What would you do?

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    If the country were divided into sections, one for Liberals and for Conservatives, which one would you call home and why?
     
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    The people controlling the federal government would never allow this to happen because it would expose their politically correct ideology as an intellectual house of cards. This is why States Rights is such a dirty word to them. If the U.S. was ever split into liberal and conservative sections, the former would descend into third-world status with breathtaking speed.
     
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    Various states from Texas to Wyoming are establishing documents affirming their 10th Amendment and other sovereignty over matters (from guns to weed to health care) relative to their State and its constitution. The first foundational steps.

    Its like 1859 all over again.
     
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    It a interesting fantasy, it'll never happen, but interesting what ifs none the less.
     
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    You’ve got the tail wagging the dog here…

    ‘Liberals’ and ‘conservatives’ should be relegated to a few counties in a given state, and allow the vast majority of Americans to get on with their moderate, independent, and pragmatic lives.
     
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    It's silly, within a generation any population of humans will find something to divide themselves into factions and be back at square one. A society is much more stable when they do not willingly create artificial divisions. It is also very likely that any concentration of militaristic conservatives will still fear and scapegoat a neighboring liberal nation and take every step to undermine or even annihilate them.
     
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    Indeed silly.

    Removing aritifcial divisions is easy if we just do it your way and not cling to a dated Constitution.
     
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    The nation has been dividing for many years. It might become more formalized in the future with clear lines of demarcation but the US has been Balkanizing for decades.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/18/books/review/Stossel-t.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    America is a big country, it took over 30 years to notice that Americans were rejecting one another.

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    In 2004, journalist Bill Bishop made national news in a series of articles when he first described "the big sort." Armed with original and startling demographic data, he showed how Americans have been sorting themselves over the past three decades into homogeneous communities — not at the regional level, or the red-state/blue-state level, but at the micro level of city and neighborhood.
     
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    My way is keeping things pretty much as is while there are numerous amendment campaigns on the right that are looking to change practically every part of the document so maybe you need to walk back that statement somewhat.
     

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