They already know they aren't legit.
People do not give up power.
At some point however, the PEOPLE will realize that those in power aren't legit, and they will DEPOSE them from power.
It's happened once already 236 years ago.
Also, as experience has shown 152 years ago, trying to go your own way doesn't work either.
There is only one way to travel the path of liberty. Unfortunately, this is dictated by those who despise liberty. They leave no other viable option.