Those who demand absolute allegiance to their twisted and debasing agenda cannot tolerate any presence of goodness, truth, and redemption. So it was in ancient Judea, when "religious" leaders persuaded Roman governing officials to seal the tomb in which the body of Jesus was placed, after his crucifixion.
Too many Americans live in fear that if we don't step lightly enough for them to give us permission to oppose their crimes, they'll declare our opposition to be "sedition," and impose harsh penalties on us. In essence, we believe our civic duty to be surrender, so they don't accuse us of engaging them in a fight for America.
Abraham Lincoln saw the potential for an insurmountable rift in the Nation over the defining issue of human slavery. It was with that understanding that he referenced the Gospel of Luke with his admonition that "A house divided against itself cannot stand." It was a physical impossibility for the Nation to go forward with such a vast divide of ideology.
Had such insipid thinking predominated in Colonial America, the Patriots would immediately have gone crawling back to King George after they were routed on Lexington Common on the morning of April 19, 1775, thwarting any possibility of the victory, later that day at Concord, and eventually Yorktown.