The June 20th Vortex touches upon what happens when people forget that secular government is subordinate to God. I agree with it - for the most part. I think his portrayal of US history is a bit simplistic. For one thing, he lumps the U.S. into a category of "western democracies". However, the United States of America is not and never was a pure democracy. The Founding Fathers feared the notion of a pure democracy, realizing it would lead to mob rule (as happened in France shortly after the American Revolution). We are a Constitutional Republic; that is we elect representatives who act on our behalf and these representatives themselves are limited by the United States Constitution with its Bill of Rights.
Our culture started to degrade not only when God became marginalized from public life, but also when the United States Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were likewise degraded. Both tend to lend to the de facto deification of the state into a totalitarian monstrosity. The IRS and NSA spy scandals are simply the latest manifestations of this leviathan.
Now do I think the United States is beyond repair? Maybe, maybe not. I won't go so far as to make a definitive projection yet, for if we carry on like the US is beyond repair, we will bring about what is called the "self-fulfilling prophesy".