{OT:} Time to break up America into autonomous regions?

I no longer think one American government can govern over the defacto
regions that are forming in America. There are observable differences
between areas: the South, the north east, mid-atlantic east coast, mid-
west, west coast, the west (east of the rockies). Maybe even the
southwest and the southeast.

These regions have conflicting cultures that at times are in direct
opposition to each other. The regions compete as if they are separate
countries. No government can satisfy the electorate in all these
regions. This is what is causing the constant pre-civil war mentality
in some areas.

The only sane way out is an American Union of regions, similar to the
European Union.