Without the New England states that back the middle/lower class societies of America, there would be no one to fight unjust laws getting passed. There would be California left, sure, but I would think they would go along with the New England states and break away. The South has not and would not stand up to oppression because, well, they're as red as they come and would side with whatever the president wants. I know I'm not making sense, and I can understand where you're coming from, but if the North were to leave, America would fall into shambles. It would become one huge, homophobic, racist nation with all the military and nuclear power that we have now. No one would dare question the judgement of the government, and the America that a lot of us once loved would be lost.