quite natural separation among the people.
And “red” states just don’t want the “blue” state crap!
There will always be a sub-set of “blue” voters who sponge off their “red” neighbors. <sigh> Yes, it’s tough to get rid of “free riders.” They are the barnacles on the butt of mankind…
I warned you about this when the divide was an easily-straddled trickle of water. But it is now a ditch–and growing. You won’t be able to straddle the intellectual divide for much longer. You already have to be a conceptually dishonest contortionist to try to do it!