By simply refusing, or being disabled from unifying around its principles with free speech and stand together to demand an acountable government. It's like we completely forgot the Magna Carta and the accountability we are due according to clause #61. Something we would call now governmental duty liability. I've see the rule of law leaving, the Constitution seriously compromised, the courts corrupted, government infiltrated. Parasitic patterns common in private and public sectors, accepted. Life cheapens fear increases and as long as the temporary safety and comfort is there it's all deemed okay by Americans. Or, none of it matters, "not my business" is often the position taken while the increasing dependence on foriegn oil is ignored. The notion of sustainability abandoned for any practical purpose. The granchildren will have to figure it out on their own, this generation is too corrupted. That is where the cognitive distortions come in. The generalizatons taught during prime time sitcoms and fantasy adventure shows that too many generations came to think as real. Or ways of thinking that just aren't taking into account what or where the affluence we think we have came from. The whole time the face to face communication decreasing and isolation increasing. Welfare takes over roles in families and becomes an enabler and children learn to be dependent on government for their needs, not what their needs are or how to meet them. More electronic media and communication toys to keep us from talking with the people around us keep arriving on the scene. Corporations producing anything and everything to keep people from having meaningful comunications within their constitutencies or make divisions and petty differences taught over part of a lifetime with social conditioning. Cheaper than ever from China but there is hardly a faucet in the nation connected to a public water supply that isn't loaded with cloramine and perhaps floride. We cannot recognize and collectively define the principles of our Constitution or apply them to unity functional to maintaining the Constitutonality of our government or purifying the groups with the principles it stands for that we might form to protect it with free speech creating an understanding, that can create; forgiveneess, tolerence, acceptence, respect, trust, friendship and love, protecting life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.