How could we change American values...
Easy - rearrange the state boundaries. Right now, many of America's states are diverse,
containing many groups of people with different values and ideas. This makes them a relatively
successful method of governance - large majorities are less likely to dominate, and state
governments can look out for minority interests better than the federal government can, simply
because there are fewer small minorities in each state than in the entire nation (obviously)
Here is a set of maps with the United States divided into 53 (annoying number, I
know) states divided up in just the opposite way. Instead of diverse states, I've divided the
USA into groups of similar people. A nation divided as such would fall much more easily into
just that - a nation divided. Below, the new states with some identifying cities, and the new
states broken up into regions:
I also thought it would be interesting to see how the 2012 election played out in Alternative
America. Turns out it's very similar - it would be more interesting to see the makeup of the
Senate and the House under this system. And yes, there are fractional delegates. No, this is
not real so no, I do not care.