Everyone knows that the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation will be first against the wall after the Revolution Comes.
But once they're dealt with, it might be useful to have some sort of Program or Plan of what to do to correct the lurching, faltering juggernaut that the United States has become. It's either that or civil war. Of course our Enemies, foreign and domestic, would dearly love to see the USA consume itself in yet another futile civil war. More for them, eh?
Well. Certain things do need to happen after the Revolution, and I've put together a few ideas of wither we should go as a nation after the American constitutional republic and the imperial security state that has replaced it have fallen once and for all.
First concept is that a self-governing constitutional republic is structurally and functionally a Good Thing -- so long as its make-up and operations are not graven in stone or on Golden Plates requiring High Priests and the Urim and Thummim to interpret. Making a secular religion and fetish of the Constitution is what got us in this mess in the first place. We must never return to that situation.
What should we do, then?
Hawaii should be restored to independence; Alaska, most probably, should be given to Canada or Russia -- or be granted its own independence. Why not? It should be capable of self-sustenance.
As for the Lower 48, all the states should be abolished. They should be replaced with nine or ten Autonomous Regions, independent of one another and the national government for most domestic purposes. The Regions should be established so far as possible on an equal footing -- which of course is more ideal than practical at least at first -- based on geographically contiguous, demographically diverse, and economically self-sufficient areas of more or less equal population. Thus no particular Region should have an intrinsic advantage over any other, though as I say, at first that is a difficult goal to achieve. Eventually, however, the concept of Autonomous Regions can flourish as an egalitarian ideal and a practical reality so long as no Region is ever allowed to dominate any of the others or the national government.
[break!] To be continued....