that the last time we tried to divide the country up it didn't work out so well.
Balkanizing the United States would only give some of its various component nations a quasi-justification for trying to impress their particular brand of madness on their neighbors. Visualize if you will a heavily red, conservative/reactionary/fundie Southern country-- let's call it the Lone Star Republic-- making war on some other country here in CONUS (perhaps an equally hypothetical California Confederacy) in order to put a stop to all the Godless crack-and-anal-sex orgies and bring them into the brotherhood of Christian nations. All in the name of God, of course.
You can bet that in any Balkanized version of a future U.S. there will be someplace for the hardcore fundies.
How expensive you was ain't what was you worth. Ain't no Brink's truck followin' yo' hearse. - DLR