This is nothing new. There have been movements like this since the end of the second World War. The modern version started with the tea party. Half of America may support this kind of thing to one extent or another, but the other half is vehemently opposed. If it actually happened I think the country would split up, probably violently. America has a history of going to the brink, then pulling back. One branch of government usually reigns the others in. The current activities of the Justice Department are heartening and give me hope.