It turns out it already exists! Nick Kristof explains in the New York Times:
With Tea Party conservatives and many Republicans balking at raising the debt ceiling, let me offer them an example of a nation that lives up to their ideals.
It has among the lowest tax burdens of any major country: fewer than 2 percent of the people pay any taxes. Government is limited, so that burdensome regulations never kill jobs.
This society embraces traditional religious values and a conservative sensibility. Nobody minds school prayer, same-sex marriage isn’t imaginable, and criminals are never coddled.
The budget priority is a strong military, the nation’s most respected institution. When generals decide on a policy for, say, Afghanistan, politicians defer to them. Citizens are deeply patriotic, and nobody burns flags.
So what is this Republican Eden, this Utopia? Why, it’s Pakistan.
I always suggest that the anti-gay wingnuts we go up against would be much happier in Iran, but maybe Pakistan is more appropriate. As usual, they’ll have to give up basically nothing, except that they won’t have to occasionally mention Jesus in order to remind people how Christian they are.
Of course, Nick reminds us that we’re not actually in danger of becoming Pakistan:
The United States is, of course, in no danger of actually becoming Pakistan, any more than we’re going to become Sweden at the other extreme. But as America has become more unequal, as we cut off government lifelines to the neediest Americans, as half of states plan to cut spending on higher education this year, let’s be clear about our direction — and about the turnaround that a Republican budget victory would represent.
Eh, yeah, the direction would be “toward Pakistan or some other Third World nation.” But indeed, heaven forbid we would aspire to become more like Sweden at “the other extreme.” I mean, it’s only one of the happiest nations on the planet. Sucks to be them.