It occurred to me recently that the left and right wing nationalists, which is pretty much everyone, whether they realize it or not (just ask who their favorite President is; Lincoln will come up quickly), cede too much ground to their Constitutionalist, historically enlightened foes. So I am going to help them out a bit: you need to give up on the name United States of America, and go with something like United Provinces of America.
Why? Because you deny the 50 states their statehood, which in case we forgot, means:
a politically organized body of people usually occupying a definite territory; especially : one that is sovereignMeanwhile, province seems much more accurate for the nationalist's view of the Constitution:
any one of the large parts that some countries are divided into
an administrative district or division of a countryAnd that's exactly how nationalists view the states: the federal government is the only sovereign in their minds, with all 50 states making up one nation ruled by Washington D.C., which retails the sole power of defining the Constitution and forbids secession. That this came about illegally and through violence doesn't seem to bother them, but that's beside the point.
Nationalists are a bit late fixing this oversight, but better late than never, right? And you're welcome.