I appreciate your comments and respect your willingness to fulfill your responsibilities as a citizen even when you disagree violently with the directions being taken by our current President. I am less willing to respect those who say -- whether seriously or not -- that they would welcome armed rebellion or secession instead. For me, that is anti-Americans and a betrayal of our heritage.
The concept, as you see, is not without precedent.
IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.