I have been thinking that the US is really three countries philosophically: democrats, republicans, the rest. We were founded by a very homogeneous set of people, and even then we had a Civil war. We are far far away from the people that founded this country, and even though we are geographically one nation under one set of laws, we are barely that anymore. Is it time to divorce each other? The question is, who would get what? Maybe just to make it easy, the Democrats would get the west, the Republicans would get the east, and the rest the middle. It would be three separate nations. People could choose to move to any of those nations freely between them, but you would only get two moves. Three you are stuck. That way you could live with the reps, and of either the rest or the dems, then decide.