I vote for sooner, rather than later.
Who is gonna eliminate two thirds of the budget? Buy your guns first.
I don’t think a armed conflict is required as posed in the question, but I don’t think those on the left will lower themselves to broach the subject. Personally, I believe that talking about it at this point will only serve to blow off steam for those of us who are frustrated with living in a government that was only the stuff that made up bad dreams in the 80’s.