What you're describing seems to be more like nullification, basically that a minority group in a government can just disregard whatever proper and legal decisions a government makes if they don't like them.
Well the American colonies were pretty much a minority group in the British Empire. They disregarded the legal decisions the British parliment made when they didn't like them and rebelled. Now those rebels are written into history as marble saints. History does define winners and losers very differently, even if the circumstances in which they fought weren't very different at all.