“When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with one another…..” So proclaimed the United States of America in its Declaration of Independence from the English Crown in 1776. 246 years later the Unites States approaches, in historical terms, the precipice of dissolution as it splinters into two distinct political and cultural tribes with diametrically opposed visions of the future for our troubled republic. The signs are hard to miss. American society is on the road to collapse. Think that’s an exaggeration? Think again. Our differences are irreconcilable. To remain cohesive, a well-functioning society requires that its citizens share a common culture, traditions, and economic and political institutions. America doesn’t have any of that.