But he’s also right. There are serious limits on what the government can do to promote spiritual health. In fact, I really don’t want them to try. The best it can do is absence of harm. Just get out of the way. The most obvious example is to stop subsidizing spritual rot; do away with welfare and the artificial unlimited demand for illegitimate children. There is no surprise that the result will be an unlimited supply of them.
In the end, the government is only a reflection of the spiritual state of the nation. It is a creation of the people that want it. People will have to have their spiritual re-awakening on a personal level, and won’t do it because the goverment passed a law requiring it. Like Prohibition and drugs; people will do what they want, and laws won’t stop them. Only when people don’t want to do illegal drugs, and don’t want to have illegitimate children, will they stop doing or having them.
Hogwash. The government has created monetary support systems to eliminate financial responsibility for bad choices. Single mom's have dozens of government support programs. Gays spreading Aids have scores of government support programs. When self destructive behavior is allowed to reap the natural consequences, repentance is more likely to occur.