They might not want it when they get it, and it's too late at that point, but they will ALWAYS get what they want.
Someone isn't paying attention.
Since you missed it, the Republican Party is increasingly in thrall to the ultra-rich and corporations, who increasingly demand unpopular policies. As a result, rather than modifying their platform, they are pushing for more and more anti-democratic measures, including but not limited to:
• Voter suppression (mostly targeting minorities)
• Delegitimizing mail-in voting
• Deliberately kneecapping incoming Democratic governors and legislators
• Larding up the courts with right-wing partisans
• Refusing to follow numerous electoral norms (such as releasing tax returns
• Ignoring, if not encouraging, foreign interference in elections
As a result, they pass laws with little support (e.g. tax cuts for the rich) and repeatedly refuse to meet, or actively try to take away, services the majority of the public wants (e.g. better health care).
One of the big misses most people have to live with, is that government did not create society, society saw the need for and created a government.
Yeah, it's not that simple. It goes both ways. Government influences the rest of society, and vice versa.
It's purpose at the time of creation was to take care of the day to day affairs that the citizenry was too busy working to take care of. It was never intended to have unlimited control over the population or to be a moral mirror.
Sorry not sorry, but that is vastly incorrect.
To start with, it isn't exactly like there was a specific moment where humans lived in a State of Nature. There's some type of social organization in every society, even band-level societies.
Nor was there a time when people said "ya know what? I don't have enough time in my day to build roads, let someone else do it." Rather, government has many roles that it has acquired over the years, including but not limited to protecting the populace, regulating commerce, providing for common goods, neutrally arbitrating disputes, and more. It isn't that people don't have the time, it's that they can't
provide those services.
Government cannot regulate or enforce morality and that was never it's intention or design.
Actually, it can, it does, and it was.
Governments regulate morality all the time.
Laws against murder, theft, rape, assault and other criminal acts are clearly based in moral concerns. Demands to legalize or outlaw drugs, abortion, same-sex marriage and more are also obviously based in moral concerns. So are regulating businesses, establishing safety nets, offering health care and benefits to senior citizens....
Sadly, the people of the US have forgotten the true purpose of the government...
Oh, really? How, exactly, do you square that with "people ALWAYS get the government they want?"
Maybe, just maybe, when the people demand Social Security, national parks, civil rights protections, auto safety regulations, same-sex marriage and more, they do so out of legitimate concerns and legitimate functions for a government. What a concept.