I have to disagree. The decline began with individual families and the church, and the men leading both failing in their duties. The government can't intrude into any area they don't belong unless the men in the society allow them to. It is so bad now that about half of American men don't even follow the creation ordinance to work - but think "the government" owes them a living.
Repentance, prayer, and men fulfilling their duties as Godly husbands, fathers, and leaders is the only hope for America.