It took 230 years, but the collectivists have succeeded in all but destroying our republic from within by leveraging our cherished freedoms to destroy our cherished freedoms, and most Americans have been so dumbed down that they did not see it happening. Complacency has replaced patriotism as the noteworthy characteristic of being an American in the 21st Century.
So here we are, right back where we started in 1776, only now the tyranny is total and quite extraordinary because of the advanced technology that can track our every movement, controlling our lives from cradle to grave. Our challenge is more important that ever before because the limited government that we formed to free ourselves from tyranny has grown into a leviathan that is a thousandfold more dangerous and lethal to the concept of individual liberty than King George could even conceive, and this leviathan was suckled on the mother's milk of the U.S. Constitution and Bill of Rights while destroying us from within like a cancer. How could we allow this to happen?