After America lost Bible-guided nation identity, totalitarianism is inevitable, and no President can stop it.
America was created as a nation of Judeo-Christian morality, morality of the Ten Commandments, morality of individual freedoms (for those who understand it, in the name and likeness of God), morality of not doing to the others of what we do not want to be done to us.
Religion was moral authority, not a legal governing power, and the US Constitution affirmed it.
This morality was unifying for all natives and newcomers of the nation.
Of course, it was not like the life in Heavens. Individuals and communities (black, white, catholic, protestant, jewish, Indian, Asian, Marxist …) were testing the boundaries of their freedom (sometimes violently) and various kinds of hate existed and continue to be.
But finally, the all-nation virtues on what is GOOD and what is BAD (Judeo-Christian virtues) were established. Various individuals and communities were learning to live in peace with each other, and the government power was used mostly to defend and protect traditions of individuals and communities.
The government was not in the business of making money for its elected officials.
WWII gave the government an enormous power that was necessary to defeat Nazi Germany (the Third Reich) and be prepared for a war with Communist Russia (the Soviet Union).
An almighty government was born, and this government began amassing its power farther by extending it to most spheres of the life of individuals and communities.
An almighty government suppresses any threat to its power. Foundation of any power is money, and the money-making tools are taxations and money-related regulations. Money making in a not competitive free market creates corruption. Therefore, the work in politics and government became the money-making business for those who tax and regulate.
As in any business, the fight for customer-voters began, and that was done, and continues to be, by redistributing the wealth from those who make it to potential customer-voters.
But such wealth redistribution must be accepted by the voting public as morally justified, and the justification required denigration of nation’s Judeo-Christian morality, the morality of individual freedoms.
It was done by substituting ‘In God We Trust’ by ‘In Government We Trust.’
We should not blame the government for this substitution because that is its prime task – to instill in us ‘In Government We Trust.’ The more we trust in the government, the more we let the government curtail our individual freedoms, control our money, and become the supreme over us the people.
We should blame our religious leaders whose spiritual duty is to defend and protect ‘In God We Trust’ in all people’s endeavors. But the religious leaders neglected defense and protection of ‘in God we Trust’ in the social and political endeavors.
The political hunt for customer-voters has split the nation into many groups fighting for a piece of redistributed wealth (freebies).
Those groups are numerous: blacks, LGBTQ, students, women, less prosperous, immigrants, disadvantaged, elderly, small businesses, climate defenders, wanting a better housing, believed to be discriminated, etc. Their wellbeing depends on redistribution of wealth and therefore on the almighty government.
Those groups are fighting each other, and there is no way to find a peaceful national compromise that may satisfy the other half-nation. Therefore, the almighty government must subdue one half-nation to pacify another half.
Thus, if voters who ‘Trust in Government’ win, they will treat those who ‘Trust in God’ as close to slaves – will tax them to the roof and punish them for disagreeing. Absolute totalitarianism will be in force for many years to come.
And if voters who ‘Trust in God’ win, they begin restoring the nation Judeo-Christian morality that would unfortunately require restricting for some time the freedoms of those who ‘Trust in Government.” Soft totalitarianism will be needed for some time.
If the totalitarian options do not work, a hot civil war is unavoidable.