Okay, that scenario is an extreme version of what could happen. An apathetic populace, politicians who sell their “souls” and a theocratic group in the majority who gains control over the court and police and military system, could conceivably take the goverment over.
I think that liberal America balances the situation, however. Of course, they don’t like gun ownership, so our militia could come out on the side of the religious right, and we could enter a Neo-Civil War.
You don’t lose sleep over this, do you. I hope not, because I think the USA will muddle along fairly balanced maintaining individual freedoms and expecting individual citizenship duties….unless, of course, we get a massive influx of illegals from both borders, which overbalances all the legal citizenry tries to do…..