In my lifetime I have seen dictatorships fall in South Africa, Afghanistan, East Germany, the Soviet Union, Libya, and many more. The way people used their freedom afterwards seemed inept in many cases, if not most.
It seems to me that freedom sometimes leaves a society floundering, as though they just don't have the skills to cope. When the theocrats in Saudi Arabia are swept aside or miraculously see the writing on the wall and women are finally free to drive, it doesn't mean any of them will be able to. I think it is the same with any exercise of political authority in a newly free country: people need to be taught what to do with it.
Do you think some kind of transitional limits should be imposed, or is failure the best teacher?