Short of an actual revolution, the prospect of that feat ever being accomplished is becoming more difficult by the day -- thanks to an increasing number of laws (one of which was co-authored by a man who may well be the next republican presidential nominee)aimed at silencing the voice of the average citizen.
Thanks for the kind, and insightful, comments.
But it makes a Soviet Union/1991-style breakup more possible, and more likely. The loss of several border states to Mexico or invading Mexican squatters, those states being *guaranteed* protection by the constitution, would constitute a sufficient constitutional abrogation to render the Constitutional contract between government and governed forfeit, null and void:
U.S. Constitution, Article IV, Section 4:
The United States shall guarantee to every state in this union a republican form of government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on application of the legislature, or of the executive (when the legislature cannot be convened) against domestic violence.
Unfortunately, there comes a time when we must oppose the laws that shackle us and try to prevent us from doing what's right. The patriots of the Revolutionary War knew that when tey opposed the British and eventually won freedom for America. Those who supported the revolution but did not defend themselves, paid a dear price. We have over 20,000 gun laws on the books in this country today, and not a single one will prevent the next crime of murder, robbery or rape. In the 60's, AG Robert Kennedy stated that civil disobediance was acceptable if it was the only way to fight injustice.
Our choices are increasingly growing smaller for ways to defend our nation and protect it from those whose sole focus is themself and their power. The laws that restrain us from doing what is right, are written solely for us - NOT those who will defy them for their own ends. We have choices, albeit choices that, for many of us, stimulate a moral internal battle between obeying the law and defending America from its betrayers.