In light of the current political division/acrimony, do you support forming a commission to explore the feasibility of dividing the US up into 2 or more separate countries (i.e. a National divorce)?

By David . Created on Sep 20, 2021
The political divide between the two dominant political ideologies in the US seems to be growing wider with every passing day. Many people are now suggesting that it may be time for a "National Divorce" in which the two sides sit down at a table and craft a plan for a peaceful separation into two or more different countries where each ideology will be free to establish an economic system and governing system that best suits the needs of their citizens. Would you support appointing such a commission to determine whether such an action is workable and the pros and cons of each outcome?
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Karen said on Sep 30, 2021
A another "civil" war is fomenting...soon.
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Marilynn said on Sep 27, 2021
The history of America is based on our personal choices for Freedom in all its forms. Two separate and distinctly different countries would be a disaster, like a throwback to the Civil War and deep-seated enmity.
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MSD USA said on Sep 26, 2021
I'd be willing to let the much poorer red states go it alone.
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Geri said on Sep 24, 2021
You revealed your true political colors. Good luck with that.
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Jeanette said on Sep 24, 2021
You know what, they need to elect accountants to run the country
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Geri said on Sep 23, 2021
First, impeachment has only been enacted twice in the past forty few years. Justly so in both cases. Nixon (which I remember as a 6 year old) and Trump. Your comments seem to imply you have already given up. What a shame. I was raised with the belief that you only fail if you don't try...and keep trying. Democracy is really hard and requires persistence, hard work, and compromise. I feel sorry for anyone who simply ...
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David said on Sep 23, 2021
Trump was impeached twice and Clinton was impeached once, so that is three in the last 25 years. In addition we heard calls for impeachment throughout the Bush, Obama, and Trump presidencies and we are currently hearing it thrown around for Biden over Afghanistan and the border fiasco There comes a time when we have to accept reality. The governing philosophies of the two major political parties are far too differen...
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Pamela said on Sep 24, 2021
Clinton was impeached. How did you miss that? A precedent has been set and there will possibly be calls for every president from now on to be impeached. Like the little boy crying wolf, the threat of impeachment has lost its power. Impeach! Yeah, yeah.
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Geri said on Sep 23, 2021
I'm of the belief that we are better together than apart. The forces that are causing this growing schism in the U.S. are small in comparison to the size of the country. Specifically, the far right and far left factions (both sides drive the growing split) have loud voices and a significant amount of money and power. They want us to break apart because they see a potential power grab. The group in the middle, modera...
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David said on Sep 23, 2021
How long do we sit and hope for the "rise of the middle" before we realize that the fringes are the ones driving policy. The reason we have not had a budget in over a decade is because the moderate voices have no influence. The reason the opposition party calls for the impeachment of every president over the last 30 years is because moderate voices have no voice. It does not matter who has greater numbers, because ...
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Dan said on Sep 22, 2021
Wait....I'm having deja vu... didn't we try that once over the issue of slavery, and political/economic polarization between the agrarian South and industrial North? Well, maybe it's wasn't exactly a "peaceful separation" back then, but haven't we learned anything from history?
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David said on Sep 22, 2021
That is why the two sides need to sit down at a table and come to an agreement. The direction we are heading, with riots and the constant politicization of every issue, is not sustainable. The two ideologies cannot coexist under a unified government. That means that one side will have to submit to the other in order for the constant fighting to stop. A national divorce is the only way to ensure a peaceful solution t...
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Damien said on Sep 23, 2021
Because having a table to talk over is what went wrong last time... Lol