They will never, ever, leave you alone. You can run, but you can't hide.
The authoritarians will hunt you down no matter how well you hide to make sure, at gunpoint if necessary, that you don't take a forbidden substance or look at a picture of a nude person or break some other "law" they have written.
But we can run and hide where they will leave us a lot more alone than what we have now. If our sorts, whether native, local, or newcomer, occupied most of the elected and appointed seats in local, town, city, county and regional governments then we sure could make it harder for the authoritarians to interfere with us. We just want to mind our own business and be left to live in peace.