in the English Civil War of 1642-51. Wasn't that a secessionist movement?
Seems this guy isn't seeing the colonists as Britians but has in his mind that they are 'Americans', albeit American Britains. Tell him the the English Civil war may have taken down the notion of the 'divine right of kings', but all it did was transfer that right to a bumbling Parliament that believed wrongly it could divine policy for a people across an ocean. That's what's happening now - elitists in The Swamp (DC) believe they can set whatever policy they want on an entire people. Representation died a long time ago.
A while back I watched a program about 'mad' King George and that fool prince Charles was one of the people giving opinions on him and Charlie said that had George made a trip to America and let the people get to know him a bit the would have never wanted to leave the Empire. What a shmuck.
If Tyranny and Oppression come to this land, it will be in the guise of fighting a foreign enemy.