jmonaco Wrote:
Nov 17, 2012 2:07 PM
The author splits hairs ... Secede: to withdraw formally from an alliance, federation, or association, as from a political union, a religious organization ... Revolt: to break away from or rise against constituted authority, as by open rebellion; cast off allegiance or subjection to those in authority; Two applicable John Adams' quotes: - “The Revolution was effected before the War commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people; a change in their religious sentiments of their duties and obligations. This radical change in the principles, opinions, sentiments, and affections of the people, was the real American Revolution.”