David Theroux of The Independent Institute continues his essay,
Secular Theocracy: The Foundations and Folly of Modern Tyranny, Part 2
We live in a secularized world of nation states in which traditional religion, especially Christianity, is unwelcome. Rooted in the “Enlightenment,” this view supports a secularized and authoritarian public square enforced by government and that progress requires forcing religion ever backward into remote corners of society. In short, America has become a secular theocracy with a civic religion of national politics (nationalism) occupying the public realm in which government has replaced God.
Click on the link above for part II.
You can read parts I and II here.