There have been wars and rumors of wars, nation against nation, kingdom against kingdom; there have been famines and pestilences and earthquakes in many places, God's people are hated, false prophets are deceiving, iniquity abounds and the love of many has grown cold. That is exactly what Jesus said would happen (Matthew 24). The nature of man is such that we can expect the same until Jesus comes.
Politicians have a way of making voters believe they are different, that they were not part of the problem but have stood above the rest in favor of morality, peace and prosperity. We believe their rhetoric and just keep sending them back to continue the failure over and over.
For the life of me, I have never understood how good Christian people can put their trust in Washington D.C. to take this country in the right direction. But that is what I hear most every election year: "This country is going in the wrong direction and needs a change!" I agree, but I do not believe any one of those running for public office has the power nor the fortitude to do it.
Back to God is the answer; not led by politicians but led by the church. If we want this nation to do the right things, the church must rise up and lead the way. Quit going to every entertainment on Saturday night that keeps you out of church on Sunday. Get out of bed on Sunday morning and go to church. Support it with your tithes and offerings. It cannot survive otherwise.
The church is asleep. It has no clout. Because God's people have no courage; it has succumbed to the ways of the world and society's demands for tolerance; it does not persevere; it is not willing to pay the price; it wants someone else to do it. All of this is a recipe for the status quo
Don't depend on politicians to bring back morality. Bring it back yourself, through personal involvement in the church of Christ. Study the Bible. Know what you are talking about when you give Christian witness. And above all, pray for the church and for the country. That, my friend, is what we need in this country.