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  • Let the liberals support themselves

    My view is that liberals cannot live without being supported by conservatives. Dividing the country along the liberal/conservative line would demonstrate once and for all which is the superior approach. My guess is that the liberal "country" would not survive and the conservative country would return to the glory and strength the US had at one time.

  • Yes we should be divided into individual countries who are only nominally unified.

    We have become far too divided as a country to maintain any real sense of unity anymore. We are really only unified by law, but in Spirit our sense of unity is rapidly fading away. With a large contingent of people who still desire maximum freedom and also a large contingent who desire a large and powerful government more in line with Socialism, we are a country ready for divorce due to irreconcilable differences. We would be better off at this point to allow each state to become it's own country, with it's own sovereignty and the Federal government should remain in place only to provide national defense and infrastructure. Everything else should be left to the states. Then there would be conservative states and liberal states and the people could decide in which they wish to reside.

  • Yes

    Instead of the Civil War being used as an example of why we should not divide, it is a shining example of why we should divide. Slavery is a non-issue and I will only touch briefly on that subject. Anyone that really thinks the war was about slavery needs a history lesson and does not belong in a debate that involves the Civil War issue. In fact, Lincoln and the U.S. Congress offered to pass a constitutional amendment for the South, guaranteeing permanent slavery forever in the slave states if they would return to the Union. Since that was not the issue, but rather states right to self government, they refused. In contrast, Jefferson Davis' plan for the Confederate States of America, was to end slavery within five years. Less government, less taxes and the right of people to govern themselves, this is a fight we will revisit over and over, unless and until freedom of self government is achieved. Or people finally are so entrenched in letting big brother tell you everything to do, that they just give up and give in, thereby losing everything this great country is supposed to stand for.

  • Yes

    I think that we should split because there is all of this propaganda about other states begin better or weaker but then when you look at it there are other states that have all of our attention for example New York, that is where our financial business is and that is where all of our money is and those other states are just,"A piece of America."

  • It could possibly help

    Dividing the United States into smaller countries could possibly help everyone out in the long run. Trying to keep everyone citizen in a country this large and spread out has to be impossible. Laws that make sense in California do not always work somewhere like Hawaii. Maybe splitting the states back into colonies or unions and allowing them their own federal laws could help each area of the nation focus on what's important for them locally instead of as a whole country.

    Posted by: jus
  • Vast differences in culture

    In my opinion it is moronic for the 50 states share the same laws. Each state or should i say region has totally different views depending on their culture and also largely on the differences between rural american's and those that prefer to live in a city and depend on the government to protect their well being. I'm not so sure dividing by region is even the answer. Although it may be the most logical division, if there has to be a division. It seems the major cities and the most populated states dictate the agenda's and the law's. Law's that make little or no sense to someone who has lived in the country all or most of their lives. The reasoning for the differences could be debated until the end of eternity. But the reality is there is a difference. If only all federal laws we're abolished, allowing the states to govern themselves as it should be, we would not have the problems we face today. The people would be closer to their lawmakers, making those in power more aware of the peoples wishes. There should be no such thing as a federal government only an alliance between the states including an alliance to keep and arm a military whose SOLE purpose is to protect the citizens of all the states from invasion and to secure whatever interests unanimously agreed upon.

  • Time for an amicable split!

    The rights, duties and responsibilities of individuals vs. the size, power and duties of the government are core to the division in this country. I see no way back. Those who believe this country is a land of opportunity vs. a land of entitlement will never reconcile. These are core beliefs.

  • States rights should be more of a factor

    What works for New York, California , etc does not necessarily work for Montana, Idaho, etc., especially with gun rights. Hawaii compared to North Dakota, they are as different as night and day. Politically, culturally , climate etc, we already are several cultures within one big USA. I don't think we should be completely different countries necessarily, just states should have more say and not be forced and buffaloed by the Feds so much. Again what works for state A may not be in state B's best interest.

  • Conservative vs Liberal

    We have reached a point in our society where we are no longer "Americans". Anyone that disagrees with someone else is considered an enemy instead of someone with a differing perspective. Politicians have proven themselves untrustworthy and ineffective. Dividing the country into 2 distinct entities, and allowing each to form their own "perfect" constitution tailored to their core values will allow those currently divided to choose their path. It would allow Democrats to put into place all public assistance programs they desire without being challenged. They can charge as much taxes on the rich as they desire. Republicans can give as many tax breaks to businesses they wish and raise as large a military as they desire. It would be a fantastic experiment to see which of the 2 divided nations would then become the "desirable" nation in say 10-15 years. Would they then move to the other side, yet continue to vote in the same way that caused their own nation to decline? Would society learn from their own mistakes? I have tried to shield my political motivations from this argument to keep it thought provoking.

  • FREE America NOW

    Only a matter of time, with a Muslim President. He is ripping out country apart, how can people not see what is going on. Trying to destroy our country just like the Muslim terrorists are doing. Wake up people before its too late. Impeach the MUSLIM PRESIDENT now or we all suffer, especially our kids!

  • No way

    This idea is completely ridiculous! I have heard many people suggest this after the 2008 election and now after the 2012 presidential election. I see not benefit to the United states being divided and think this would only cause more problems for the country (or countries if it did divide) in the long run.

