An ethical person - like a politician, banker or lawyer - may know right from wrong, but unlike many of them, a moral person lives it. An Americanist first already knows that.
Bankers and their government agents will always act in their own best interests. Any residual benefit flowing down to the citizens by happenstance will just be litter.
Paul, in Colossians 1:13-17, says that we are redeemed and made members of the Kingdom of Christ through His atonement. All things were not only created by Him and for Him, but even more, "by him all things consist." The word "consist" is in the Greek sunistemi, a combination of two words: sun, or "with," and histemi, "to stand." Nothing in heaven or in earth can stand apart from Jesus Christ.
This means that whether it be politics, education, economics, the family, the church, or anything else, including all persons, they cannot stand long without Christ. To have a Christless education, politics, or economics is to invite disaster, which we are seeing. He is the foundation, and without Him the storms of life in time bring about the collapse of every structure built upon sand, upon man (Matt. 7:26-27).
"By him all things consist"-beginning with ourselves. We are sure to make a shambles of our lives on any other foundation. We then presuppose some other source of truth in the universe, that is, some other way of life, than Jesus Christ. If we build on such a lie, we turn our lives into a lie, and we make trouble and disaster inevitable. We have then no man to blame but ourselves.
Since "by him all things consist," we had better make Him the foundation of all in our lives.