It is a one way trip, very rare (if ever) for the government to give back liberties (without a violent revolution) after they have reached a certain point. When the government can no longer be controlled by the people they will just smash any opposition.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Catch me if you can.