A liberal on a different post inspired a thought that may be acceptable to liberals and conservatives. What if we split the country between east and west with the divider being the Mississippi River. The liberals can choose either side. Assuming they take the west (since Hollywood is the promised land for liberals), all of the liberals take all area west of the Mississippi, and conservatives take the area east of the Mississippi. Each side runs its own government and operates with its own income and taxes. For example, the west won't ever need to go to war, they can impose any tax rate it pleases, and can institute any social program it likes. However, it can't 'redistribute' taxes from those workers east of the Mississippi. Those on the east run their own government. Each can choose its own military, and its own regulation/deregulation. This would be utopia.