I blame the calcified divisions on the End of The Old West.
When there was still ungoverned land to be found there was a release found in going West.
A man could make a home in the beginnings of a town, where Law had not grown suffocating around him.
As the Town got bigger and the New Arrivals demanded more Safety the Laws would encroach -- and then it was to the West for the next beginning.
Eventually such a man would make it to the West Coast, where there was no where left to go. The New Arrivals eventually came, bringing their Excesses of Laws, until the Old West was strangled.
So we are left with only Outposts that haven't been overrun by the New Arrivals, who hate John Wayne.
Fucking John Wayne haters.
I am Laslo.