States have shown they can't be trusted to make the decision...
The whole state idea thing... sure, sounds good on paper... if you don't mind it eventually turning into 50 countries.
They should just start referring to us as the States... or S. There is no U in the name of the country any more.
The States... that should be the new name of our country... er territory... or region. Not sure if I would continue calling what we have a country.
I know... let's just call it Murica!!!
Man! You dumb wigless monkeys today don't know what them words meant to the wigged monkeys of old.
Do you know what the word "STATE" means as a political unit? It means a SOVEREIGN, that is INDEPENDENT SELF GOVERNED TERRITORY. In other words, a STATE is a COUNTRY! So the original U.S.A. was made up of 13 regional COUNTRIES called STATES, many with very different cultures and folkways.
Even the individual American colonies although part of the British Empire were self-governed for most of their existence.
Until the Lizard King George and his parliament decided they wanted to dicktate from across the big pond and deny those colonies of their rights of self-government.
A REPUBLIC is not a NATION, it is an alliance of self-governing states, held together by similar political, economic, and general interests.