Politics, Breaking Up is Hard to Do
First: I'm not so sure that reducing USA influence in the world is a bad thing. Whether or not we are the 'best of a bad lot', we've certainly commited our share of Colonialist atrocities and otherwise made black and brown people's lives measurably worse in places.
But also there's a certain appeal to the thought of breaking the parts of the US with good economies (nearly all Blue states) off from the rest. Let Texas carry the financial burden…
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