It was reported, some time back, that - behind the scenes at the White House - a certain someone was yelling at the help: "Why isn't it working?"
When the American spirit was in its youth, the language of America was different; liberty, sir, was then the primary object... We drew the spirit of liberty from our British ancestors; by that spirit we have triumphed over every difficulty. But now, sir, the American spirit, assisted by the ropes and chains of consolidation, is about to convert this country into a powerful and mighty empire. If you make the citizens of this country agree to become the subjects of one great consolidated empire of America, your government will not have sufficient energy to keep them together. Such a government is incompatible with the genius of republicanism.
~ Patrick Henry (1788) while debating whether to include the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution
I think the current administration is finding out what happens when you go too far. The economy - American society - and the American people themselves will not go willingly.
We have liberty in our very bones, and what this administration has done is to awaken a sleeping giant.