States are slowly slipping under one-party rules that ignores the Constitution and even the Supreme Court's decisions.
States like Alabama (who just rejected a Supreme Court ruling that stopped their gerrymandering) are definitely acting like they're a sovereign nation by promoting MAGA agendas that involve voter suppression, suppressing women's rights, and the rights of minority communities of color and the LGBTQ community rights.
Did the sovereign state of Alabama comply? Hell no! The governor signed a bill that would guarantee blacks wouldn't be fairly represented when it comes time to vote. In essence they flipped the court off.
Look at Tennessee, believe it or not, it was actually a fairly bipartisan state in the last couple of decades but that's changed drastically. It's now totally controlled by the Republican party from governor to the conservative judges and state legislators.
These are just two examples of states metaphorically breaking away from the United States of America and becoming independent fiefdoms pledging allegiance to MAGA Republicans and their foul leader.
Two more states are even more extreme than the two mentioned earlier. Florida and Texas have become vast wastelands of hate and racism. Their governors acting like medieval barons only beholden to the king - Trump.
There's an apparent race to see which state can take the most freedoms away and become an authoritarian enclave in the midst of other states still loyal to America that believe in equality for all, justice, and the Constitution.
It's easy to say, vote them out, when in reality their so insulated by layers of power it's practically impossible in some states.
It's going to be a long hard fight, basically trench warfare, to meet the challenges these rogue states present to our democracy. It's also going to take lots of education in places like rural communities that are often separated from mainstream America.
The biggest challenge to our freedoms comes from social media spreading lies and misinformation throughout the nation. That won't stop until the billionaires that own social media platforms like Twitter and Facebook, clean up their acts.
We must always speak truth to lies when people try to spread them by any method.
I suspect you've heard the phrase; Freedom isn't free. Or even Freedom comes at a price. The point is we can't afford to sit around and wish the MAGA cult will just fade away someday. Remember, they're extremists and bullies who need to be shown the light.
As it stands, sane Americans who believe in true democracy can't afford to sit on the sidelines of our cultural war.