One point on which I would take issue with Rothman is his use of the term "long ago lost cultural conflicts." You either conduct yourself in your role as an engaged citizen based on furthering God's kingdom, or you surrender to the dark force.
Yes, that is an absolutist position.
There is no other worth embracing.
That said, I would urge caution where the effective way forward appears to be that of "sacrific[ing] consistency for power." Consistency is in such short supply today in post-America that it wouldn't take much at all for such a tactic to render moot any gains achieved thereby.
This nation is starved for clarity. Let not the record show that it was us that finally killed it off.