Exactly. To quote Adams: “a Constitution of Government once changed from Freedom, can never be restored. Liberty once lost is lost forever. When the People once surrender their share in the Legislature, and their Right of defending the Limitations upon the Government, and of resisting every Encroachment upon them, they can never regain it ”
The history of every Republic-turned mobocracy is...... they commit suicide.
This people fired a loaded gun into our collective heads in November 2008. We’re already brain-dead - the body is just taking it’s time to follow in a slow death.
Sad but true, I fear.
Adams was pretty clearly wrong.
There are numerous examples of peoples losing their liberty through conquest or usurpation by one group or another, and then regaining it. In fact, with rare exceptions any people that is free today has been through such events.
Of course, doing so usually requires going through one or more cycles of war and/or revolution.
France, England (Civil War), Ireland, Germany, Poland, Russia, Finland, the Baltics, Czech Republic, Mexico and just about any Latin American country you care to name, Romania, Croatia, Italy, Spain, Portugal, etc.