You've neatly crystallized all of society's ills down to one gratuitous idyllic scenario. It is obvious why you did not address one single question proposed - because you would have to equivocate your position.<quoted text>
The loss of daily school prayer led to the demise of the public's feeling of morality. Americas moral decline rapidly accelerated following that one event.
Prayer in public school has been a fundamental act since public school first begun. I believe praying in public school is a tool that helps raise the consciences and morality of kids. Prior to 1962, kids were very well behaved not only at home, but also at school and in public. Have you been to a public school lately? Have you witnessed the absolute loss of morality and respect from kids today?
Kids are too young to make moral decisions and need to be taught the respectful way to behave. By parents, teachers and school authorities Parents nowadays given up because the state has stepped in and tied the hands of teachers and parents. Praying teaches thankfulness and that we are all accountable to God and to each other for proper behavior.
If 80% of Americans still identify as Christian, and have for that entire period you identify, then what does that say about Christianity's influence on the moral fiber of society? Of those 300% rise in divorces, a majority portion had to have been Christian. Every other item may be traced in some way to the breakdown of the nuclear family, and thus "the decline of morality". If it is as you say, these facts are also undeniable, therefore you yourself indict the alleged "Christian nation".
Here's the out for Christianity - it ain't nothin' as simple as you make out.
One thing about it - in fundamentalist Mideastern nations they do impose the very constraints you seem to pine for. They don't just pray to start the schoolday, they pray five times a day, and many teach nothing outside their version of the "Bible". And they've been killing each other, as well as innocents in the crossfire, over which God interpretation is "right" for centuries.
But lo! They sho' don't have the divorce rates, unwed birth rates, etc, etc, that you seem to think are the mark of a great society.
Which world do you want to live in?