This is good for public to start this discussion. It is good that media is willing to publish stories on the topic even if the general talk of the article is negative on the idea.
I want to re-state my opinion.... The current secession talk is red vs blue. I understand this. People can discuss on this merit if they wish. This is not why I would like to see the discussion on the split up of the country into various smaller countries.
My position, long b4 the red vs blue discussion, that countries are like businesses and at some point become too big and monopolistic in nature. With this monopolistic bend comes corruption and leaders leading not in the peoples best interest. It allows for too much power to be controlled by too few.
In my view, todays America power structure benefits the elite class and military industrial complex. Is this what we want? Our constitution is a wonder but requires some level of virtue as its backbone. The size and power of our country today leads to something less than virtue.
I can see no down side to dividing up and allowing for states to form separate countries. Can we get some constructive why and why not conversation on the subject.. trying to stay away from red vs blue. I know this red vs blue is polarizing and the temptation would be to bring this into the conversation.
note: I moved to Nebraska 12 years ago. This state is different from all others i have lived. They have a Unicameral, Term limits, pay is 14,000 per year for the senators, no party affiliation and they only serve 60 to 90 days per year.... i like this.. are there other states like this?