The Eigenstate Of The Union
January 24, 2012 7 Comments
I did not watch, listen to, read or otherwise observe the State of the Union (and, in my memory, never have). As you’ll recall from your undergrad quantum mechanics, this means that the Union remains in a quantum superposition of eigenstates.
In one of those eigenstates, presumably – i.e., with nonzero quantum probability – the Union is actually a constitutional republic whose government abides by its founding document in accordance with the social compact between her and her citizenry, whose enumerated and unenumerated rights and liberties it respects. Perhaps the reason I refrain from observing the State of the Union is that I don’t want to risk collapsing the State Vector of the Union into some other eigenstate.