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“In a republic like the U.S. (not a democracy as the president said), government is instituted by the people and for the people.”

And for what purpose is “government instituted by the people”? Well, according to its Cornerstone Document, the so-called Declaration of Independence, “to secure these [unalienable] rights” and “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness”.

There is one other lawful remedy, however, that is not mentioned in that declaration of secession, the natural right of the individual to secede, i.e. “withdraw from membership” in the political community. This should not be confused with expatriation, as it ofttimes is, which means to withdraw from the country of one's nativity.