Some systems are like springs. They bounce back and fourth between two set points and the closer they are to the “at rest” point the less force is needed to compress or expand the spring. But if too much force is applied, then the metal in the spring is permanently deformed and will not spring back.
This is why there is no problem keeping your magazines permanently loaded and your weapons permanently cocked and locked. Both of those conditions are within the normal operating range for the springs designed to fit those applications. There is no possibility of the springs “getting weaker”.
This is also the case for social systems like government. The so-called fiscal cliff was an invented crisis that had no relationship to reality. But there is indeed a point at which the spring is deformed and we crossed that in 2008. Our federal government is now so large that it can no longer pay its bills. There is no economic trick or growing the economy that political leaders can devise if only we elect the right people. There is no avoiding the pain ahead. It is a certainty.
But long before society collapses and before government collapses, individuals and small groups will collapse. Each will find its own break point where they recognize that things have moved too far and cannot move back under normal pressure. Already nearly half of American potential voters abstain from exercising that vote. A big part of those do so because they see political processes are ineffective to pulling the spring back into equilibrium.
Before the war of 1861, The Southern States vacated the Union because they recognized that they had become permanent minority votes in a democratic process. They were always never going to get their way again. They broke and fled the oppression of democracy.
Before the French and Russian Revolutions, groups of lower aristocracy, middle class and peon/plebe/serfs recognized that they were permanently excluded from any sort of self determination and they broke en mass.
The breaks start one at a time. The Lubby’s Shooting in Killeen TX, was one man having had his fill with dealing with the local government. He recognized that no rational power would enable him to have his way. Ever. He broke.
The first to break are always called crazy. The fact that they break first should probably be the definition of crazy. But as more and more people break, they form groups. When the groups become large enough, it doesn’t seem all that crazy any more.
Have you given any through to where your break point is? Have you considered what you will do when you reach it? Liberal elites know that there will be a lot of broken people out there as a result of their policies but they don’t care. They have absolute confidence in the abilities of police and Federal security to keep them safe and oppress the broken people. But I suspect there are a lot more such people then they credit. Not enough to win an electoral majority, but certainly enough to make the elites feel their pain.