I always supported the fact that Amazon was tax-free in California even as a Californian. At least the lack of taxes was saving me money that would have otherwise been spent on government assistance for illegal aliens. The ineffectiveness of the California government makes me think we would be better off shrinking the state tax base and relying on private businesses to provide more needed services. I would expect a private business to ensure our parks stay safe and clean. I would expect a private business to provide better security than our police force. The Internet has proven that large decentralized networks that people depend on don't need to be handled by the government.
The government should serve one purpose and one purpose only: to ensure the free market remains competitive, to manage our defense, and create business practices so that we can maintain a high standard of living and are not forced to compete against places like China that undercut us through sweatshop labor practices.
The less money the federal government has in it's pocket, the better we all are.