I think we are so polarized because of the takeover by the federal government. Had most of the power remained with the states as it was designed to be in the constitution, we would not be so polarized. A person could move to a state where there were like minded people, with laws and regulations you could live with. Instead the federal government has taken over virtually every aspect of our lives, forcing a one-size-fits-all mentality on an extremely large and diverse population. Return the power to the states and most people could be happy.