign. But that doesn't mean I don't have opinions about the election season. To begin with, anyone who's derailing proponents of the corporate-warfare-administrative-national-security state like Willard "Mitt" Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Rick Perry deserves three cheers for performing a public service. Until now, the Republican field has been dominated by warmongers and corporatists outdoing themselves in their support for state thuggery. And, in case you haven't noticed, the same thing is true on the Democratic side, except that there are no alternatives there.