1856-Whig party dissolves over slavery, immigration
Obamacrap not a good enough reason for a split?
I would prefer a purge in the 2013 GOP of the spineless national (and some states) party leadership and a takeover by small government, personal liberty, states’ rights people.
However, our divide today is over similar issues to the 1856 blowup of the Whigs; tax slavery, regulatory slavery, debt slavery and immigration. Add in legislation without representation by the unelected bureaucracy having the force of law and today’s problem statement is fairly complete.