A while back, I made the case that the United States should very seriously consider breaking up in a peaceful and mutual secession,
"Indeed, the United States is ossifying into separate factions that seem to more or less hate each other. Some of this has to do with migration patterns as described in The Big Sort (liberals moving to liberal cities and conservatives moving to conservative cities). Some of it has to do with the huge influx of immigrants and the change that has brought to the country. And some of it has to do with the Internet and the ideological ghettos it creates. Throw in some economic turbulence and a new strain of very angry and very loud social justice warriors driving the sides even further apart along with an in-you-face, loud mouth on the other side as president, and well, you've created a very combustible mess.
"Regardless, while it's debatable how much of each of these different components has had in shaping the modern American political landscape, there's no doubt the hyper-polarization exists. The big questions to me are 1) Are we even still one country? And 2) Should we be?
"A few years back, Texas was talking about seceding. Liberals mocked them. Now California with the Calexit proposal and perhaps even the entire West Coast is at least seriously considering it. On an aside, I do find it humorous how quickly liberals have jumped on the nullification and secession bandwagon."
This is, of course, not a unique position to me. Michael Malice has made it on numerous occasions. Now The Federalist has jumped in to add its two cents,
"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."
There really isn't anything that radical about this. Countries have broken apart numerous times in the past, think of the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the break up of Yugoslavia or the dissolution of Gran Columbia. Sometimes it is very violent, but sometimes it isn't. And the sooner you get on it, the less likely violence is to come to pass.
The United States and Canada are different nations yet live in peace. As are France and Spain, South Korea and Singapore, Chile and Argentina, etc. Sometimes it's better to be apart than together for both parties sake. I think we've long since reached that point in the United States and it's nice to see people figuring that out.
"Every day is a new life to the wise man."
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