Is it the chance to be wiped off the planet several times a year by hurricanes? House-smashing, car-crushing, person-drowning hurricanes? Or is it the thrill of possible having a snake of record-breaking size take residence underneath your house? Or maybe the chance of being chomped by an alligator? Or maybe some people just don't like their votes counted. I think the government should permanently close Florida, or at least the peninsula part, and turn it into a great big wildlife preserve. We waste enough money in this country without haing to replace every house and car in Florida every year, sometimes more than once. Arguments might be made for keeping California, but Florida is nothing but a liability.