why did it progress so swiftly AFTER? Government in itself is not bad, wrong, nor evil...villages governing by common sets of rules enforced by all is still government. When any government is corrupted to serve the few at the expense of the many, it has lost it's worth and needs to be abolished..and guess what the founding fathers of the old USA wrote into the constitution, such a clause. Trouble is, our elected employees in DC made it illegal to enact. NOW they will brand you as a terrorist and detain 'dissidents'. aka; 'terrorist', offshore in solitude, or you just go by by... How many employees do we have...how many people are "we"? Ya...overwhelming numbers huh... seems we have the majority vote, but too many advocate and delegate their powers to our employees out of ignorance and fears.