Daniel Webster's ghost is supposed to ask this question when his ghost is summoned. The traditional reply is" rock-bottomed and copper-sheathed, one and indivisible" or else his ghost will rise up from the ground in anger.
The state of the Union today is anything but. It is fragmented and shaky, and governance is impossible in Congress. Thanks to a concerted conspiracy to divide us from each other, and grind the gears of government to a halt, we are no longer united. No longer one and indivisible. We are now tribal, red states and blue states, and like all primitive tribal regions, ripe for the conquerors.
Thanks to the corporatocracy that made it all possible, brought to you by Fox "news" incorporated.