Sounds a lot like the 1950's when I grew up. The Pledge and the Lord's Prayer were said each and every day in school. All the other things mentioned existed too. My grandparents lived in town and only used a drop latch on their screen door in the summer. Government offices were plain vanilla and the people that worked in them made a living if not much more - kind of like the workers in the private sector. Where did we go wrong? We got complacent. We began to stand for nothing - and fell for anything.