While I agree with this I just think it is missing some ingredients.
Times have changed drastically, we have become Roman fat and happy and the culture has become self indulged, self centered and self interested. Even the people we thought were morally grounded (Cunningham, CA anyone?) are looking out for themselves with the money of the masses.
So you are just missing this key fact that while we were fighting "physically" for our land and freedom then Chuck, today that is a given and we're fighting for ourselves and what we can get for ourselves - the "I", "ME" and "MINE" era. Far different with total destruction as an outcome.