I think that, like the nation of Israel, this country found favor in the eyes of Yah, and we imagined it would always be that way. Yes, many settlers came here to establish a place where they could worship Yah as they believed they should. Yes, they rejected others who went against their beliefs.
Yah promised Abraham that He would bless those who bless Abraham's descendants and curse those who cursed them (Gen. 12:3). A brief history reveals that the first Europeans to come to this land led by Christopher Columbus in 1492, received their funding and edict to go from Ferdinand and Isabella of Spain, who received the money by confiscating it from the Jewish people, who Ferdinand and Isabella were expelling from their lands by the Alhambra Decree issued on March 31, 1492. (See the diary of Christopher Columbus). It wasn't only Pilgrims and Quakers that came here--it was some Jews too.
Through the years, the more this nation tried to emulate the political system of biblical Israel, the more we were blessed. Once slavery was abolished, oppression of women declined, and finally, the defeat of Germany and the support of President Truman for the establishment of the Nation of Israel in 1948, our nation flourished. At least as long as our leaders have pursued the righteousness of Yah (even those who did not necessarily serve Him, if they sought to do the right things according to His judgments), we have done well. However, when our leaders turned away from His righteousness, as with Israel, our nation struggled.
From Engel v. Vitale in 1962 to Roe v. Wade in 1973 and more—especially in the last decade—we have been on a slippery slope. Now that our leaders are outwardly rejecting Yah as God and His standards as unacceptable, they have effectively placed us in a precarious position with our God. McConville wrote, "A nation may be powerful but can never be all-powerful. To be human, even though organized politically as a super-power, is to be weak" (37).
The Proverbs are true:
"When the righteous triumph, there is great glory, but when the wicked prevail, people go into hiding" (Proverbs 28:12 NRSV; see also Proverbs 28:28; 29:2, 16).
Perhaps the United States is learning just how true this is.
McConville, J. Gordon. Exploring the Old Testament: A Guide to the Prophets. Volume 4, InterVarsity Press, 2002.