Well, we really must blame ourselves and those of the generations that came from those days since society changes accordingly to what people allow it to change. Back in my early years, commencing with starting public school in 1953, American students began the day reciting the Pledge of Allegiance, holding a non-denominational prayer to God for His guidance and a singing of America. Of course, back in those days we didn't have immigration on demand by illegals, police were respected, parents weren't talked back to and teachers were assumed to be right by parents when children tried to claim they weren't responsible for the reason they came home with a warning note. So, again, why are we peaceful citizens responsible for changed standards and it is because, simply stated, we didn't stand up and say NO. One need only look at some of our major institutions of life, including our education system, our legal system, our religion (or lack thereof), our view of family and marriage and our concept of human dignity and individualism to see what has happened.
We allowed our educational institutions to become indoctrinated toward the Left, with history and the Constitution and Government no longer taught, replaced by political correctness which has neutered it. Meaningful and skill producing subjects (related to the old 3R's and science) are replaced by misguided social constructs which have no value in the workforce and result in generations of burger flippers who don't even know how the nation works. And each passing day it gets worse while parents have no idea what their kids are learning, even when they send them to expensive colleges to study nonsense and find when they come home to visit that they have been captured by alien ideas.
Our courts have been captured by the Left, with judges no longer relying on the rule of law as constructed by our constitutional form of government and relying on law concepts from other lands and social concepts that have no relationship to law. Criminals are arrested and immediately released without charges and a district judge thinks he has the power to stop a law from being enforced by the President that doesn't even apply to his district and the legal system allows it. Law becomes just a procedure to use to neuter anything the Left doesn't want and chaos reigns as a result.
Our religious institutions increasingly turn their backs on the Word of God and rationalize things that just defy the laws of God and His nature. And then they wonder why their memberships decline but, sadly, many of those who leave the church due those actions stop going entirely to any church. It was made easy by a society that closes easy access to God while touting every opportunity to replace God with either Climate Change or Big Government. This relates closely to our willful destruction of the family and elimination of human dignity and individualism in a society that thinks it takes a village to raise children or finds nothing wrong with eliminating children in their most vulnerable state, just before or in the final moments of birth. Somehow we don't seem to understand how the God who Created us is also capable of destroying us or perhaps He has just decided to let us destroy ourselves. And don't worry, in that instance, Satan will be glad to oblige.
So, folks, when we gnash our teeth and wring our hands over how did we let America fall to where we find ourselves today, take a good look at ourselves as we ponder the answer. For until we get our heads screwed on, logically look at the madness around us and where it is coming from, we'll never solve anything. Yes, it takes a conversation on many issues, but a lecture provided by a Big Brother type such as what Eric Holder suggested by lecturing us years ago when he called America a nation of cowards is not a conversation. A conversation takes real courage and facing the truth, not kowtowing the dogma fed to us by a statist just trying to use us it for his personal advantage. Stand up, speak up and refuse to bow to what we know is just not right. And to do that, we must include God in the conversation, for He will set us on the path to righteousness. We are incapable of righteousness without Him at the helm. Let's get to work starting right now. It's not too late yet, but it will be soon. Let's save the America we love.