For John, BLUF: Here is a totally bad idea, but it will take a lot of thinking through to realize it. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the sub-headline:
This idea of breaking up the country may seem a bit outlandish now, but you won’t think so once real domestic unrest comes to your town.
From The Federalist, by Mr Jesse Kelly, 10 April 2018.
Think of this as a thought experiment.
Here is how he author introduces the idea:
“When in the course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another…” — The Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776I think the problem here is that we are not in big blocks, but are intermixed. For example, even California, Oregon and Washington State, known as Progressive bastions have big patches of Conservatives/Republicans within their own state boundaries. Thus, the idea of The State of Jefferson.
Divorce is hard, but it’s easier than cutting the brake lines on your wife’s car. It is long past time for an amicable divorce of the United States of America. There is simply no common ground with the Left anymore. We are now the couple screaming at each other all night, every night as the kids hide in their room.
We cannot come together, but we do not have to live like this. The history of the world is nations breaking up and redrawing their borders. If we want to avoid this political divide turning into a deadly one, we should do likewise.
Stop clinging to the past and acknowledge where we are as a country, not where you want us to be, not where things were when your grandpa was storming the beaches of Normandy. Where we truly are.
We are a nation hopelessly divided. We are more divided now than we have ever been in our history. And before you start screaming at me about the Civil War, keep in mind that bloody conflict was fought over one major issue. In those days, take ten families from New York and ten families from Alabama, put them all in a room, and you’d find they mostly had the same values (and bad accents).
Given that we are intermixed we will see a lot of migration as people move from their homes to new homes in areas where the political and religious ideas are move simpatico. That often results in large numbers of deaths, as when the Greeks left Turkey and with the Patrician of India.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff