The United States is undoubtedly a divided nation. We divide based on race, sexual orientation, gender, wealth, occupation, where you live, what you drive, if you like cats or dogs and so forth.
Sometimes these divisions are serious and other times we only half-heatedly cling to them, (sports teams). When times are tough (recession, austerity debates, wealth divide) and divisions run rampant (political wedge issues take up almost 100% of the news) the question will eventually be posed.
Should the United States allow states to have the right to secede?