The memory of harsh oppression is too culturally distant, and history classes don't emphasize how this nation established the first really free republic and fought for freedom elsewhere.
I fear that Americans won't worry about the loss of their freedom until they are completely gone. And, that may be closer to happening than most think.
On the plus side, we are making progress in restoring the most important freedom, the RKBA. Only through that right can the rest be regained if and when The Republic is gone.
If someone tries to King George us, the American people have the tools necessary to 1776 his butt. We must hope that doesn't have to happen. If it does, though, it will be because the cultural memory of oppression is gone.