The Federalist Papers give the mind set of the framers of the U. S. Constitution, what they intended in it.
God showed me those who seem at the moment about to prevail in establishing anti-christ and anti-biblical positions in our government as a basis for persecuting Christians are like autumn leaves that can be blown away by the breezes...
"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14; AV)
I don't see evidence, however, that these threats are being taken seriously by the people I talk to or their leaders in the so-called Christian media.
Interesting, how we've come into an era of "rock star" authority for most of those who say they're believers. Their faith is shaped and their Bible exegesis is done by rock star like figures in the media. These must appeal to the largest doner base to be able to afford their air time. At their best they keep you in the shallow end of the pool. Deep things are controversial; so, don't expect it from them. Besides, those who have even broached certain topics are swiftly and summarially removed. God can, however, raise up other "feeds" into the sucklings.
The reason the Church has so little effect on society is because the Church has no effect on the church. We have paid professionals for that. Possibly this explains something I've wondered about for a while: where are the Christian kids in the public schools? If they understood who they are and what they have, the education system would have to change to accomadate them. The school grounds are still in the USA where freedom of speech, including religious speech is protected.