Guess what I meant Tom, is that if we value secular government over religion, to inspire and codify the social contract which binds a people together, then I suspect that the secular version (of government) will fail.
Reading a book, written by a dude named J. Althusius, way way back. One of the first on politics. The man believed that it was the job of government, to make damn sure, that religion was not perverted, or misused.
Building upon religion, or employing the ideology of Jesus, as a basis for government, is not impossible. In fact, Jesus' principle for receiving mercy (charity), was not without the caveat of QUALIFIERS.
Does ANYBODY out there, believe that CIVIC RESPONSIBILITY, should not be taught - even MANDATED - in public education, if the government is going to wily-nily become the 'father' (means of support) in so many current scenarios. Can we just make an end run on Nature, and subsidize just anybody...heathen or responsible citizen or not?
Good grief...this whole secular Socialist/Utopian government blueprint...is a joke. Even a redneck from Hillsdale, can see that.