We do need to get back to sound values, but those values must be adopted ny choice rather than by fear IMO.
Doesn’t much look like this country is choosing to do the right thing, nor does it look like it is going to in the near future.
That is why it is so grim.
The country “chose” Obama in 2008 - bad enough.
The country is choosing to abandon Christianity and an entire structure of morals and decency and justice.
Bad choices are rather the norm. And enemies are just waiting for enough bad choices to be made to take over.