I have heard a few of my old friend say that the states should become their own countries. These people also think they are patriots. In some ways I kind of agree. I mean our constitution is set up like a treaty if you really think about it. Most of the states where not there at the time of the signing of it. This would ease the tax burden on people a bit, not having to pay federal taxes. We would only have to pay state taxes, which would be federal taxes I guess at that point. Every country would have its own currency which would be easier to keep a closer eye on it. This way the few would not have so much control over the many.
This would also give many that still lived in a democracy more control over their government. This would promote more activity in the political process which could be much better thing. People would be more willing to stay informed if they actually thought they had a say, unlike the current system we have now.
We could give the new countries there national guard back. If there was a war the individual countries could come together and fight side by side. May be do drills together annually, this way if the militaries of the countries train together they would be less likely to want to fight them. So, there are a couple of positives but I feel there are some major drawbacks to this.
One of the major problems I see right off the bat is what to do about the nukes. Does anyone really trust the south with nukes? The KKK would definitely rise to power again and the right wing religious fundamentalist, would want to kill anyone not like them or believe the same way they do. We would be more like Europe was in the dark ages. Hell I consider the time we are living in now the Social/Technological Dark Ages. I is little doubt in my mind, if it were not for our current level of technology we would already be in the dark ages. We have not yet learned how to live socially yet in this new world.
Slavery might come back into play if we were to divide up. I do not think it would be successful though. The countries which did not legalize it could put major economic pressure on them. Which brings us back to the nukes again. How many people think that there would be a leader that might try and play that card just out of spite. Look at our political climate right now it is crazy.
Though slavery most likely would not last long I think, Segregation would definitely make a comeback in many parts of the country. I feel many leaders would try to become permanent dictators, or at least try.
I want to say right now I know that not all people in the south are bad people. I lived in Florida for 10 years I know plenty of people from the south. It is the people they elect that scare me. I am a Humanist I believe in our potential as a species. I feel we are not ready yet as a country or s species to do something like that in this country. Then again people usually only learn when bad things happen to them, so maybe we should, just for the wake up call.