**there are irreconcilable differences between Americans who want to control the lives of others and those who wish to be left alone.**
If only that were so. Now that conservatism has morphed into a rule the world philosophy while maintaining traditional social mores, and liberalism is social democrat with moral libertinism, it doesn't appear that either loves liberty so deeply.
The US may split in the far future, but this will be because of ethnic Balkanization as Hispanics make up the vast majority of border states and simply want no part of Uncle Sam, save his deep pockets.... once the wallet is empty their attachment will be gone.