Actually, 300,000,000 people screaming that they will not tolerate an UN-Constitution tyrannical government has quite a bit of influence over future political ventures.
It sort of has the sweet taste of the principles that this Nation was founded upon.
It is healthy for a government to fear it's people.
The problem is you will NEVER get 300,000,000 million people to support your side, no matter how right it may be. A third MAY support you, a third may try to remain neutral, and a third will be against you. And of the third that support you probably 1/2 to 3/4 of that will lose their stomach for the revolution when they see their first taste of battle.
There are two kinds of people, those that are prepared, and those that suffer.