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Wow! I get it! We just don't know what we are reading because the language is different. Are you sure? Let's look at your examples;
"can" If you get canned, you are in jail or prison...if you have canned peaches, it means that you have preserved them...a tin can is something you kick down the road or a submarine...a can is a metal container to hold food for long periods of time, a can is a small confined space. A can is a toilet. Our language is complicated and the same word spelled the same can have several meanings.
If I were hunting in the 1800's, I would not know of a feminine product that hadn't been invented called a tampon. However, if you were talking about muzzle loading firearms, I would have known what you were talking about. Gay used to mean happy and faggot used to mean a small piece of wood to put on a fire...now both mean homosexual men. A fag used to be a cigarette.
Enough already...my point is that meanings of words are highly dependent on context. According to you, we don't know what Shakespeare was saying, even though we put on his plays in the same language in which they were written. What about Homer or Socrates? Do we not know what they meant because we don't speak Latin or Greek anymore?
Why do we think our government can turn against us? The majority of Americans were against gay marriage ( I believe that's the whole premise of "democracy"), but our government knew better than the majority. The majority didn't want prayer taken out of schools but it happened. The majority does not believe there many, many genders, but did that stop our government? Like California? Where is illegal to call a person with a penis a man, even if it's a doctor making a report? That's democracy? You say Trump is destroying our "democracy" but you call laws made for the very few "democracy"?
Are you very sure it's us who are misunderstanding English? The defense of a free state is NOT defending the Federal government, but it IS defending a free state against the Federal government if it becomes Tyrannical. Our founders knew full well that absolute power corrupts absolutely, and they took steps to limit powers and gave us the right to protect ourselves from enemies foreign OR domestic, that is, the right to "preserve" our foundations, not change or destroy them.