Divided States of America

Problem

Every day the bitter divisions distinguish America's political parties dividing Democrats and Republicans.

No wonder, one in four Americans would like to see their state secede from the United States of America. Not long ago, the world witnessed Scotland and Spain debate the wisdom of independence, recently some US citizens said they liked the idea of declaring independence from the country their ancestors helped create.

Although research indicates the idea of secession gets more support from Republicans than Democrats, more from right- than left-leaning independents, more from younger than older folks, more from lower- than higher-income brackets, more from high school than college grads.

There is support in every group and in most regions, especially the Rocky Mountain states, the Southwest and the old Confederacy. Also in places like Illinois and Kansas. And of GOP members who said they liked Tea Party, supporters for secession are in the majority.

According to published reports, US does not seem to be on the verge of fracture, and the small secession movements in a handful of American states represents a tiny portion. But any country where 60 million people declare themselves to be sincerely aggrieved is a country inviting a serious movement for reform.

For additional information on Congress and the increasing amount of money being spent on in fighting:
http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/