How to Save American Democracy: Break Up the Federal Government

The Eight Regional Americas — Federally Distinct, still United.
  • Atlantic
    Population: 72.3 million
    Economy: $5.5 trillion (Japan), $77,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 22D-2R, House 74D-24R, 2020 Vote 21.6m D-14.9m R
    International: Europe focus, defense budget $220 billion
  • Great Lakes
    Population: 34.2 million
    Economy: $2.2 trillion (Italy), $63,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 7D-1R, House 27D-21R, 2020 Vote 9.6m D-8.2m R
    International: East Africa focus, defense budget $80 billion
  • Mountain
    Population: 9.3 million
    Economy: 0.5 trillion (Norway), $58,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 1D-13R, House 0D-11R, 2020 Vote 1.6m D-2.6m R
    International: North America focus, defense budget $10 billion
  • Ohio River
    Population: 31.7 million
    Economy: 1.7 $Trillion (Brazil), $55,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 2D-8R, House 8D-33R, 2020 Vote 6.1mD-8.6m R
    International: North America focus, defense budget $60 billion
  • Pacific
    Population: 53.1 million
    Economy: $4.1 trillion (Germany), $77,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 8D-0R, House 55D-15R, 2020 Vote 15.2m D-8.7m R
    International: Pacific focus, defense budget $160 billion
  • Plains
    Population: 55.6 million
    Economy: $3.3 trillion (United Kingdom), $59,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 0D-16R, House 18D-51R, 2020 Vote 10.4m D-13.4m R
    International: West Asia focus, defense budget $120 billion
  • Southeast
    Population: 56.7 million
    Economy: 2.9 trillion (France), $51,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 2D -10R, House 25D-47R, 2020 Vote 12.9m D-14.5m R
    International: West Africa focus, defense budget $100 billion
  • Southwest
    Population: 18.7 million
    Economy: 1.1 trillion (Mexico), $56,000 per capita
    Politics: Senate 8D-0R, House 14D-9R, 2020 Vote 4.7m D- 4.1m R
    International: South America focus, defense budget $30 billion
  • Publicly funded campaigns — any candidate who passes a polling threshold gets cash and guaranteed media airtime
  • Adopt a parliamentary-style multi-party legislature — any party that can turn out enough voters gets seats
  • Dramatically expand the number of states — separate strongly rural and urban areas to make the Senate more accountable
  • Expand the Supreme Court, with new Justices selected by a panel with equal numbers of Republicans, Democrats, and Independents
  • Make the Presidency a non-partisan position or replace it with a 9-member council
From Ballotpedia
Brightlinewatch Secession Support June 2021

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Author, rogue systems analyst. True Neutral autistic pro-science anti-authoritarian rural cat fanatic, he/him/they, married. West Coast = Only Coast :)

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