Per Merriam-Webster - Secession: formal withdrawal from an organization.
Sounds like the Declaration of Independence to me.
Sure we had a Revolution in 1776; which included succession, revolt, and war. Blackwell is an establishment idiot splitting hairs on secession and revolution. He is following the party line to put down Paul at any turn. But why not get an early start on alienating Ron Paul's supporters for 2016? It worked so well for the GOP in 2008 and 2012, didn't it? Of course if you push them out the door,, sick the dog on them, and call the police to have them removed......don't whine when they don't show up for your "I love the status quo" party in 2016.