History does indeed repeat itself. In 1850 California became part of the United States, before that, it was Mexico. My Church has families that were established in California when it was Mexico, their Catholic history dating back 300 years.
The one thing the Catholic Church makes very clear, governments come and governments go.
Perhaps your definition of Liberty is liberating yourself from the United States government?
"It's a Republic Madam, IF you can keep it". BF
Going.. going.. go go go (((((PAF))))) ne