  • No way

    There is no rational way to argue that this is a good idea, or even a feasible one. Even if you put aside all the quarreling between states that would be going on if this option was on the table, economically it would be essentially impossible. Let's say Oklahoma decides to become a country for example, explain to me how that landlocked state can function as its own economy? What does it offer? It can't be done, nor should it.

  • United We Stand, Divided We Fall

    The U.S. Civil War is an indication the United States should not be divided into smaller countries. States, under the 10th Amendment, have the right to secede from the union under the U.S. Constitution. However, the harsh lessons of slavery from 150 years ago need to be applied. Despite regional differences, the United States must remain intact to move forward as a viable nation. In doing so, all 50-plus pieces are vital.

  • United we stand, divided we fall

    The U.S was made to be united in the beginning. If it fell apart the basically every one in the U.S. would suffer terribly, no matter how much you believe Texas would survive, because it wouldn't. No state in America is self sufficient. Well/ Vermont might be, who knows. What I'm trying to say is that the U.S. is made to be united. It's even in the name. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA!

    Posted by: Birn
  • We must stay unified...

    We came so far to become what we are today... Together we can stand firm and not vulnerable to the enemies. I understand why so many want us to divide, because they're so jealous of our unity and successes. We have the right to vote, freedom of speech and religion. No wonder many want us to be divided, even some American who think the government is unfair to them. We're a country of immigrants, even some immigrants want our decline, because they brought here with them their views of division. I immigrated to the US many yrs ago, now I'm a Proud citizen. Back in my country, if we don't like you, we overthrow you. I don't want to bring that view to the US. Together we can help poor countries divested by Hurricanes and Earthquakes. We can plan to visit Mars. We're educated people and learn from experiences that we're able to tolerate a Preside for his whole term. Let no small mind make us forget who we are...

  • We must stay unified...

    We came so far to become what we are today... Together we can stand firm and not vulnerable to the enemies. I understand why so many want us to divide, because they're so jealous of our unity and successes. We have the right to vote, freedom of speech and religion. No wonder many want us to be divided, even some American who think the government is unfair to them. We're a country of immigrants, even some immigrants want our decline, because they brought here with them their views of division. I immigrated to the US many yrs ago, now I'm a Proud citizen. Back in my country, if we don't like you, we overthrow you. I don't want to bring that view to the US. Together we can help poor countries divested by Hurricanes and Earthquakes. We can plan to visit Mars. We're educated people and learn from experiences that we're able to tolerate a Preside for his whole term. Let no small mind make us forget who we are...

  • United we stand, divided we fall.

    Common sense, its better if we are bigger. Heck we should form a North American Union where Canada, Mexico and U.S. is one large super nation. That will make freetrade, movement of people, and easy travel ways. Later on we can add more counties in the Union of North America.

  • We're already a Federation of 50 soveriegn states

    Granted, most (including the various state legislatures) do not know what this means but Texas may be a hint when it occasionally makes noise about secession. The fact that this union is already "divided into into smaller countries" is apparent to any who wish to read of the first meetings of the continental congress.
    A better idea, I think, would be to educate people to the fact that the federal government, on the totem pole of power, is at the bottom.. Below individual, local and state power & rights.
    In a predictable manner over the last 100 or so years, due simply to ignorance, the federal gov't has insinuated and usurped authority in private, local & state matters to the point that, seemingly, a majority now believe their rights proceed from federal gov't which is completely upside-down. This has resulted in the bloated, broken federal gov't we have today which expands unchecked as it pitches the need to take ever more of what you have & re-appropriate it including your money, property, privacy, & yes, freedom. The feds have also played upon our generosity as a nation in this misplaced compassion for the 'less fortunate' wherever they may be.
    In a republic, the rights of the minority are never trampled upon by "the needs of the many", that only happens in democracies, which the founders struggled mightily to make sure we were not!
    We have abdicated our authority over goverment (including the courts) by shirking our individual civic responsibility to know how our government was intended to function and hold our duly elected representatives accountable to the principles, priorities and processes laid out in the Constitution.
    It is as if, a number of squatters had come onto your land and begun charging (and receiving) rent from you, to pay a lawyer to have the title deed changed.
    The point is; if the size, scope and reach of federal gov't is behind the question, then dividing into smaller countries is redundant. We have that now, we simply need to excersize our right to "our countries".

  • Not a good idea

    This country needs help, the people need to get educated (and not by the local news) about the things going on here! We need to get out of other countries so we can mind our own business. We need all our personal liberties back from the cities, states and federal officials. All the Christ loving Americans need to unite and stand our ground. Every little piece of America was founded under God. Every time He is removed from a piece, it crumbles. One nation under God! But we can't speak His name. We don't have to believe there is a God but the fact is those who came before us and started this country for us believed in God and relied on God and prayed for His guidance while leading this country. I believe in our Founding Fathers and in our Constitution. For as long as God was part of the majority in Washington we were able to govern ourselves. Until He returns into the lives of the people we elect to run this country we won't be free, nor will we prosper. I love America and I believe we need to put aside our differences as states and reflect on what is really important, America from sea to shining sea!


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Anonymous says2013-05-29T21:20:48.220
Ask yourself this question: Does more unite us than divide us?