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I only agree with your last statement. In fact, ALL sects are living a defacto federation. Since we've been stuck in this rat race for many decades, let us change for once and head towards unity. You're all acting like we've been united all this time and it's not working.Let me add to that: most tribal leaders have kept their power over the tribes thanks to the Syrian occupation (that needed them back then). Make a 100% democratic country where the state exists and is able to provide basic needs, no one will turn to Murr, Fattouch, Franjieh, etc anymore. And even if the Christian state is weak, i'd rather live in a country ruled by these tribal leaders than live in a country where I can't go to the airport without fearing a non-governmental 7ajez or a bomb on the way, going to the Bekaa without fearing being car-jacked or caught in syrian free army fire, going to the north without fearing terrorists bombing of feeling I'm in Kandahar or Kabboul, etc.
Christians are defacto living in a Christian state, for all these reasons enumerated above...
And the reasons enumerated above are not even close enough to demand a split up. Admit it, even in peaceful times, did you ever go (or even want to go) to the North, Baalbeck, or the South? I'm guilty of this to an extent, by the way. The problems you mentioned are real and they are not minor. But still not enough to grant an official split up. Instead, you should ask for people like Berri, Jumblatt, and Hariri to be investigated and charged for having various judges and security apparatuses under thei control. And Michel Sleiman for being part of this charade.