Did you know Illinois’s state slogan? Doesn’t it seem a little goofy? A little backward-looking? I mean, Lincoln was, I guess, great, but does the state really want to be forever married to him? Will a better human never come out of Illinois? And then, if that person does, what will be the process for recognizing him or her as the new premiere state citizen? Will a council weigh merit vs. merit? And if–or when, really, given a long enough existence of the state–Lincoln is trumped, how awkward will the messaging around the decision be? “Lincoln was great but this person’s greater. I’m sorry.” Awkward.