Like Snowden said, consent of the governed is not consent if the governed are intentionally mis-informed by the governing.
I think the government is getting more compliance than consent. They aren’t even asking for consent any longer. A thug with a gun to your head isn’t likely to get your consent to rob you, but he will damn well get your compliance. The thugs in DC (yes, both wings of the ONE party) don’t care if you consent, you’ll simply comply or die.