>Persecution is not cause for rebellion but for patient endurance and righteousness.
First, thank you for a respectful attempt at an answer. But my point stands. If the Founders had heeded this type of morality, there would never have been born the Republic. And Paul in Romans 13:1-7 is unequivocal. God installed the powers that be, and we are to submit to them. You attempt to mince Paul's words by quoting the synoptics, but all you are doing is applying your own interpretation. Do you believe in Pauline Christianity, or not?