Consider that for a moment. If a nuclear bomb was set off in Washington, and a foreign nation decapitated our government, destroyed all that we hold dear, and made us all slaves, where would your hope be?
Where would we place our hope if America went down the dumper as a country?
Can't happen, you say.
It happened to Israel in Biblical times. Check out this post-click on above link-in Boomer in the Pew-for the "who, what, when, where, how, why and so what."